Three Days, Three Quote Challenge – Day 2

Thank you to my friend Novus Lectio, for her nomination. As I may have mentioned before, she is an enviably curious-minded individual who fathoms truth in all places, taking on fascinating and noble pursuits of knowledge. Her blog is a veritable smorgasbord of poetry, artistic talent, stories and much, much more. Well worth checking out!

If you have nominated me for an award or challenge, I do adore completing them and I am always so grateful to receive them. I will try to complete the pending nominations in the next five weeks before I go travelling, but if I do not manage to, then I will complete them on my return. I have them all numbered now, so I don’t lose track.

The Rulebook:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three bloggers each day.


The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.

-(Albert Einstein)-

I think this quote requires audience participation.

How far do you believe this is true? Can one exist without the other? Which comes first, imagination or intelligence? Have you ever met a very imaginative person who is not clever, or conversely, and intelligent person who is not imaginative?

I look forward to reading your thoughts!


This challenge is by no means obligatory, it is for fun only, and there is no deadline for completion. If you wish to participate, I nominate:

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The Little Mermaid



49 thoughts on “Three Days, Three Quote Challenge – Day 2”

  1. The Quote is just speechless to say anything….
    Thank you very much for sharing this quote….This has generated an another Idea for my Slash Series and may be I’ll make a post on this under the title “Slash | Intelligence // Knowledge |”
    Thank you so much….

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  2. I totally agree! Children have the most intelligence, and it is slowly whittled away like marble chips until they are sculpted into a member of society… but when someone slips through, that’s when we have breakthroughs and innovation!

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    1. I like the way you think. A lovely way of phrasing it too. I would imagine you are one of the few who managed to sweep through. My imagination was a fire when I was a child, it is no surprise society couldn’t whittle it all away πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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      1. I think the most that happened is that my imagination was tempered with a tiny bit of reality. I still have it all, though!
        It’s good to know someone likes my thought process. I’m not totally crazy! haha

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      2. Haha, yes. I am a bit of a loon. But the good kind, I hope! 😁😁 are you a fun loon too? My imagination just takes a hold, and what can I say πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

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      3. I gave a student a challenge to find a new spoken sound earlier. He was causing trouble, so thought I would give him something to think about. Poor guy. They have all been found!


      4. Hmmm… Did he try a few to see? That must have been quite humorous!
        I admire your ability to teach. I have been a substitute teacher and it was challenging, especially for middle schoolers

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      5. Yes he did. I couldn’t help but chuckle. I still haven’t told him it is impossibleπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ I am not sure that counts as good teaching, more taking advantage for comedy value!

        You were a substitute teacher? What age is middle school? Are they the 15-16 year olds? That year group can be tricky. You have to spend time to get to know them and show you care. Time you do not have with a full teaching timetable. I can understand why you didn’t pursue that career path! 😊

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      6. Here middle school is 6th grade through 8th, roughly 11-14 depending on the student. Right in that time when puberty hits, and when the opinions of peers start to matter more than the opinions of authority figures.
        Before that (in elementary), little kids respect authority inherently. After that (in high school) peer opinions still matter, but acting like a belligerant fool becomes embarrassing rather than attractive, so the students toe the line more.

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      7. I find the 14 – 16 year olds here the most difficult. I suppose hormones are screaming and pulling them in all directions. Boys are doing everything they can to impress each other and impress the girls, and girls care more about their appearance than anything a teacher has to say. You have to make them want to listen to you, or they don’t. They seem to live in a different world–and then they are meant to manage life-changing exams on top of all that! Poor kids 😦

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      8. That’s a difficult time, for sure. I think what mitigates that here is that 14-15 year olds are freshmen, new to a school, rather than being the oldest at the school they just left. They’re subject to what the upperclassmen have going on, so they behave a little sheepishly and less belligerantly. πŸ™‚

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      9. Yes, you are probably right. It sounds like it may be a better way to do things. In England we usually have kids in one school from 11 through to 18.

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      10. Ah, I see. So by the time they’re 14-16 they’ve learned the system thoroughly and get a little power mad, so to speak. That is difficult. I’m not sure when we had the middle school concept, but it’s been as far back as I can remember, probably before I was born. The dividing line is fuzzy. I’ve been to schools were 6th grade was still elementary, and others where 9th grade was still middle school.

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      11. Yours sounds like a better system. Regularly moving schools teaches a greater range of social strategies too, I would imagine.


      1. No, really, don’t hurry. Even I get seldom opportunity to check my phone. But you are too sweet πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. I do think the quote is true. But, creativity does not come out of thin air. Creative ideas and actions all build off of knowledge. So, applied knowledge is also a sign of intelligence in my opinion.

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  4. I love several quotes by Albert Einstein. I believe he was on the right track. I truly believe imagination is the playground of inspiration.

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