This quote by Henry David Thoreau touches upon de value of imagination that transcendentalists have. Thoreau is saying that you might look at something, but what is most important is how you see it. That something is not the same for everyone. Everyone looks at things differently, and it is each individuals imagination that allows them to do so.
Inspirational Quote Print - Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams by Henry David Thoreau - Contemporary art quote - Art Posters
Ralph Waldo Emerson - so many times someone in the arts has told a story of how he was kind and complimentary to an admirer, and how that person came back days or years later to say they would have committed suicide that night.