Quotations on Imagination

Outstanding quotations from Charles French.

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“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”

                                                                  Carl Sagan


(portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour)


“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”

                                                                 Jean-Jacques Rousseau



“Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”

                                                                 Ray Bradbury

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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31 Responses to Quotations on Imagination

  1. ksbeth says:

    imagination is magic

  2. Norah says:

    Great quotes, Jennie.

  3. Darlene says:

    These are perfect!!

  4. barbtaub says:

    These are all great but I particularly love the Bradbury quote.

  5. beetleypete says:

    My Dad once told me that I had ‘too much imagination”, and that I should stop ‘dreaming’.
    I am glad I ignored his advice.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      I’m glad, too! And it’s a good thing you you ignored his advice, as you are more than a great writer, you’re a tremendous thinker. Thank you, Pete.

  6. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, thank you!!!

  7. Ellen says:

    Charles French always offers such wonderful quotes on any given topic and these on imagination are just that. As Albert Einstein said, “Imagination is everything.” and how limited the world would be devoid of it. I could add many more of Einstein’s brilliant quotes about imagination, but will limit myself to this favorite one. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Thank-you for sharing!

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Ellen. That is one of my favorite Einstein quotes! And yes, Charles French has wonderful quotes on topics. Really, imagination is everything.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Imagination seems to me to be the essential ingredient in childhood. I love the ways you encourage it in your pupils.

  9. And I think curiosity too. Yes, Charles and Jennie definitely seem to know the secret ingredients for a truly worthwhile education for children and young people. Bless them both for this wonderful gift. It is so rare today.

  10. Thank you for reposting the quotes, Jennie! Michael

  11. carlystarr says:

    A little bit of inspiration for today’s writing. Thanks!

  12. Laureen says:

    I love quotes:)

    Happiness is not a an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
    Immanuel Kant

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