Some of My Favorite Quotes About Imagination

Before I begin this post, I just want to make something abundantly clear…

I am NOT using a bunch of quotes to take the easy way out of writing a long and heartfelt piece.

On the contrary, I have come to understand the beauty of simplicity….and in this, I now know that the most thought provoking material you can find (you know…the stuff that makes a big impact on our consciousness) can occur from only a sentence or two.

Now before I share what warms my heart…I just want to mention one other thing.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by thought suggestions.

I’m sure you’ve noticed it too.

Given what comes out of our television sets, films, magazines, billboards and the opinion of others around us – we are constantly being told what to think, what to feel and how to act.

We are also bombarded with stories and images of the worst situations taking place in the world – and this is getting more apparent over time.

With an abundance of information available in a wide variety of forms, thanks to the internet and other means of technology, it’s easy to not only think the worst about humanity – but to also feel that we live in a hopeless situation that can never change.

Now for those of you who have first gotten to know me by reading my posts on I Choose Awareness, you know that I don’t condone ignoring what’s in front of us. In fact, I encourage having an awareness of the conditions we live in because I feel it’s important to see where we are to gain insight into how we have gotten to our current way of life.

But (and this is a big but) – this doesn’t mean we should ruminate on things either.

There is a fine line between observing, and absorbing – one we need to be clear about because while the former can encourage circumstances stemming from a place of empowerment, the latter can result in an emotionally turbulent reaction that only further solidifies the very thing we are upset about.

Wisdom only comes from knowledge, but then deliberately using that knowledge to act from our highest selves.

And how might we gain access to that part of ourselves that sees the world from the mountaintop instead of the limited view of the ground beneath us?

That’s right – our imagination.

Now know this…

I’m no unicorn riding/ kumbaya singing/ good sh*t wake and bakin’ fluffy chick. I’m a down to Earth – keep my feet on the ground while reaching for the stars kind of woman.

I KNOW that we are programmed.

I KNOW the conditions we experience have actually come from the imagination.

The problem is…all of this chaos has come from the imagination of OTHERS, in addition to our own inability to practice discipline in regard to how our random thoughts take on a life of their own.

As Mike Dooley so eloquently phrased it…

Thoughts – Create – Things. Choose the good ones.

The programming we confuse as absolute truth is nothing more than our receptive natures complying with the will of those who have taken upon themselves to think for the rest of us with our participation – albeit – without our conscious awareness of this.

And I’m not making this up either. This is the Law of Gender. It’s a Natural Law Principle – one of several that govern the way the world works.

“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on planes.”          ~ The Kybalion.

But this doesn’t have to be true anymore.

We can start using our imagination to envision a world where:

  • We get along.
  • We enjoy our work.
  • We all prosper.
  • We observe things but remain solution-oriented because we have evolved ourselves to be able to do this with a level of maturity that keeps us connected to the well-being of everyone.
  • We focus on well-being rather than physical conditions of illness and disease.
  • We raise our kids to be independent and creative thinkers – free from the desire to be better or higher than anyone else.
  • The food and water are clean, natural and abundant.
  • Work and play are the same things and pay us well.
  • We treat all living things, human or not with the same respect we desire for ourselves and our loved ones.
  • We see God in everyone else and realize that underneath it all…we all want the same things, and come from the same Source.

This can be done. I will live every day of my life knowing this.

It will be up to us – using our human imagination to bring the unseen into the seen…and doing so from a place of love and kindness.

And now that you are witness to exactly how the imagination works when inspired by the higher self (since this post as mentioned in the beginning was originally meant to be a few sentences and some quotes – but took on a life of its own 800+ words later)…let’s hear about it from some of the wonderful teachers who have walked the path with us and lived to tell us how it really works.

So without further ado…here goes.

Some of My Favorite Quotes About Imagination

Imagination Quotes

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

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

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” ~ Mark Twain

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

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ~ Pablo Picasso

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

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

“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” ~ J.G. Ballard

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein

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

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

“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile”. ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“Hate is a lack of imagination.” ~ Graham Greene, The Power, and the Glory

“An awakened imagination works with a purpose. It creates and conserves the desirable, and transforms or destroys the undesirable.” ~ Neville Goddard

“Your will is the ego part of you that believes you’re separate from others, separate from what you’d like to accomplish or have, and separate from God. It also believes that you are your acquisitions, achievements, and accolades. This ego will want you to constantly acquire evidence of your importance… On the other hand, your imagination is the concept of Spirit within you. …with imagination, we have the power to be anything we desire to be.” ~ Wayne Dyer

I am aware that there are many more out there, but since this is a post and not a book…I have included the ones that have stood out to me for now.

Are there any quotes about the imagination that you love? If so, I’d love to know what they are in the comment’s section.

I hope this has inspired your own imagination to be your best self.

* Quotes kindly borrowed from:

* Image courtesy of [panuruangjan] at

Dana Gore

Author of the books "A Simple Guide to Exercise Safety (What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You)" and "Streetwise Philosophy (A Bullshit-Free Approach to Spiritual Maturity)", Dana Gore is a health and fitness professional, wellness coach, and freelance writer. Dana brings guidance to the public about how to achieve optimal health in a safe and structured manner while inspiring her readers to seek self-awareness and inner peace as a means to well-being in all areas of life.

