Friday, September 7, 2012


"We must dare to think “unthinkable” thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world." -James William Fulbright

"Creation is a drug I can't do without." -Cecil B. DeMille

"Great accomplishments are the result of the imagination translated through words and action plans." -Charles Garfield

“Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.” -Frank Gaines

"Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life's coming attractions." -Albert Einstein

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Highly creative people are dedicated to ideas. They don’t rely on their talent alone; they rely on their discipline. Their imagination is like a second skin. They know how to manipulate it to its fullest.” –Annette Moser-Wellman

“I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head. It’s like a color movie. First I ‘see’ where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I ‘see’ the ball going there: its path, trajectory, and shape, even its behavior on landing. Then there’s sort of a fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality.” -Jack Nicklaus
"Don't play what's there, play what's not there." -Miles Davis

"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." -Orison Swett Marden

"All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose." -Brian Tracy

“Creativity is especially expressed in the ability to make connections, to make associations, to turn things around and express them in a new way.” –Tim Hansen

"I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel." -Peter Nivio Zarlenga

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelo

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." -George S. Patton

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” -Stephen Covey

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
-Muhammad Ali

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." -George Orwell

"Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life." -Simone Weil

"Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young." -W. Somerset Maugham

"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity." -L. Frank Baum

"Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything." -Henry Miller

"Imagination rules the world." -Napoleon Bonaparte

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere." -Carl Sagan

"You learn from that great master of imagination Thomas Alva Edison, who when asked the secret of his inventive genius replied, 'I listen from within.'" –Wilferd Peterson

"We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by people who have crossed bridges in their imaginations far ahead of the crowd." -Andrew Fitzpatrick

"It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create." -John Saxe

“Vested authority. If you can’t win the approval of your players, you lose your job. I think the less you control them, the more innovative they can be.” -Phil Jackson

"Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired." -Mark Twain

"Ideas are the root of creation." -Ernest Dimnet

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein

"Imagination is one of the most important things a basketball player can have. If you don't have an imagination, then it's very difficult to recognize and anticipate." –Bob Knight

"The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream. That this watch exists and has no watchmaker." -Voltaire

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." -George S. Patton, Jr.