mobilemuppetlab-sm.jpgIt follows from the last chapter that, as I have said, the prophets were endowed with unusually vivid imaginations, and not with unusually perfect minds. — Spinoza

Paradoxically, seeing the world as it is requires imagination — we have to get inside other people’s shoes, to imagine how their experiences might have shaped them. — Cary Tennis
I like the idea that what’s needed to become unstuck is more imagination — to view events in a new way. — Cary Tennis

It’s my conviction that slight shifts in imagination have more impact on living than major efforts at change … I won’t give many concrete, direct suggestions of what to do, because of my conviction that deep changes in life follow movements in imagination. — Thomas Moore

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. — William Butler Yeats

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

Science does not know its debt to imagination. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. — Ansel Adams

Capability means imagination… — Napoleon Hill

staircasedrawers-sm.jpgTo think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. — George Kneller


Edward de Bono has shown us that imagination can be taught and trained. As one cannot think clearly without the ability to make new associations, lateral thinking is one of life’s key skills to develop.

Many posts on my blog talk about vision-logic. Perhaps one way to describe an integral rationality is to call it a fusion of imagination with reason.