I can preach about the importance of play and imagination on creativity and innovation, but I thought I would let the experts say it best.

You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Deepak Chopra


Serious play is not an oxymoron; it is the essence of innovation.
Michael Schrage

The creator in you is the child set free.
Vince Gowmon


I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
Stephen Hawking


Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.
Henri Matisse


I really love being human. But some days I really wish I could be fairy.
Greta, age 4

Play is serious business. At stake for us are the ways we socialize and teach future generations of scientists, inventors, artists, explorers, and other individuals who will shape the work in which we live. It is safe to say that humans, as a species, have always had a concept of play. But only recently has play begun getting the serious attention it deserves as a source of discovery.”
Arthur Molella