What do you think Pablo Picasso meant when he said this?
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.
@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.
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.
@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.
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?
Reality is imagination, truth is the part of imagination that can be physically manifested.
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?
@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
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.
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.
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.