Imagination for Wednesday Whimsy

015I love these Victorian trade (advertising) cards with children at play, exercising their imaginations!

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.  Ursula K. Le Guin

025Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.  Albert Einstein

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! Dr. Seuss

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

I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.   Mary McCarthy

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.  Edgar Allan Poe

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.  Gilbert K. Chesterton

The man who has no imagination has no wings. Muhammad Ali

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.  Carl Sagan

Everything you can imagine is real.  Pablo Picasso

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. 017The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.  Sylvia Plath

Imagination rules the world.  Napoleon Bonaparte

One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.   Elizabeth Bowen

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.  Gloria Steinem

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. Voltaire

026Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. Jane Austen

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense. Helen Rowland

I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything. Alice Walker

(I realize the card below is probably not Victorian but it fit the theme and I loved it!)

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