“This world is but a canvas for our imagination.”
– Henri David Thoreau
“Nothing is therefore more dangerous than solitude. Our imagination, forced by its very nature to unfold, nourished by the fantastic visions of poetry, gives shape to a whole order of creatures of which we are the lowliest, and everything around us seems to be more glorious, everyone else more perfect…If, on the other hand, we can make up our minds to go about our daily tasks, resigned to our feelings, and hardships, we often find that, in spite of our meanderings and procrastinations, we have gone farther than quite a few others have gone with their sails unfurled and steering gear functioning.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”
– Walt Disney
“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
I wish you all very good lives.”
– J.K. Rowling at Harvard Commencement.