Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Theme Series: Imagination

Left/right brain? Teachers and parents know that both sides should be cultivated including the creative, imaginative side. Can one simply live on imagination? Can one live without it? Here are 14 quotes which provide some illumination:

- Fantasy is like jam; you have to spread it on a solid slice of bread. ~ Italo Calvino

- Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein

- Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. ~ John Keats

- Wither is fled the visionary gleam?
Where is it now, the glory and the dream? ~ William Wordsworth

- Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. ~ Lauren Bacall

- People can die of mere imagination. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer

- Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

Selected by quoteflections.

- Let each man exercise the art he knows. ~ Aristophanes

- A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

- Imagination is a poor substitute for experience. ~ Havelock Ellis

- I imagine that yes is the only living thing. ~ e. e. cummings

-I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. ~ Dr. Seuss

-I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ~ Michelangelo

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