We wake, if ever at all, to mystery.   Annie Dillard

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.   Albert Schweitzer

The winds of God are always blowing, but you must set the sails.   Unknown

Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes – The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.   Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.  Jonathan Swift

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.   Pablo Picasso

Children see magic because they look for it.   Christopher Moore

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.   J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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

The Christian in the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.   Francis A. Schaeffer

If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see them in.   Frederick Buechner

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.   George Eliot

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything godlike about God, it is that. He dared to imagine everything.   Henry Miller

Lovers and madmen have such seething brains
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.   Will Shakespeare

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.   Tom Stoppard

It is … through the world of the imagination which takes us beyond the restrictions of provable fact, that we touch the hem of truth.   Madeleine L’Engle