Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.[Fantasie ist wichtiger als Wissen. Das Wissen ist begrenzt. Phantasie umgibt die Welt.]
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams with the imagination being awake?[Perchè vede piv certa la cosa l’ochio ne’ sogni che colla imaginatione, stando desto?]
We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experienced is a narrowing of the imagination.
It was an All-in-One and One-in-All of limitless being and self — not merely a thing of one Space-Time continuum, but allied to the ultimate animating essence of existence’s whole unbounded sweep — the last, utter sweep which has no confines and which outreaches fancy and mathematics alike. It was perhaps that which certain secret cults of earth have whispered of as YOG-SOTHOTH, and which has been a deity under other names; that which the crustaceans of Yuggoth worship as the Beyond-One, and which the vaporous brains of the spiral nebulae know by an untranslatable Sign.
Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.[L’intelligence est l’épouse, l’imagination est la maîtresse, la mémoire est la servante.]
You not to give way prematurely either to joy of grief. Happen what will, all is well if one only keeps one’s health; for happiness subsists—solely in the imagination.
Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.