“ Imagination disposes of everything it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth. ”

- John Keats

“ My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias. ”

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“ I grew up in Sierra Leone, in a small village where as a boy my imagination was sparked by the oral tradition of storytelling. At a very young age I learned the importance of telling stories - I saw that stories are the most potent way of seeing anything we encounter in our lives, and how we can deal with living. ”

- Ishmael Beah

“ I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused. ”

- Baruch Spinoza

“ Grandchildren have taught me how important the future is. I try to look through their eyes and envision what's in their imagination. What's the world going to look like when they're my age? That really does take a huge imagination. ”

- Richard Lugar

“ For some reason I can't explain, artist and musicians tend to look younger than our age. Being in music, you need this youthful sense of discovery and wonder for what you're doing and keep your imagination open. That's a youthful way of looking at life and I think that reflects in how you age. ”

- Joshua Bell

“ Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them. ”

- Laurette Taylor

“ Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have. ”

- James Dean

“ Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain. ”

- David Hume

“ I'm not writing non-fiction. I don't feel anything about me as a kid was unique. Except that I had more interest in being alone and using my imagination. ”

- John Irving

“ I think growing up on a farm in a certain amount of isolation, with not a lot of friends nearby, makes you entertain yourself and kind of grows your imagination - being alone is quite good for all that. You make up stories, talk to the animals, let them be an audience, a bunch of cows. ”

- Kristen Schaal

“ People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. ”

- William Butler Yeats

“ I had a very happy childhood, but I wasn't that happy a child. I liked being alone and creating characters and voices. I think that's when your creativity is developed, when you're young. I liked the world of the imagination because it was an easy place to go to. ”

- David Walliams

“ I didn't really hear any other music other than what my dad was working on until I was 12. My recollection of hearing other music was that I liked some things that I heard but I always thought, 'Where's the rest of it?' It didn't have the same amount of detail or instrumentation or imagination in the arrangements. ”

- Dweezil Zappa

“ My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood. ”

- Kim Elizabeth

“ You never quite know what's going to strike your imagination, or something that won't going to leave you alone, not going to leave alone, and this was one for me. ”

- Peter Shaffer

“ Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe. ”

- Philip Guston

“ When I was a young person I went to the university and I learned a rational language, to think with the left side of the brain. But in the right side of the brain you have intuition and imagination. Words are not the truth they indicate the way to go, but you need to go alone, in silence. Symbols have a language that kills the words. ”

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

“ The best things that capture your imagination are ones you hadn't thought of before and that aren't talked about in the news all the time. ”

- Steve Wozniak