That Other Place: Six Quotes on Imagination

I don’t know if it’s the alignment of the planets (which is pretty wild right now, just so you know) or what, but my imagination has been super active over the past few weeks. Today I thought I’d share a few of my favorite quotes on the imagination.

“I’ve come back to reality. Which is the world of the imagination. That’s the true world, Monsieur. Why did I ever allow myself to forget? You have to conjure it, that’s all. Sometimes you can completely forget it’s there. You get ground down in the minutiae of daily life, the details. And then it’s as though a door swings open, a door concealed in the wall, and you walk through, and you’re in that other place.” – Michele Roberts

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring.” – Leslie Grimutter

“The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after the death of the vegetative body.” – William Blake

flowers of life

Image by ludi-vine,

“It’s like what Jung meant by the ‘collective unconscious.’ Only in my mind it not only takes in the past and all of human knowledge, I think it takes in the future. I think it takes in other worlds. I think it takes in the language of trees and animals. What’s important about that is the imagination is a real place. We simply have to learn how to enter into it.” – Deena Metzger

“Innocently to amuse the imagination in this dream of life is wisdom.” – Oliver Goldsmith

Has your imagination been especially active lately? If not, take some time for daydreaming and playing. It’s important for your overall health!

Tell me what you think!