One of the great tragedies of our times is the death of the imagination. Because what else is paralysis?

I believe that the imagination is the passport we create to take us into the real world. [It] is another phrase for what is most uniquely us.

To face ourselves. That's the hard thing. The imagination [is] God's gift to make the act of self examination bearable. [It] teaches us our limits and how to grow beyond our limits. . . . The imagination is the place we are all trying to get to.

John Guare, SQ: Connecting With Our Spiritual Intelligence by Danah Zohar, Ian Marshall