„Curiosity is more important than knowledge.“

Variante: Imagination is more imortant than Knowledge

Albert Einstein photo
Albert Einstein297
1879 - 1955

Citações relacionadas

David Bohm photo

„The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.“

—  David Bohm American theoretical physicist 1917 - 1992

As quoted in New Scientist (February 1993), p. 42

William H. Starbuck photo
Albert Einstein photo
John Adams photo
Grace Hopper photo

„To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge.“

—  Grace Hopper American computer scientist and United States Navy officer 1906 - 1992

David Sayre, while in a panel discussion with Hopper, as quoted in Management and the Computer of the Future (1962) by Sloan School of Management, p. 277
Misattributed

Roger Ebert photo
Charles Bowen photo
Kim Harrison photo
Albert Einstein photo

„Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Cosmic Religion : With Other Opinions and Aphorisms (1931) by Albert Einstein, p. 97; also in Transformation : Arts, Communication, Environment (1950) by Harry Holtzman, p. 138. This may be an edited version of some nearly identical quotes from the 1929 Viereck interview below.
1930s
Contexto: I believe in intuition and inspiration. … At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason. When the eclipse of 1919 confirmed my intuition, I was not in the least surprised. In fact I would have been astonished had it turned out otherwise. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.

Toni Morrison photo

„Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge.“

—  Toni Morrison American writer 1931 - 2019

Nobel Prize Lecture (1993)
Contexto: Tongue-suicide is not only the choice of children. It is common among the infantile heads of state and power merchants whose evacuated language leaves them with no access to what is left of their human instincts for they speak only to those who obey, or in order to force obedience. The systematic looting of language can be recognized by the tendency of its users to forgo its nuanced, complex, mid-wifery properties for menace and subjugation. Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge. Whether it is obscuring state language or the faux-language of mindless media; whether it is the proud but calcified language of the academy or the commodity driven language of science; whether it is the malign language of law-without-ethics, or language designed for the estrangement of minorities, hiding its racist plunder in its literary cheek — it must be rejected, altered and exposed. It is the language that drinks blood, laps vulnerabilities, tucks its fascist boots under crinolines of respectability and patriotism as it moves relentlessly toward the bottom line and the bottomed-out mind. Sexist language, racist language, theistic language — all are typical of the policing languages of mastery, and cannot, do not permit new knowledge or encourage the mutual exchange of ideas.

William Hazlitt photo

„Zeal will do more than knowledge.“

—  William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830

" On the Difference Between Writing and Speaking http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/Hazlitt/DiffWritSpeak.htm"
The Plain Speaker (1826)

Jonathan Safran Foer photo

„Knowledge brings more questions than answers“

—  Carlos Gershenson Mexican researcher 1978

Quote in: Carlos Gershenson (2007) Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems. p. 144
However Eduardo Gianetti (2001) Lies We Live By: The Art of Self Deception p. 136 stated:
Laplace's omniscient intelligence transcends the human condition and, what's more serious, seems to get ever more and more out of reach, as the advance of scientific knowledge brings more questions than answers.
Misattributed
Variante: Knowledge brings more questions than answers

Michel De Montaigne photo

„There is no desire more natural than the desire of knowledge.“

—  Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592

Stephen Hawking photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“