What is the imagination? We treat it like a thing, or perhaps a switch in our brains that turns on the idea engine. Whatever it is, it is certainly useful, which is a shame because most people keeps theirs firmly switched off, with a big red ‘do not touch’ sign on it.

Imagination is the foundation of creativity. Without it  - nothing happens, nothing advances, nothing is invented. The basis of growth (personally or professionally) depends on how your imagination is applied to the problems you face. So, what do some of history's biggest "imagineers" have to say about the subject? Here are some excellent viewpoints:

"It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations."  Walter Bagehot

"The human race is governed by its imagination."  Napoleon Boneparte

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."  Thomas Edison

"Logic will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere."  A. Einstein

"The facility of imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses."  Leonardo Da Vinci

"Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination."  John Dewey

"The Possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination."  Emily Dickinson

"Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future."  Charles F. Kettering

"Never before has the gap between what we can imagine and what we can accomplish been smaller."  Gary Hamel

‘You can’t do it unless you imagine it."  George Lucas

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