‘Imagination is a force of nature. Is this not enough to make a person full of ecstasy? Imagination, imagination, imagination. It converts to actual. It sustains, it alters, it redeems!’ -Saul Bellow, Henderson the Rain King
‘When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning.’ -Albert Camus
‘I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.’ -Albert Einstein
‘But imagination gives us the sweet music of tiniest insect wings, enables us to hear, all around the world, the vibration of every needle, the waving of every bole and branch, the sound of stars in circulation like particles in the blood. The Sierra canyons are full of avalanche debris – we hear them boom again, and we read the past sounds from present conditions. Again we hear the earthquake rock-falls. Imagination is usually regarded as a synonym for the unreal. Yet is true imagination healthful and real, no more likely to mislead than the coarse senses. Indeed, the power of imagination makes us infinite.’ -John Muir
‘Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.’ -Mark Twain
‘The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.’ -Jean-Jacques Rousseau
This post was published at Jon Rappoport on May 29, 2015.