"Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Annie Dillard on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Annie Dillard on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Annie Dillard on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Annie Dillard on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Annie Dillard on Sun Tzu
"The surest sign of age is loneliness."
"There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable."
"It's a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere."
"People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all."
"Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone."