Quotes on the power of imagination

Quotes on the power of imagination

by Jon Rappoport

April 6, 2017

I wrote these notes after releasing my second collection, Exit From The Matrix. This collection contains over 50 imagination exercises designed to increase an individual’s creative power:

“Consciousness wants to create new consciousness, and it can. Imagination is how it does it. If there were some ultimate state of consciousness, imagination would always be able to play another card and take it further.”

“If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we’ve flattered reality enough. It doesn’t need any more. Reality needs a massive injection of imagination.”

“Imagination can be used to invent a better shade of nail polish or a universe. In a society devoted to nail polish, imagination is not to blame.”

“Imagination has extraordinary equanimity. It is just as happy to entertain and embody two conflicting realities as it is to spool out one uniform reality.”

“You can create the same thing over and over, and eventually you’ll be about as alive as a table. Inject imagination into the mix, and everything suddenly changes. You can go anywhere you want to. You can build worlds.”

“The lowest common denominator of consensus implies an absence of imagination. Everyone agrees; everyone is bored; everyone is obedient. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are massive floods of unique individual creation, and that sought-after thing called abundance is as natural as the sun rising in the morning.”

“Sitting around in a cosmic bus station waiting for reality is what reality is. Everything else is imagination.”

“There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. And if you were a painter, you’d never decide to live inside one of your canvases forever. You’d keep on painting.”

“Traveling to places one has never seen is far different from creating something that never existed before.”

“The relentless and obsessive search for all those things on which we can agree is a confession of bankruptcy. Instead, build one new thing.”

“We re-learn to live through and by imagination, and then we enter and invent new space and time. But space and time aren’t the superior forces. They operate and come into being at the tap of imagination.”

“With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void.”

“You can enter imagination as if were an infinitely fluid medium, or you can give it sharp lines and edges. You can balance left and right, or you can tilt it eighty degrees to the right. You can do anything you want to. You can put a million pink quarks in a bowl and turn the bowl upside down in the sky. It’s Tuesday or it’s Thursday. It’s raining. The sun is out. It’s raining and the sun is out.”

“There are a billion murals on a billion walls, and the person chooses one and falls down before it and devotes himself to it. He spends a thousand years trying to decipher it. So be it. Eventually, he’ll wind his way out of the labyrinth. Then he’ll enter another labyrinth and undergo the same process. He’ll do this on and on and on, and finally he’ll see that he can imagine his own labyrinth. So he does. He invents many labyrinths. Then one day, it’ll occur to him that he can imagine whatever he wants to. It doesn’t have to be labyrinth.”

“What feeds back to you from the product of your imagination is far less important than the fact that you imagined it. People love to ensnare themselves in what they have imagined. They try to inject meaning into it, so much meaning that they become tied up in useless interpretations. They are the ‘product people’. Dreams, paintings, collections of ideas and thoughts—they are obsessed with what they have invented. Just look at what you’ve created it, enjoy it, revel in it, and go on to create something else. This is the path.”

“You can imagine a cosmos that is a forgery of, and a substitute for, the individual. In fact, historically, people have done that on a continuous basis. It’s called organized religion.”

“Imagination isn’t a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. It’s a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited only by a person’s imagining of how far imagination can go.”

“The universe isn’t a temple. It’s an amusement park invented by perverse jokers. Stop bowing and groveling.”

“I’m not breaking a system into parts. I’m not trying to teach a person how to tie his shoes. I’m talking about the proliferation of endless new worlds, not seen through a porthole, but imagined and invented.”

“There are no solemn, sober jokes—except the universe. That’s the hook. That’s what drags people in. A joke without a laugh called universe.”

“The EXPRESSION of imagination is the key. Instead of thoughts circling around aimlessly, you have projection out into the world. You make something that has never been made before.”

“Imagination is larger than any universe. It needs no sanction from the world or from other worlds. It is not some secret form of physics. It is not religion. It is not cosmology. It is not any one picture of anything. It’s what you invent.”

“It’s interesting to remember an earlier time when you had more imagination at your disposal. You might find an array of feelings you appreciate more than the feelings you’re feeling now. You might realize imagination stimulated those feelings and brought them into view.”

“The deployment of imagination unlocks hidden energies. A power, sought after and never found in other endeavors, appears.”

“A metaphor for imagination might be warp drive. You skip ahead in space by huge leaps. It’s not 1,2,3; it’s 1,2, and then suddenly four thousand. You’re not working by serial cause and effect.”

Exit From the Matrix

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

5 comments on “Quotes on the power of imagination

  1. Greg C. says:

    “There are no solemn, sober jokes—except the universe. That’s the hook. That’s what drags people in. A joke without a laugh called universe.”

    I like that – sort of like “the sound of one hand clapping.” Applause without sound, a joke without a laugh. Sounds like something Kurt Vonnegut could have written.

    When we start laughing at the joke, we can free ourselves from it. Notice how serious kids are these days – you hardly ever hear a good laugh. Their future looms over them, rather than opening wide vistas. They are sensitized to language and to ridicule. Very unsafe to laugh or make a joke these days. I once inadvertently joked while voting, and got a stern lecture from a volunteer behind the table. You can get arrested for joking at the TSA rubdown – er – patdown.

    • Michael Burns says:

      “You can get arrested for joking at the TSA rubdown – er – patdown.”

      …don’t ya mean rub and tug?

      Yeah you so right Greg.

      The kids seems to be voguing, hanging there with angst filled pouts, as if they are thinking about something dark deep and existential.

      The future is being purposely shut down, for them and they have no idea of what we talking about.

      The bastards of the world know that if you they shut the future down then freedom is lost for the mostpart, if not for good for some.
      So, war, and annilation, global warming, and now Syria and World War III….the end the end.

      Trumps here my gawd, now we are doomed, he hates women and is a big orange haired Nazi.

      If people have no open future, unscheduled and planned out, they have no freedom.

      They work themselves to save in pension fund for the day they retire, and then they’ll paint or dance or sing…move to central America and buy a little bar, and walk right into that painting. You have to keep destroying the paintings in order to remain free…the mind can shut down and so quickly, so fast.

      Cheers it friday night,

      What are your thoughts on the Tomahawks?

      • Greg C. says:

        The Tomahawks are another joke without a laugh. Expensive toys that they had to use before their expiration date, or the warhawks’ exasperation date. We all read the news with baited breath, as if our existence depended on it. Talk of nukes and madmen, or the poor man’s nuke, nerve gas, nothing has changed since Dr. Strangelove. Same old game. The joke has gotten stale. False flags, fakeouts, power trips, moving bombs around like chess pieces. Now we elected a good guy to play this weird game – how can he not play it? The generals and the dictators and the tewwowists demand that he play.

      • Michael Burns says:

        Yeah I see your point…I think I got caught investing emotion. It just doesn’t make sense. He must know what the people who voted him in would feel about this… Has he thought that, “I am only going be president for one term, and I am already in…the flac from my voters can’t be any worse than the what I have been getting. Might as well try to get the press and the generals, and the mental left of my back for a while.” Or is he scared, because he is isolated now. I mean how many died in the airstrike. I am not there, but the information I trust, says that nothing was really damaged, they were old Migs. The runways were not damaged. Could Assad be playing bad cop, in a good cop/bad cop scenario.  I think they spend a couple hundred million to kill something like three Syrian military. 15-30 civilians, unless those numbers are played down.



  2. Sean Garrisson says:

    Classic material.

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