"If I were a Good Fairy at Sleeping Beauty's christening I'd bestow on her a vivid imagination. I think it's so important to nurture every child's imagination. It increases their empathy and emotional understanding, is vital for their creativity and staves off boredom!"
Dame Jaqueline Wilson
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement and is what sets us apart from the rest of life on earth.
Sir Ken Robinson, iOi Patron
... in an age where anyone can produce anything anywhere through 3D printing, where anyone can broadcast their performance globally or sell to China whatever the size of their business, there is an opportunity for mass employment through mass creativity.
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, Roscoe Lecture (2016)
There are, indeed, amazing thinking machines out there, and they will unquestionably far surpass our puny minds and eventually take over the world. We call them our children.
Professor Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley - iOi Patron
Physics has taught us that the world had a beginning and will most probably have an end, but the arts will teach us how to live in the vast expanse of time in between.
Professor Brian Cox, OBE
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
Henry Ward Beecher, (US Social reformer 1813-1887)