Friday, April 01, 2011

QOTD #13 - On imagination

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
Mark Twain
Your turn: If Mr. Twain is right, how are we supposed to get our imaginations in focus?

10 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

By thinking outside of the box.. Stop being conventional, take a risk...

hapzydeco said...

"I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination." —Walt Disney

Maybe Mr. Disney has suggested the correct focal point.

fredamans said...

By letting them wander. It is the only way to stretch the imagination.

LZ Blogger said...

An imagination that IS out of focus is actually IN focus! ~ j///b

Mike Wood said...

In respect to my photography, I like to surround myself as much as I can with creative and imaginative people. When they are out of my life or at a distance, I find something lacking.

Josephine @ Everyday Juju said...

So true...people without good imaginations are such a drag! I have to thank my mother for banning TV and video games, it developed my imagination. I wouldn't want to live without it...

Ankita (Gg) said...

Are you sure this is #12? The last one was also #12.

Carmi said...

Thanks for catching that, Ankita! I've fixed it.

I've been sloppy this week :)

Ankita (Gg) said...

Blackberry week? :P
Btw, I was so busy gloating over catching that, I forgot about my actual comment.
It might sound silly, but sometimes when I don't imagine as well as I'd like to (say writer's block), I often meditate. Preferably outside. Not possible while answering language exams, sadly. Exam essays are one hell of a creative canvas.
Talking to my Mom also helps. She's an artiste aside her profession, and I often have really colourful conversations with her.

Moi said...

I think Mr Twain is always right...they dont make men like him any longer! :)