Imagination quote by W. Somerset Maugham

Mobile Desktop
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young
Like

"Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young"

- W. Somerset Maugham

About this Quote

This quote by W. Somerset Maugham suggests that creativity is a skill that can be developed and improved with practice. Contrary to popular belief, creativity is not something that is only discovered in young people, however is really more powerful in fully grown people. This is most likely due to the fact that fully grown people have more life experience to draw upon when utilizing their creativity. They have actually seen more of the world and have a higher understanding of how things work, which can assist them to create more vivid and in-depth images in their minds. Creativity is a powerful tool that can be used to create art, fix issues, and come up with ingenious options. With practice, anyone can end up being more creative and utilize their creativity to make a favorable effect on the world.

About the Author

W. Somerset Maugham This quote is written / told by W. Somerset Maugham between January 25, 1874 and December 16, 1965. He was a famous Playwright from United Kingdom, the quote is categorized under the topic Imagination. The author also have 69 other quotes.

Go to author profile

Similar Quotes

Small: It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are - Clive James
Clive James
"It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are"
Clive James, Author
Small: The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions"
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Poet
Small: Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth - Natalie Clifford Barney
"Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth"
Natalie Clifford Barney, Author
Small: Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile - Henry B. Adams
"Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile"
Henry B. Adams, Historian
Small: Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from t
Sigmund Freud
"Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young"
Sigmund Freud, Psychologist
Small: The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrumen
"The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace"
Carlos Santana, Musician
Small: In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of thei
Oscar Wilde
"In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience"
Oscar Wilde, Dramatist
Small: I shall not die young, for I am already near seventy: I may die old - Laurence Housman
"I shall not die young, for I am already near seventy: I may die old"
Laurence Housman, Playwright
Small: Situational variables can exert powerful influences over human behavior, more so that we recognize or acknowle
"Situational variables can exert powerful influences over human behavior, more so that we recognize or acknowledge"
Philip Zimbardo, Psychologist
Small: Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities - Ralph Marston
Ralph Marston
"Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities"
Ralph Marston, Writer