"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole live believing that it is stupid."
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction."
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." (I love this one!)
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." (This one just made me laugh.)
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere."
I was really surprised to discover how many of these can be applied to writers and their work. Dr. Einstein had a great understanding of the importance of imagination.
Do you have a favorite Einstein quote? Did any of these resonate with you?