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Albert Einstein about Imagination, Knowledge and Limitation

Posted in Albert Einstein, Quote on October 1st, 2009 by Dave – Be the first to comment

Another one concerning Imagination:

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein
As quoted in “What Life Means to Einstein : An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck” in The Saturday Evening Post Vol. 202 (26 October 1929), p. 117

At first glance this statement seems to be very amazing from a man to whom we owe such a huge amount of knowledge. But at the same time this reveals the secret of extending knowledge. Again it’s very closely related to courage: the courage to think, what nowbody knows yet.

What about you? Do you merely rely on your knowledge? Or do you trust also in the power of your imagination?

Henry David Thoreau about the World and Imagination

Posted in Henry David Thoreau, Quote on September 28th, 2009 by Dave – 2 Comments

What could be more suitable for the beginning of the week than a quote about imagination?

This world is but a canvas to our imaginations.

Henry David Thoreau

I like this canvas metaphor very much! It leads to comparing life to an oil painting: painted layer by layer in a long process including the opportunity if change in any state, never definitely finished. Just the upper layer is visible, but the whole personality consisting of all layers – visible and invisible.

What about you? How are you painting your imaginations onto the canvas of the world? Are you good in painting?