Imagination is our ability to create new ideas, to reshape our reality and go to places we’ve never been before.
Every time you stop for a quick daydream, you use your imagination – How would your life change if this or that actually happened?
Maybe you haven’t realized this yet, but if you think long enough about something you wish to happen, you are one step closer to making it become reality.
Of course, we’re not talking about magic here – merely thinking about something won’t make it pop up in your face. But when you wish for something long enough, your brain will start guiding you towards your goal by giving you new ideas on how to make it real. Once you have those ideas, you just have to take action.
When we read a good book, imagination allows us to build and experience a whole new world. The author gives us the canvas and the brush, but we’re the ones painting the image.
Isn’t it amazing how you can travel anywhere at the speed of light, feel free and detach yourself from life’s struggles, and change whatever you want to change, just by using your imagination?
Here are 27 quotes about imagination to help reshape your reality:
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
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.JONAS SALK
What is now proved was once only imagined.WILLIAM BLAKE
The man who has no imagination has no wings.MUHAMMAD ALI (more Muhammad Ali quotes)
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
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
To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.RICHARD BACH
The power of imagination created the illusion that my vision went much farther than the naked eye could actually see.NELSON MANDELA (more Nelson Mandela quotes)
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
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.ALBERT EINSTEIN
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.VINCENT VAN GOGH (more Vincent van Gogh quotes)
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.JAMIE PAOLINETTI
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.CARL SAGAN
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever.WALT DISNEY
The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.TERENCE MCKENNA
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.IMMANUEL KANT
It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY (more Lucy Maud Montgomery quotes)
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Live out of your imagination, not your history.STEPHEN R. COVEY
Imagination creates reality.RICHARD WAGNER
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.GLORIA STEINEM
You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.DENIS WAITLEY
Everything you can imagine is real.PABLO PICASSO
Trust that little voice in your head that says, ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; and then do it.DUANE MICHALS
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.LEWIS CARROLL
Imagination is the true magic carpet.NORMAN VINCENT PEALE (more Norman Vincent Peale quotes)