Imagination And Creativity Quotes by William James, Brenda Ueland, Carl Sagan, Rita Mae Brown, Henry David Thoreau, Dr. Seuss and many others.
Genius… means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
The imagination needs moodling,–long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
It is the marriage of the soul with nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination
Look at life through the wrong end of the telescope.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
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.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Reading fiction not only develops our imagination and creativity, it gives us the skills to be alone. It gives us the ability to feel empathy for people we’ve never met, living lives we couldn’t possibly experience for ourselves, because the book puts us inside the character’s skin.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.