Everything you can imagine is real

Nakedape (@nakedape) 9 years, 4 months ago

What do you think Pablo Picasso meant when he said this?

April 4, 2013 at 6:39 am
D.I. (26) (@thekingofthenorth) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

perhaps that our imagination is as true a medium of reality as the world beyond our minds. in a sense it comes down to the fact that nothing that we experience is really whats going on, just a sketch of the whole picture. so our perception is real to us and so to is our imagination. although, in a sense, neither of them are real.

a Lotus Blossoms. (140) (@ancientmystic) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@nakedape, everything you see every day that is manmade had to be imagined before it could be built, and in being built, it left the land of thought and imagination to be born into the physical world. Thus anything you can imagine, you can create. Our minds are gardens where beautiful things grow.

HJD (4) (@Hayweeday) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

I really like this reply. It was a far better description of what i was thinking.

Anonymous (2,654) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Maybe he followed the idea that if you can imagine it then it’s part of real life. In that sense it’s true. If he said that everything you can imagine is actual everyone would disagree.

Patrick Phillips (19) (@crossingtheeventhorizon) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

The imagination is the mind functioning on a non-local quantum mechanical level. It is “seeing” from a higher dimensional perspective.

Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@crossingtheeventhorizon, Well said.

I’d like to add that when you imagine something, especially something of you personally doing it, your brain actually fires the same way if you were to actually do it. So in essence, imagining to walk and actually walking is the same thing to your brain. Not to say your body, but your brain.

I think..someone correct me if this is bullshit.

Dreamer (25) (@heartbeat) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@nakedape, i would say everything you can imagine is already existing somewhere, we only don’t know where in this reality on planet earth or in another reality, but it has to come from somewhere, the imagination…

Anonymous (68) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@nakedape, when you draw a dragon. is it real? ofc it is real! he is on that paper. lol

same with the thoughts. if they happened they are real :P

drazzilblazin (99) (@drazzilblazin) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

yes, everything you can imagine is real, but it is to what extent is it real? to what extent does it exist?how far along the scale from nothing into physical does it penetrate? what is real but only the experiencing of something

Shivi Physcuman (0) (@shivi666) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Actually, this is something that has intrigued me for quite a while. Everyone perceives things differently, and that is the reality for us. But then how do we know what reality actually is like? For example, is the green I see the green you see? Can we really something is real without someone to perceive it, because we don’t really know what it actually is like, everything is just inside our mind, just memories and perceptions in our brains. What if it isn’t real, just a mass hallucination?

Anonymous (359) (@) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Reality is imagination, truth is the part of imagination that can be physically manifested.

Jason (68) (@jasonmctw) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

Everything you can imagine is real. I would say once you imagine something it exists in your mind. Everything around you is perceve by your mind. Who can really tell the difference? Is there a difference?

@shivi666, I was also thinking about that kind of idea. But if everyone has their own perceptions of the world around them and everyones is slightly different does this mean we have our own universe within us?

drazzilblazin (99) (@drazzilblazin) 9 years, 4 months ago ago

@jasonmctw, yes, but you don’t have the universe, you ARE that universe ( you-niverse), through which you translate yourself through your physical form as a way to experience this type of reality, in a similar way you translate yourself through the medium of a computer limited by the capabilities and functionality of it to experience the internet and other computer things

Suereyya (164) (@drapetomania) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

It’s a tough question which can be answered in numerous ways – and that’s okay. I think the point of such quotes is not to find an absolute, true meaning behind it, but to interpret it in such a way that it is of meaning to you.

Since the phrase is from Picasso I would assume that he was referring to art; i’m not much of an artist and thus can’t make a whole lot of sense of it in that case.

I don’t think its meant in a “whatever stupid thing your beautifully twisted mind can come up with, like pink sheep living on a planet made of wool, does exist, somewhere” sort of way.

So, you would have to define “real”. In this case, to me, “real” doesn’t imply that something exists exactly as it is in my imagination. It only means that I believe it’s true, even if no one can prove its existence. What’s real to me, must not necessarily be real to you.

In my opinion, it means that whatever concept or idea comes to you, is real from your point of view. If you imagine that there’s some sort of force out there in the Universe, putting a sense in our existence and connecting each one of us, then it is real – maybe not to all of us, but certainly to you. It has a lot to do with believing in something and having faith in it.

Kris (328) (@kjbaran) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

Because everything real is imagined. We exist as a thought-wave universe where your body is the electric record of your thinking. Verified.

petrina fitzpatrick (0) (@petty101) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

everything that is physical is not real. our mind is the only truth!

Whit (48) (@hwwbaseball) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

In an extreme such as drug induced state of mind, everything that you experience is just as real as your sober mind. Its all just on what perspective you give these many almost mini realities that make up the experience of life.

MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

In the plane of mental existence, everything you create or give form to is real (exist).

Even if you can’t express or convey the thought form in a tangible way, in which it can be perceived through the senses, the abstraction exist regardless.

FreeSpirit (0) (@FreeSpirit) 8 years, 1 month ago ago

It has to be imagined to be created

Almeida (304) (@xetado) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

He had a really comprehensive idea of reality, that’s it.

Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

Well, he took what he imagined, and created paintings out of it. I suppose any act of creation first comes from the imagination, whether it is building a bridge, writing a novel, starting a business…

So everything we imagine is what civilization itself has been built upon.

Matt (19) (@mockingmatt) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

that’s simple. he meant the concept of perception.

landisian (7) (@landisian) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

You can’t imagine something that’s not real. We have a limited imagination. We can not imagine something that can not be so. Try to imagine a 4th primary color that looks nothing like the other three. You can’t.

Kris (328) (@kjbaran) 7 years, 5 months ago ago

Imagining anything makes it real. Ever taken DMT? My theory is that what we interpret as “imagination” is actually a biological portal into the infinite.

Campfirecowboy (3) (@Campfirecowboy) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

Maybe…if its a thought it exists. Thoughts are real, and with that imagine.

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