Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A famous scholar

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited whereas imagination embraces the entire world."
 -Albert Einstein, inscription on bust at Princeton Borough Hall

Einstein moved to Princeton in 1933 and resided on Mercer Street until his death in 1955. The first thing he apparently did in Princeton? Buy an ice cream cone. (I'd shown his house here.)

22 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Unmistakably him. The quote is excellent though I think both are necessary.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Lovely quote, and a very striking sculpture! I'm trying to instill creativity and imagination into my English students :)
Duncan In Kuantan

a.s.m. said...

Interesante lo que nos cuentas de Einstein y el cono de helado.
Bonita foto. Un saludo, Ángel

Andy said...

He's a person that has changed everyone's lives.

LOLfromPasa said...

I love this sculpture. Fun to see his house again too. He got around, didn't he. Good quote!

Tanya Breese said...

i probably would have done the same thing, buy an ice cream cone :)
nice sculpture of him!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Buy an ice cream cone..? Now we're talking', even great minds need the good things in life haha! I love the rough texture of this sculpture Lulu, it's 'different' like the man himself.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful quote, but I do think if you have no knowledge your imagination is severely limited. :)

llandudnopictures said...

What a fantastic bust. So lifelike, it really has captured him to a tee!

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks everyone - I like the bust's likeness too (and the ice cream anecdote), but agree with many of you that imagination and knowledge are both important!

Catherine said...

Have always loved that quote! Still find it fascinating how you can pass his old residence any time you want...

SRQ said...

You need imagination to take the limits off and use your knowledge to its fullest extent. Great man. Who knew he was an ice cream fan? Good to know.

BaysideLife said...

Great sculpture. I like the expression on his face.

Norma Ruttan said...

ooh, what a quote from one of the greatest minds! but it would be hard to have imagination without some knowledge, right?

Gina Gao said...

This is such a neat picture! Amazing quote.

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Randy said...

Interesting bust.

Indrani Ghose said...

Great Man!
I saw his house in Berns.

Peter said...

Buying an ice cream? Genius!

Jack said...

This is a cool bust. I would be trying many different angles if I were there. Then I would get an ice cream cone.

Carola said...

There are a lot of great quotes from Einstein,I like this one too.
I didn't know that he liked icecream. In my mind there is always a picture of him sitting in a sailboat.

Cloudia said...

and rarely wore socks!

"I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have

to." Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

William Kendall said...

Quite a bust of the great man!