"Our imagination just needs space. It's all it needs, that moment where you just sort of stare into the distance where your brain gets to sort of somehow rise up."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Glen Hansard 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."Glen Hansard on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Glen Hansard 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."Glen Hansard on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Glen Hansard on Sun Tzu
"You know, when I was a kid waiting on the bus, I remember that was when I imagined my life. I imagined everything that I was gonna be when I grew up and I imagined all of these amazing journeys and amazing people I'd meet. Of course, all of it has kind of come to fruition."
"My dad was quiet, angry, shut down. So my thing is: I express everything that's there. I want to get it all out."
"Sadness is a very interesting idea, this idea of sadness being some kind of default setting that artists will go into. And then I started thinking about this idea of sadness and happiness, and the idea that sadness is very loud, and happiness is quiet."
"The muse holds no appointments. You can never call on it. I don't understand people who get up at 9 o'clock in the morning, put on the coffee and sit down to write."
"If you don't mark your successes, the day your ship comes in could be just another day at the office, and there's no poetry in that."