What is imagination to you?

IMAGINE cordially invites to submit a personal statement that tells us what IMAGINATION IS. In approx. 150 words or less, what words of wisdom on imagination can you drop on us and the world? Kicking off our IMAGINE 2023 Campaign, all are called to address the essential IMAGINE question: What is imagination to you?

Put your imagination into action! Use your creative voice and help IMAGINE keep going and growing!

One Minute to Speak Up and Speak Out and Be Heard to support a great cause.
Send us your 1-Minute of Imagination that responds to the question IMAGINATION IS…
Fill in the blank with words that educate us, inspire us, delight us, and blow our minds!

The IMAGINATION IS… concept is inspired by Tiffany Shlain’s fantastic IMAGINE contribution, Imagination Is

“Imagination is riding on a big bicycle of thought in a wide-open terrain not knowing where you’ll go…” — Tiffany Shlain

IMAGINATION IS… is also inspired by the inspired contribution by Jai-Jagdeesh:

“Imagination is – sometimes in alternation, and sometimes all at once – a pair of wings, a parachute, and a soft place to land. It is a deep bowl of the tastiest chocolates, the place from which creative beauty is born, a liminal space within which we can breathe into infinite possibility.” — Jai-Jagdeesh

Famous Quotes

“IMAGINATION IS… the highest kite that can fly.” — Lauren Bacall

“IMAGINATION IS… a very high sort of seeing.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“IMAGINATION IS… is the manipulation of images in one’s head… the rational manipulation… as well as the literary and artistic manipulation.” — Jacob Bronowski

“For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but IMAGINATION IS… the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.” — Clive Staples Lewis

“I believe that the IMAGINATION IS… the passport we create to take us into the real world. I believe the IMAGINATION IS… another phrase for what is most uniquely us.” — John Guare

The IMAGINATION IS… an eye where images remain forever.” — Joseph Joubert

“IMAGINATION IS… a force that can actually manifest a reality.” — James Cameron

“IMAGINATION IS… the only weapon in the war against reality.” — Lewis Carroll

“IMAGINATION IS… an infinite resource that cannot be diminished by overuse or underuse.” — Patch Adams

“My IMAGINATION IS… a monastery, and I am its monk.” — John Keats

“Reason is intelligence taking exercise; IMAGINATION IS… intelligence with an erection.” — Victor Hugo

“Men feel that the IMAGINATION IS… the next greatest power to faith: the reigning prince.” — Wallace Stevens

“The IMAGINATION IS… the power that enables us to perceive the normal in the abnormal, the opposite of chaos in chaos.” — Wallace Stevens

“IMAGINATION IS… more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.” — Albert Einstein

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of IMAGINATION IS… boundless.” — Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Now the power of the IMAGINATION IS… a unifying power, hence the force of metaphor; and the poet is the supreme manipulator of metaphor… the world needs the unifying power of the imagination. The two things that give it best are poetry and religion.” — R.S. Thomas

“IMAGINATION IS… the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.” — William Blake

“IMAGINATION IS… precious. Don’t lose it. Don’t lose the child in you.” — Marilyn Manson

“We humans may be released into a realm of pure self-engineering. The IMAGINATION IS… everything.” — Terence McKenna

“IMAGINATION IS… the living power and prime agent of all human perception.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“The IMAGINATION IS… not a talent of some men but is the health of every man.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Self-mastery is attained when the imagination has been directed and trained to conform with our desires-for although, in one sense, the IMAGINATION IS… inclined in the subconscious, yet it dominates the latter, and therefore, if we know how to guide it, our subconscious self will take charge of our material being and do its work just as we wish it to be done; or, in other words, exactly in conformity with our conscious suggestions.” — Emile Coué

“When you stop to think about it, you soon realize that our IMAGINATION IS… what our whole social life is really based on…. In practically everything we do it’s thee combination of emotion and intellect we call imagination that goes to work.” — Northrop Frye

“You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that IMAGINATION IS… a value in itself.” — Milan Kundera

“The best definition of true IMAGINATION IS… that it is the sum of our faculties. Poetry is the scholar’s art.” — Wallace Stevens

“The IMAGINATION IS… always restless and suggests a variety of thoughts, and the will, reason being laid aside, is ready for every extravagant project.” — John Locke

“Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the IMAGINATION IS… incalculable.” — C.G. Jung

Steps & Guidelines


To participate in IMAGINATION IS… please send submissions in a Word Document to IMAGINEzine1@gmail.com. Please include your name, hi-res photo, two sentence bio, and website link in the body of the email.


All participants will receive:

  1. A placement on the IMAGINATION IS… program page (limited to 100 people)
  2. Extensive mentions on all our social media channels

We thank you for your generous time, consideration, and participation, and look forward to hearing from you soon!