A wise man is someone who knows how to convert obstacles into resources.
Small boys often produce their own plays; but usually the parts are not written out. They hardly need to be, for the main line of each character is always “Stick ’em up!” In these plays the curtain is always rung down on a set of corpses, for small boys are by nature through and uncompromising.
I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel
We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers – thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams.
The trouble with him was that he was without imagination.
The term entheogen proposes a radical inversion of customary attitudes towards religion as faith or as something concerned with an ultimate reality or truth that is not a construct: ‘en-theo-gen’ is less ‘enthused by an experience of God within’ than something akin to ’empowering our ability to imagine or create the divine.
I write romance stories and although I want it to be a beautiful work of art, I am afraid that I will live in the story I created in my mind. It’s all in my mind I know, but sometimes, the romance becomes too ideal and realistic for me that I soon fall for the hero that was just a product of my imagination. I think that is both an fearful obstacle and a proof that somehow, you are succeeding to touch a reader’s heart – even if it is yours.
God gave us imaginations because that’s one of the ways we can visit the future! Thoughts are transport media!
There was a time when our greed had not yet surpassed our imaginations as our greatest asset.
It doesn’t matter if people are playing jazz or writing poetry — if they want to be successful, they need to learn how to persist and persevere, how to keep on working until the work is done. Woody Allen famously declared that “eighty percent of success is showing up.” NOCCA (New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts) teaches kids how to show up again and again.