They come into being not through demonstration but through revelation, through the medium of powerful personalities.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
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.
In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts.
The most evident difference springs from the important part which is played in man by a relatively strong power of imagination and by the capacity to think, aided as it is by language and other symbolically devices.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience.
At the same time, as social beings, we are moved in the relations with our fellow beings by such feelings as sympathy, pride, hate, need for power, pity, and so on.
If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief.