First – some defining comments: a visionary is variously described as a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible, a dreamer, a person with unusual powers of foresight.
I love dreamers, I love working for dreamers (where have they gone?), and I love being a dreamer. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
My favourite visionaries and something of their thoughts
George Martin When I have a gut feeling about something, I've generally been right. And when I've listened to experts, they've invariably been wrong.
John F Kennedy/ Robert Kennedy There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? (R.K.)
Allen Ginsberg Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
William Wordsworth We have within ourselves/ Enough to fill the present day with joy,/ And overspread the future years with hope.
John Lennon/Yoko Ono A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. Y.O. Imagine… J.L./Y.O.
Luis Brunel All my life I've been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence.
Albert Einstein We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
George Lucas 'Star Wars' is fun, it’s exciting, it’s inspirational, and people respond to that.
Lao Tze Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.
Nelson Mandela It always seems impossible until it’s done.