The Little Quotation That Could

Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.

—Adele Brookman, Psychotherapist

Point #5 of my “Psychercise” article really gets around. Over the years since its inception, it has found its way into several kinds of publications — everything from professional and employee newsletters, a book, a rather famous magazine, an inspirational calendar, an inspirational website, and it even wound up on T-shirts. There may more out there that I don’t even know about.

So please let me know of any “Use your imagination…” spottings that you happen upon. Here are the specifics so far:

  • Random House Webster’s Quotationary Leonard R. Frank, Editor November 24, 1998
  • O The Oprah Magazine in the “O to go” section November 2001
  • 2005 Year In A Box Calendar — Achieve Your Dreams Motivational Quotes for SuccessPhilip and Karen Smith, Imagine State Publishing
  • beliefnet web site, “Daily Inspiration” quote February 22, 2007