12 thoughts on “Some of My Favorite Quotes About Imagination

  • at 10:28 am

    I enjoy inspirational quotes also. I share a number of them on Twitter every once in a while, some of them mine. lol I think my favorite quote from above is by Lewis Carroll, one I’ve never seen before because I might be the only person of my age who’s never read any of his books nor seen the movie; yeah, I know… lol

    • at 6:06 pm

      Hi Mitch,

      I’ll admit that it wasn’t until recently that I finally watched Alice in Wonderland, so don’t feel bad 🙂

      But yes, I love that quote too.
      We see the world as it is, which is necessary to gain an understanding of how things are, and how they came to be. But by using the imagination, we can always depend on this God given tool to enable us to find a way to create solutions when all hope seems lost.

      I appreciate your visit, and your comment. Thanks for stopping by Mitch.

  • at 10:57 pm

    Hi Dana!

    I don’t think this a lazy post at all….we can all use quotes like this for inspiration. 🙂

    I love the quotes my Albert Einstein and Mark Twain. My favorite one is “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

    Ah yes, the mind is a powerful thing. It is up to us whether we empower our imagination or not.

    Great post Dana! So glad I came by your blog. I will definitely be coming back!

    Take care hun,

    • at 9:37 am

      Hi Cori!

      Great to see you here again 🙂

      Yep, the mind is a powerful thing. In my years of being in the health and fitness industry, I have come to realize (in addition to my own experiences) that while behavior is certainly part of the equation…it’s really the mind that’s responsible for it all.

      It’s come to my attention recently that the imagination plays a direct role in just how expansive our minds are. There seems to be more to it than that, as there is a Spiritual component that is at the top of it all…and the entire “system” works together in harmony.

      I love the quotes too. Reading them makes you realize how many others have tapped into this awareness. I enjoyed sharing them.

      I really appreciate your visit, and your comment.
      Have a fantastic rest of the week Cori.

  • at 8:46 am

    Oh I LOVE quotations and have collected and compiled many of them. There really is something almost magical about the way a few words can touch our hearts and let us know that we are not alone, that others have felt the same way and learned something in the process.

    Einstein’s quote about imagination being a preview of life’s coming attractions has always been a favorite. One of my own is “Can you imagine what you could do if you would do all you can?” I’d forgotten about that one … I’ll have to share it one of these days. Thanks for the inspiration Dana!

    • at 4:25 pm

      Hi Marquita,

      Good to see you here again 🙂

      I agree that a few words can make an impact – a powerful one at that.
      I love that quote by Einstein. I really love all of them. Certain ones stand out to me for different reasons. Everyone has their own unique way of expressing something…and this, to me, is one of the beautiful aspects of the human imagination.

      I really like the one you shared as well. Maybe you can make a cool image out of it and include it in one of your posts. There’s an idea!

      Enjoy your week Marquita.
      Thanks so much for your comment, and for stopping by.

  • at 3:50 am

    Hi Dana,

    Amazing posts on Imagination.

    I love this one “Logic will take you from point A TO B, but Imagination will take you everywhere”.

    They are all good quotes, but this one made an impression on me.

    Thanks for sharing these quotes.



    • at 4:22 pm

      Hi Dan,


      Yep – I like that one too. I really love them all…but the two last ones by Dr. Dyer and Neville Goddard stand out to me – I suppose because I’m reading their books.

      I’m happy to share them. We can all use some brighter notes in our lives.

      Have a great week.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • at 10:58 am

    Hi Dana,

    It is so true…sometimes the simplest things can have a strong effect on us. We get bombarded with information all around us. But we have to realize what’s in our heart and soul vs. what we are “programmed” with. To keep on track, this post truly shines a great light on it.

    Our imagination is real. It comes from our inner self, higher self and we have to pay attention to it. I like simplicity. This is why I love quotes. It gives a break in my day to ponder something. It can be uplifting as well as thought provoking.

    I enjoyed this so much and thank you!


    • at 8:49 pm

      Hi Donna,

      Yep, I love simplicity too.
      It’s funny though because for the longest time, i thought Truth was a complicated, intellectual concept that required a good education and a LOT of studying.

      I now know this isn’t the case, and quite frankly, I’m relieved.

      I’ve learned – recently in fact – that my own life was a result of my misuse of my imagination. I eventually caught myself engaging in thoughts that had nothing to do with what I wanted in life, but instead, were a rehashing of old events that I didn’t particularly care for.

      It’s become clear to me that a deliberate use of this inherent tool we came here with to, as you put it, allow our inner/higher selves to be the overall influence in our expressions here IS the Truth.

      Knowing this makes me realize how important it is to be disciplined in how we think. It takes persistence, but it’s worth it.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. I enjoyed writing it (or actually, it kinda wrote itself).

      I’m always happy when you visit and I appreciate your comment 🙂

  • at 7:02 pm

    Hey Dana,

    I think that at times we just need a little inspiration. Something that uplifts us, encourages us or just inspires us.

    Even if you decided to take the easy way out with a post that’s perfectly fine, it’s your blog my dear.

    I think I’ve read all of these quotes and shared several of them myself. As you know I share quotes on my social accounts every week day. I can’t help myself, I think they just help in case someone does need a little inspiration or motivation. I enjoyed reading all of these again my dear and I’ll be sure to share this post as well.

    Hope you have a great week and happy blogging.


    • at 8:04 pm

      Hi Adrienne,

      Believe it or not, when I wrote about taking the easy way out – it was before 800+ words spilled out of me before getting to the quotes 😉

      I think a lot of us can use inspiration. Sometimes, powerful messages can be expressed in such simplicity – as I feel was the case in the quotes I added.

      I’ve browsed through some of the social networks I participate in and have seen your posts since we’re connected there as well. I know you like to bring light into the world in between posting on your blog.

      It’s always good to see you here, and I appreciate your comment. Enjoy your week Adrienne.


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