imagination quotes

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning? — Francis Cabot Lowell

Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully. — William C. Bryant

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived. — John Adams

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell. — John Adams

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory. — Thomas Jefferson

He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart. — Washington Irving

When I got large enough to go to work, while employed I was reflecting on many things that would present themselves to my imagination; and whenever an opportunity occurred of looking at a book, when the school-children were getting their lessons, I would find many things that the fertility of my own imagination had depicted to me before. — Nat Turner

Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them. — Laurette Taylor

An idea is salvation by imagination. — Frank Lloyd Wright

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination. — Edward Hopper