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  Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.  
 -  John Adams
  

  Your time may be limited, but your imagination is not.  
 -  Anon
  

  To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.  
 -  Thomas A. Edison
  

  Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.  
 -  Tom Stoppard
  

  Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality.  
 -  Seneca
  

  The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.  
 -  William Shakespeare
  

  Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.  
 -  Gilbert Parker
  

  One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.  
 -  Mary McCarthy
  

  Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect. Then be sure of one thing: The Is has imagined it quite a bit better than you have. The original sin is to limit the Is. Don't.  
 -  Richard Bach
  

  We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.  
 -  Maria Montessori
  

  To write a song you must have an imagination, to have an imagination you must be free.  
 -  Bruno Mars
  

  It is impossible to imagine existence void of any intelligence.  
 -  Kedar Joshi
  

  There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.  
 -  Kerry Thornley
  

  Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.  
 -  Stephen R. Covey
  

  As children, we all live in a world of imagination, of fantasy, and for some of us that world of make-believe continues into adulthood.  
 -  Jim Henson
  

  Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.  
 -  John Lennon
  

  I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.  
 -  Duane Michals
  

  Live out of your imagination, not your history.  
 -  Stephen Covey
  

  All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.  
 -  Edgar Allen Poe
  

  Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation in its arguably most tranformative and revelatory capacity it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

  We are what we imagine ourselves to be.  
 -  Kurt Vonnegut Jr
  

  The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  It's important to read because it's really good for your vocabulary. It's really good for your imagination. I enjoy reading because I find it relaxing.  
 -  Emma Watson
  

  The imagination is man's power over nature.  
 -  Wallace Stevens
  

  Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.  
 -  George Orwell
  

  Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.  
 -  Carl Sagan
  

  Imagination rules the world.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.  
 -  Terry Pratchett
  

  The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.  
 -  William Blake
  

  Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.  
 -  Henry Miller
  

  Man lives by imagination.  
 -  Havelock Ellis
  

  Still, with a plan, you only get the best you can imagine. I'd always hoped for something better than that.  
 -  Chuck Palahniuk
  

  Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.  
 -  Vincent Van Gogh
  

  I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.  
 -  Jorge Luis Borges
  

  Science does not know its debt to imagination.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  What is now proved was once imagined.  
 -  William Blake
  

  Imagination governs the world.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.  
 -  Isaac Newton
  

  Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have. Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.'  
 -  James Dean
  

  Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?  
 -  Leonardo Da Vinci
  

  Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

  To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.  
 -  Cynthia Ozick
  

  Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?  
 -  Mike Tyson
  

  I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.  
 -  Chris Brown
  

  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
  

  Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.  
 -  Simone Weil
  

  Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.  
 -  Jules De Gaultier
  

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

  It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist.  
 -  Ralph Nader
  

  Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.  
 -  Immanuel Kant
  

  You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  The man who has no imagination has no wings.  
 -  Muhammad Ali
  

  The world is but a canvas to the imagination.  
 -  Henry David Thoreau
  

  Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.  
 -  Nora Ephron
  

  Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.  
 -  George Scialabba
  

  There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.  
 -  W. Somerset Maugham
  

  Imagination rules the world.  
 -  Napoleon Bonaparte
  

  There is nothing that cannot be achieved by firm imagination.  
 -  Japanese proverb