You Can Be Anything with Imagination! Do You Have It?

1. “Reading with a critical imagination is as important for science as it is for literature or advertising. Good literature often opens expansive new ways of seeing the world, and good science writing can do that too, but too often scientific publications have ulterior motives, and should be read the way advertising propaganda is read.” Raymond Peat, PhD, How do you know? Students, patients, and discovery

2. “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein

3. “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” Albert Einstein

4. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein

5. “Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” Maria Montessori

6. “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things

7. “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” Oscar Wilde

8. “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” Terry Pratchett

9. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

10. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

11. “Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” Philip José Farmer

12. “Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.” Patricia A. McKillip

13. “I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” J.G. Ballard

14. “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” Lewis Carroll

15. “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” Carl Sagan

16. “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” Henry David Thoreau

17. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, and live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau

18. “Imagination is a place where all the important answers live.” Joe Meno

19. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” Muhammad Ali

20. “What is now proved was once only imagined.” William Blake

21. “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” William Arthur Ward

22. “Imagination should be used, not to escape reality, but to create it.” Colin Wilson

23. “The power of imagination created the illusion that my vision went much farther than the naked eye could actually see.” Nelson Mandela

24. “Worry is a misuse of imagination.” Dan Zadra

25. “You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist.” Azar Nafisi

26. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” Stephen R. Covey

27. “Imagination is the true magic carpet.” Norman Vincent Peale

28. “We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” Seneca

29. “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” George Bernard Shaw

30. “The best use of imagination is creativity.” Deepak Chopra

31. “Reality is for people that lack imagination.” Hayao Miyazaki

32. “Imagination is an instrument of survival.” Rogier Van Der Heide

33. “I have too much imagination to be a housewife.” Marilyn Monroe

34. “Imagination is the power of the mind over the possibilities of things.” William Stevens

35. “The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” Tony Robbins

36. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” Jamie Paolinetti

37. “True change takes place in the imagination.” Thomas Moore

38. “All I imagine is good things happening and coming my way. It is my mind, so why shall I not use it to empower me?” ATGW

39. “Use your imagination to fly to a world of prosperity, abundance, and success.” ATGW

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