Taking inspiration from every available source is in our best interest as writers. And Einstein’s view of the world is a great place to start. Let’s take a closer look at some of my favourite quotes and how we can apply them.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
By creating new and innovative worlds we can reflect upon our own reality and lift it to new heights. Never take for granted the powerful gift we writers have, to use the knowledge that surrounds us and expand our reader’s consciousness through empathy for all characters and their circumstances.
When outlining plot and character arcs, remember Einstein’s advice: The chaos created, will need a different way of thinking, a more positive action to return the story to a harmonious outcome.
“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
By taking a curious look at the world around us, we create well rounded characters which in turn allow us to grow as humans.
The same applies with nature, for the fundamental building blocks are used to build literary worlds. Using sounds, smells, textures and taste. Even the patterns of how people interact. As a writer, you should become an avid watcher; take a keen interest in the vivid, vibrant world around you.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Appreciate your unique abilities to write, for no one else can tell the story the way you do, no one else has your voice to tell it in. Maybe you can’t run a marathon, or cook, or you’re terrible at maths… join the club, but we can write.
I love Einstein’s last piece of advice: If your writing isn’t clear, then your readers won’t understand it. Simple.
As always, Thanks for stopping by.
What’s your favourite Einstein and why does it resonate with you? You know I love hearing from you.
Until next time, Much Love Xx