Posts Tagged: imagination

Anna Walker on where strange things can happen

‘I thought about stories shared in my childhood and what that meant to me. I could escape into a world of creatures that talked and strange things can happen. In our first house when I was a child, we had

Anna Walker on where strange things can happen

‘I thought about stories shared in my childhood and what that meant to me. I could escape into a world of creatures that talked and strange things can happen. In our first house when I was a child, we had

Rafael Abalos on listening and believing

Listen to my words, Incredulous inhabitants of the Earth, People who distrust  any prodigy, Unbelievers and sceptics, whom magic never unsettles or disturbs. Listen carefully and believe me,  For the story herein in told, Besides beautiful is true. Heighten your

Rafael Abalos on listening and believing

Listen to my words, Incredulous inhabitants of the Earth, People who distrust  any prodigy, Unbelievers and sceptics, whom magic never unsettles or disturbs. Listen carefully and believe me,  For the story herein in told, Besides beautiful is true. Heighten your

On playing pretend

There is one thing I cannot abide in children’ books (or any books) – the dream ending. The  ‘but then he woke up’ ending. I think it is the biggest cheat in the world – you don’t have to tie

On playing pretend

There is one thing I cannot abide in children’ books (or any books) – the dream ending. The  ‘but then he woke up’ ending. I think it is the biggest cheat in the world – you don’t have to tie

Shel Silverstein on listening

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossible, the wont’s.  Listen to the never haves,  then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. -Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein on listening

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossible, the wont’s.  Listen to the never haves,  then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. -Shel Silverstein

Ursula K. LeGuin on eggplants

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

Ursula K. LeGuin on eggplants

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

Philip Pullman on Fairytales

My last post talks about Philip Pullman and fairy tales. However, Philip Pullman is a much better writer than I could ever be, and he writes about his own opinion on the importance of fairy tales and stories here. It

Philip Pullman on Fairytales

My last post talks about Philip Pullman and fairy tales. However, Philip Pullman is a much better writer than I could ever be, and he writes about his own opinion on the importance of fairy tales and stories here. It

Robert Fulghum on what he believes in

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts – That hope always triumphs over experience – That laughter is the only cure for grief

Robert Fulghum on what he believes in

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts – That hope always triumphs over experience – That laughter is the only cure for grief

Shel Silverstein on golden tales

“If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean-buyer, If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire, For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come

Shel Silverstein on golden tales

“If you are a dreamer, come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean-buyer, If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire, For we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come

L. Frank Baum on Imagination

‘Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile,

L. Frank Baum on Imagination

‘Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile,

Oscar Wilde on things that are not and that should be

 ‘Dragons will wander about the waste places, and the phoenix will soar from her nest of fire into the air. We shall lay our hands upon the Basilisk, and see the jewel in the toad’s head. Champing his gilded oats,

Oscar Wilde on things that are not and that should be

 ‘Dragons will wander about the waste places, and the phoenix will soar from her nest of fire into the air. We shall lay our hands upon the Basilisk, and see the jewel in the toad’s head. Champing his gilded oats,