„I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.“

1920s, Viereck interview (1929)

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1879 - 1955

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„Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.“

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

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.

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„Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

1940s, A History of Western Philosophy (1945)

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„But in the imagination anything goes that can be imagined, and the limit of the imagination is a totally human world.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

"Quotes", The Educated Imagination (1963), Talk 1: The Motive For Metaphor http://northropfrye-theeducatedimagination.blogspot.ca/2009/08/1-motive-for-metaphor.html
Contexto: At the level of ordinary consciousness the individual man is the centre of everything, surrounded on all sides by what he isn't. At the level of practical sense, or civilization, there's a human circumference, a little cultivated world with a human shape, fenced off from the jungle and inside the sea and the sky. But in the imagination anything goes that can be imagined, and the limit of the imagination is a totally human world.

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„The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.“

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

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„In imaginative thought there is no real knowledge of anything but similarities (ultimately identities): knowledge of differences is merely a transition to a new knowledge of similarities.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

Fonte: "Quotes", Notebooks and Lectures on the Bible and Other Religious Texts (2003), p. 215

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„Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.“

—  Laurette Taylor American stage and silent film actress 1884 - 1946

The Quality You Need Most, from Green Book Magazine (April 1914)

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„Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal. The rest is poetry, imagination.“

—  Max Planck German theoretical physicist 1858 - 1947

As quoted in Advances in Biochemical Psychopharmacology, Vol. 25 (1980), p. 3

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