130 Imagination Quotes To Explore The Infinite Possibilities

Looking for some inspiration for creative quotes about imagining new things? We have rounded up the best collection of imagination quotes, sayings, and captions, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to be creative and free in your vision.

Imagination is the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful.

We first create things in our minds and thoughts before their physical creation. All great discoveries and new innovations were a result of a great mind’s imagination.

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When we limit our beliefs we limit our imagination. Ideas and imagination are very important to adapt to changing requirements of the world. Any new invention or concept was once a dream or thought of a great dreamer who was not afraid to dream.

To imagine is to give way to free thoughts without thinking about logic and reality.

As stated by Albert Einstein; “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

We have divided these inspirational imagine quotes into these sections;

  • Famous Imagination Quotes
  • Quotes About Imagination And Reality
  • Creativity And Imagination Quotes

Also, check our posts on ideas quotes and vision board quotes to inspire you to be a dreamer.

Imagination Quotes By Albert Einstein

  1. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein

  2. “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”- Albert Einstein                                                                                                                                                         
    Imagination quotes Albert Einstein
    Imagination quotes Albert Einstein

  3. “Imagination is more important that knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein                                                                     
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    imagination quotes

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

  5. “Your imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

  6. “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.” – Albert Einstein

  7. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein

  8. “In that way, imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts.” – Albert Einstein

Famous Imagination Quotes

  1. “Imagination takes you everywhere.”

  2. “Expand your imagination.” – Jeff Hardy

  3. “Nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

  4. “Hate is a lack of imagination.”- Graham Greene

  5. “Worry is a waste of imagination.” – Walt Disney                                                                           
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    quotes about imagination

  6. “Imagination decides everything.” – Blaise Pascal

  7. “Worry is a misuse of imagination.” – Dan Zadra

  8. “Everyone is in love with their own ideas.” – Carl Jung

  9. “My inner world is my home, my territory, my fantasy.”

  10. “Imagination governs the world.”- Napoléon Bonaparte                                                             
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    quotes about imagining

  11. “Truth is a matter of the imagination.”- Ursula K. Le Guin

  12. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir                                                           
    quotation about imagination
    quotation about imagination

  13. “A book is a device to ignite the imagination.”- Alan Bennett

  14. “An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

  15. “Everything that is real was imagined first.”- Velveteen Rabbit                                                       
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    imagination quote

  16. “Imagination is the reality of the dreamer.” – Scott Ringenbach

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

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

  19. “In the world of imagination, all things belong.” – Richard Hugo

  20. “Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.”- Jane Austen

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

  22. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali                                             
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    imagination quotes images

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

  24. “To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.”- Anatole France

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

  26. “For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” – C. S. Lewis

  27. “The more imagination the reader has … the more he will do for himself. He will, at a mere hint from the author, flood wretched material with suggestion and never guess that he is himself chiefly making what he enjoys.” – C. S. Lewis

  28. “What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination.”- Sylvia Plath

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

  30. “It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas.” – Charles Peguy

  31. “Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

  32. “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” ―Robin Williams

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

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

  35. “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

  36. “Being realistic is not always good. It makes us forget we must bring imagination into reality.”

  37. “But, I nearly forgot you must close your eyes, otherwise…you won’t see anything.” – Lewis Carroll

  38. “My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.”- Patricia Highsmith

  39. “The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.” – Deepak Chopra

  40. “Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.” – Luigi Pirandello

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

  42. “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan

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

  44. “Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.” ―Vincent Van Gogh

  45. “The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.”- Oscar Wilde

  46. “A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.”- Richelle E. Goodrich

  47. “They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”- Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

  50. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John Steinbeck

  51. “When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” – Susan Sarandon

  52. “The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.” – Terence McKenna

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

  54. “And people who don’t dream, who don’t have any kind of imaginative life, they must go nuts. I can’t imagine that.”- Stephen King

  55. “A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” – Ovid

  56. “Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde

  57. “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”- Ray Bradbury

  58. “Those who fear the imagination condemn it: something childish, they say, something monsterish, misbegotten. Not all of us dream awake. But those of us who do have no choice.”- Patricia A. McKillip

  59. “There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.”– Washington Irving

Quotes About Imagination And Reality

A lot of people are afraid to dream and think big. They are discouraged by the people around them who speak about the impossibilites rather than the possibilities.

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But as it is rightly said, if you can dream it, so you can achieve it. Everything is possible when we don’t hold back our power of imagination and manifestaion.

With great scientists, leaders, personalities sharing their experiences in their quotes, it reflects that anything is possible. So why stop dreaming big?

  1. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”- Walt Disne

  2. “Imagination creates reality.” – Richard Wagner

  3. “Imagination is the soil that brings dreams to life.”

  4. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

  5. “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon

  6. “Imagination means nothing without doing.”- Charlie Chaplin

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

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

  9. “Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” – Mark Twain

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

  11. “The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.” ― Terence McKenna

  12. “The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.”- Helen Keller

  13. “I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn’t like it.” – Samuel Goldwyn

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

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

  16. “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead

  17. “It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”- Lucy Maud Montgomery

  18. “All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.” – Napoleon Hill

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

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

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

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

  23. “Trust that little voice in your head that says, ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; and then do it.” ―Duane Michals

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

  25. “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.”- Jonas Salk

  26. “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

  27. “Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

  29. “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem

  30. “Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.” – Thomas Edison

Creativity And Imagination Quotes 

We cannot undermine the importance of new and fresh ideas, discoveries, and innovation in science, business, and the development of the human race. Everything starts with imagining an idea. Power of imagination is the key to innovation. So sharing bright ideas and exchanging them opens room for discussion and creativity.

The more you imagine and manifest the stronger the mind gets and you can control your thoughts better.  Keep you goals higher and imagine more and more.

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  1. “Imagination and creativity can change the world.”

  2. “Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.”- Jonathan Swift

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

  4. “Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.” – George Scialabba

  5. “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” – Pablo Picasso

  6. “Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” – Immanuel Kant

  7. “No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.” – Winston Churchill

  8. “To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.” ― Richard Bach

  9. “Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

  10. “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain                                                                                                                                                   
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    imagination quotes for kids

  11. “When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.” – Ellen Key

  12. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” – Oscar Wilde

  13. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”- W. Clement Stone

  14. “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.” – Emile Chartier

  15. “An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.” – Charles Dickens

  16. “The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.” – Linus Pauling

  17. “Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.” – Mark Van Doren

  18. “Imagination is a gift given to us from God and each one of us use it differently.”- Brian Jacques

  19. “The world is a canvas for your imagination. You are the painter. There are NO RULES. Get to work.”

  20. “When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.” – RuPaul

  21. “I think nature’s imagination Is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax.”- Richard Feynman

  22. “Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity.”- Vladimir Nabokov

  23. “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” – Antoine St. Exupery

  24. “If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.” – Rollo May

  25. “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

  26. “You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.” ― Denis Waitley

  27. “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

  28. “The child must have a valuable thing which is called imagination. The child must have a secret world in which live things that never were. It is necessary that she believe.” – Betty Smith

Funny Quotes About Imagination

  1. “I don’t have a dirty mind. I have a sexy imagination.”

  2. “My imagination is something of a badass.”- D.C. Pierson

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

  4. “My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.”- John Steinbeck

  5. “Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.”- Marcel Proust

  6. “Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”- Bill Hicks

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

  8. “The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.”- André Breton

  9. “Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.”- Victor Hugo

  10. “I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.”- Ursula K. Le Guin


Our mind is the most powerful tool and we can use it for the greatest good. When we unleash the true power of our thinking abilities and imagination, new doors of opportunity and innovation will open.

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