Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Nothing happens unless first we dream.
Affliction is more apt to suffocate the imagination than to stimulate it.
Heaven is so far of the Mind That were the Mind dissolved— The Site—of it—by Architect Could not again be proved—
'Tis vast—as our Capacity— As fair—as our idea— To Him of adequate desire No further 'tis, than Here—
The Brain—is wider than the Sky— For—put them side by side— The one the other will contain With ease—and You—beside—
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George Bernard Shaw:
You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Henry David Thoreau:
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.
from The Quest For Certainty
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge:
Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.
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