"The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Richard Hofstadter 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."Richard Hofstadter on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Richard Hofstadter 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."Richard Hofstadter on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Richard Hofstadter on Sun Tzu