Monday, May 02, 2005

Imagination Quotes

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.  ~Norman Podhoretz They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.  ~Edgar Allan Poe, "Eleonora" He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.  ~Joseph Joubert There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.  ~G.K. Chesterton Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.  ~Lewis Carroll There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.  ~Ansel Adams Things are only impossible until they're not.  ~Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. ~Emily Dickinson, Poems Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life.  ~Simone Weil Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.  ~Stephen Leacock When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion.  Then I go out and paint the stars.  ~Vincent Van Gogh The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry.  He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..."  And then do it.  ~Duane Michals, "More Joy of Photography" Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.  ~George Scialabba It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.  ~Henry David Thoreau The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and science.  He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.  ~Albert Einstein Anyone who can be replaced by a machine deserves to be.  ~Dennis Gunton Really we create nothing.  We merely plagiarize nature.  ~Jean Baitaillon Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.  ~Jessamyn West People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.  ~William Butler Yeats I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed.  If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.  ~Ursula K. Le Guin, The Language of the Night Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.  ~Albert Szent-Györgyi I believe in the imagination.  What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.  ~Duane Mi


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