"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
In his early life, Einstein wouldn't be considered knowledgeable as he flunked out of school because he saw it as a waste of time. With this quote however, he basically explains how he achieved his success. Anyone can study, read, and learn enough to be considered intellectual, but to want to know how the world around you works and why is the key. By imagining how things work and wanting to learn and understand everything that he could and solve all the problems that he wanted to find solutions and true comprehension of. Without his grand imagination, he would not have come up with his profound ideas, not only in the world of physics, but as a philosopher and all other aspects of his life.