"It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive." -  Henry David Thoreau

"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination." -  John Keats

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." -  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache."  -  Catherine the Great

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

"The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life." -  Daniel J. Boorstin

"It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block." -  Paul Gauguin

"Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king." -  Mark Van Doren

"You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist." -  Azar Nafisi

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." -  Albert Einstein 

"We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality." -  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"It takes no imagination to live within your means." -  Francis Ford Coppola