“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”—Albert Einstein
“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”—Lao Tzu
If you’ll just consider this-even if it don’t make sense All the time - give it time And when the crowd becomes your burden And you’ve early closed your curtains, I’ll wait by the backstage door While you try to find the lines to speak your mind and pry it open, hoping for an encore And if it gets too late, for me to wait For you to find you love me, and tell me so It’s ok, don’t need to say it.
“For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.”—Lev Grossman
“Style is not a tool, it is not a method, it is not a choice of words alone. Being much more than all this, style constitutes an intrinsic component or characteristic of the author’s personality. Thus when we speak of style we mean an individual artist’s peculiar nature, and the way it expresses itself in his artistic output.”—Vladimir Nabokov, from his lecture on Mansfield Park
“The beauty of life is that we constantly have the opportunity to change it. We always have the power to recreate it. We can change our thoughts, remember how to live instead of planning each moment, forgive the past, be present for the now, slow down the speed, and push the reset button on a day that has escaped us.”—Cat Li Stevenson