“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
– Dr. Seuss.
“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.
“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
– Nikos Kazantzakis.
“Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.”
– Victor Hugo.
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
– Pablo Picasso.
“Invention strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come from nothing.”
– Sir Joshua Reynolds.
“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”
– Leo Burnett.
“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.”
– John Maynard Keynes.
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”
– Carl Sagan.
“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.
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.”
– Edgar Allan Poe.
“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.”
– Jonathan Swift.
“I began by tinkering around with some old tunes I knew. Then, just to try something different, I set to putting some music to the rhythm that I used in jerking ice-cream sodas at the Poodle Dog. I fooled around with the tune more and more until at last, lo and behold, I had completed my first piece of finished music. “
– Duke Ellington.
“You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
“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.