67 Imagination Quotes To Bring Out The Best In You

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 67 of the best imagination quotes I could find. What’s my goal? To let your mind free and help you find the best ideas. You’ll discover authors like Einstein, Picasso, Jim Carrey, and more. Enjoy!
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There is something more important than logic: imagination. Alfred Hitchcock

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

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Life is very interesting. Boredom is a failure of imagination. Unknown

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The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety. Deepak Chopra

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


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Life gets smaller when you’re scared. It becomes infinite when you play. Maxime Lagacé

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Worry is a total waste of imagination. Walt Disney

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Trapped by reality, freed by imagination. Nicolas Manetta

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The power of imagination makes us infinite. John Muir

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Imagination is the spark that ignites the fire of creativity. Richard L. Peterson


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What is now proved was once only imagined. William Blake

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Reality is for people that lack imagination. Hayao Miyazaki

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Lack of imagination makes some things logically impossible. Paulo Coelho (Source)

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

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The wise use their imagination. Fools are used by their imagination. Maxime Lagacé



More Quotes About Imagination

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The real world is much smaller than the imaginary. Friedrich Nietzsche

Imagination is the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known. Napoleon Hill

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. Lewis Carroll

Imagination, which in truth is but another name for absolute power and clearest insight, amplitude of mind, and reason, in her most exalted mood. William Wordsworth

It’s remarkable how often progress, happiness and imagination coincide. Maxime Lagacé

The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories — or you can use it to paint dreams. Robert Brault

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. Ursula K. Le Guin

Instead of worrying about what might happen, anticipate what might happen. Our power to imagine is both a strength and a weakness. Ankur Warikoo (Source)

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Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

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

The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man. Richard Feynman

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. Francis Bacon

Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination. Oliver Sacks

Pessimism is a misuse of your imagination. Paulo Coelho (Source)

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

Imagination is the eye of the soul. Joseph Joubert

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A fearful mind is small and serious. A creative mind is infinite and playful. Maxime Lagacé

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

Let your imagination take you wherever you want to be. Bob Ross (The Joy of Painting)

Since most problems are created by our imagination and are thus imaginary, all we need are imaginary solutions. Richard Bandler

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

The imagination is the workshop of the soul, where all the plans for individual achievement are shaped. Napoleon Hill

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research. Albert Einstein

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Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations. Mae Jemison

The imagination is precious. Don’t lose it. Don’t lose the child in you. Marilyn Manson

Success is when reality catches up to our imagination. Simon Sinek (Source)

Imagination, not intelligence, made us human. Terry Pratchett

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. Mark Twain


Creativity begins to die when we fail to celebrate curiosity. We reward students for getting the right answer, but not for asking good questions. We promote managers for delivering results, but not for developing new ideas. Encouraging imagination is the mother of invention. Adam Grant (Source)

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

People who live within their means suffer from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

Imagination is the first step in creation whether in words or trifles. The mental pattern must always precede the material form. William Walker Atkinson

Related: 15 Ways To Boost Your Imagination And Creativity (storypick.com)
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Nothing is more free than the imagination of man. David Hume

I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything. Alice Walker

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there. Richard Feynman

Science is just imagination in a straitjacket. Richard Feynman

Imagination governs the world. Napoleon Bonaparte

“I’m bored”. Good. That’s where the magic happens. Dan Koe (Source)

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

Related: 10 Habits of Highly Creative People (berkeley.edu)
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Imagination is the queen of truth, and possibility is one of the regions of truth. She is positively akin to infinity. Charles Baudelaire

We suffer more often in imagination than in reality. Seneca

Any fool can die. Living takes imagination. Merlin

The great gift of the human imagination is that it has no limits or ending. Jim Rohn

The imagination is always manufacturing scenarios both good and bad, and the ego tries to keep you trapped in the multiplex of the mind. Jim Carrey (Source)

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Imagination means nothing without doing. Charlie Chaplin

Fools build walls. The wise build bridges. Maxime Lagacé

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

An imagination is a powerful tool. It can tint memories of the past, shade perceptions of the present, or paint a future so vivid that it can entice… Or terrify, all depending upon how we conduct ourselves today. Jim Davis

Fear kills everything. Your mind, your heart, your imagination. Cornelia Funke

A leader gives articulation to the imagination of the population. Jordan Peterson

Those who do not think outside the box are easily contained. Nicolas Manetta


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Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine. Louis Aragon

Let’s recap:

  • Imagination is letting your mind
    • wander
    • love
    • play
    • create
    • connect things
  • It’s what you imagine and think that will make your world, happy or sad.
  • You can build things with logic or imagination. One is finite, the other is infinite. Use both!
  • Remember: Once you have fun in your own head, life gets better.
  • Look around you. Everything you see was once imagined. Don’t be scared to create!

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

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September 1, 2022

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