Imagination v. Knowledge

Image by Jackie Ramirez from Pixabay

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Sounds like something Picasso or Pollock might have said, doesn’t it? It may surprise you (but probably not, since you see the photo above) that this comes from one of the world’s greatest minds. Albert Einstein spoke these words in an interview published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1929, and later they appeared in his own writings.

2 thoughts on “Imagination v. Knowledge

  1. Mary Lou Lyon

    Hi Taryn,
    I enjoyed this article. Awhile back I read the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson and recently his biography of Leonardo DaVinci. Both of these creators bring together art and science and Isaacson made a point that he chooses people to write about on this basis. He looks for people who are both creative and scientific because, he says, they are the most interesting and produce the greatest work. Your article confirms this.


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