The imagination retains a passion for freedom. There are no rules for the imagination. It never wants to stay trapped in the expected territories. The old maps never satisfy it. It wants to press ahead beyond the accepted frontiers and bring back reports of regions no mapmaker has yet visited. —John O’Donohue
Birthday of Albert Einstein
The great genius Albert Einstein was nicknamed by his parents as a child, der Depperte, or, the dopey one. Albert was so unusually slow in learning that his parents consulted a doctor about their young son who had such difficultly in speaking. Einstein later explained that his slow verbal development actually was an advantage since it allowed him ‘to observe with wonder’ the everyday things that others took for granted.
“It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
“The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.”