Knowledge dilutes imagination.
If knowledge is lacking, your destruction is inevitable.
… people made the imaginary real all the time: taking the music they heard in their head and recording it, seeing a house in their imagination and building it. Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.
This didn’t sound good. It sounded like the optimism was escaping from him.
He made a story for all of them, a story to give them strength. The words of the story poured out of his mouth as if they had substance, pebbles and stone extending to hold the corporal up…knees from buckling…hands from letting go of the blanket.
Just because you took longer than others, doesn’t mean you failed.
Though our collective level of knowledge may always be defined by a certain set of answers, we are never limited by the questions we may pose.
If we try to see something positive in everything we do, life won’t necessarily become easier but it becomes more valuable.
When common objects in this way be come charged with the suggestion of horror, they stimulate the imagination far more than things of unusual appearance; and these bushes, crowding huddled about us, assumed for me in the darkness a bizarre grotesquerie of appearance that lent to them somehow the aspect of purposeful and living creatures. Their very ordinariness, I felt, masked what was malignant and hostile to us.
Children accept many things adults will not accept, since the world of a child is a constant revelation without any need for knowledge of cause and effect. (“Miss Esperson”)