Friday, July 3, 2009

Which Would You Rather?

Imagination is more important than knowledge...
- Albert Einstein
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So, imagination? Or knowledge?

23 comments:

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Imagination!!! All the way, baby! Have a happy Fourth!
~ Wendy

Angie Ledbetter said...

Imagination! My boyfriend Mr. Google can provide the knowledge. :)

Hugs and good to see ya.

Linda said...

It has to be imagination.
P.S. Welcome back!

Melanie Avila said...

Wow, this is a constant battle in my house, boiled down to two words. Hubby thinks I'm "immature" the way I like to imagine stories for people and I have to argue that I'm just "creative".

I'll go with imagination, because you can't create that. Knowledge can always be added. :)

ralfast said...

Knowledge fuels my imagination and I imagine all the things I could know.

JLC said...

Imagination. Those who are imaginative live happier lives.

scarlethue said...

Tricky. If you have knowledge but no imagination, you have no way of putting your knowledge to its best use.

If you have imagination but no knowledge, it would be hard to put anything you imagine into use or to explain it to anyone else.

I think personally I'll go with imagination, although it's a close call. You can gain knowledge, though, so that's the only reason.

Janna Qualman said...

Wendy - It seems the easy answer, doesn't it?

Angie - *gasp* Mr. Google loves you, too? ;)

Linda - Thank you, lady!

Melanie - Ooh, a sore spot for sure!

Rafael - Love that! And so true.

Turkey - I'd like to think so. ;)

scarlethue - Great thinking, and I definitely see your points. Thanks for sharing!

Stina Rose said...

Imagination...that way I can just invent answers for the knowledge part! :)

Kristen Painter said...

Imagination. Knowledge can be gained.

Janet said...

Please note that you are quoting a knowledgeable man. I want it all, baby. The more knowledge imagination has to work with, the better.

Terri Tiffany said...

As a writer?? of course--imagination!

Jessica said...

Imagination. I think it would lead to knowledge. Somewhat. LOL Plus, it's more fun.

Janna Qualman said...

Stina - Excellent!

Very true, Kristen. And great new picture!

Janet - Duly noted. :)

Terri - I thought that would be the overwhelming answer. ;)

Jessica - It is for me, too!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hello - welcome back :)

I can't imagine one without the other!

Debbie said...

I would really not like to give up either. What a sad existence that would be.

Diane said...

I guess if I have imagination I can pretend I have knowledge too!

Janna Qualman said...

Hi, Kat! They do go hand-in-hand. And thanks. :)

Debbit - True, true.

Diane - That's pretty sweet thinking. :) And welcome!

The Hat Chick said...

Usually, what I know keeps me from making the most of my imagination (you know, that whole 'think outside the box' thing). I agree with others, it's hard to have one without the other.

Deb Shucka said...

I don't think you can have one or the other. It has to be both.

ChristaCarol said...

It's tough. I say imagination, but I'm also the type of person that goes nuts over "not knowing" situations/things, etc. So...real tough call. But Imagination wins. Life would suck and be horribly boring without it.

Alan W. Davidson said...

I would choose imagination...the knowledge is no good if you can't imagine what to do with it...and of course, a writer with no imagination would starve!

Janna Qualman said...

Hat Chick - Hiya! And an excellent point.

Deb - Surely Einstein knew that, didn't he?

Christacarol - So true!

Hi, Alan, welcome! You've got a great point, too.