Poets, writers and artists are scary people. They turn the common everyday world upside down. They hold up a mirror and reveal the reality of who we are to ourselves. In many societies throughout history, creative leaders have been honored and despised, loved and hated, worshipped and jailed.
Our imaginations can be a threat to those who are insecure and unhappy. Our imaginations create worlds that expose the weaknesses of our world. Some consider our imaginations dangerous and wish to destroy us. As creative leaders, our role in society is very important. Without creative leaders, society would stagnate and drown under the mundane. Celebrate your imagination. Celebrate the worlds that grow inside your head.
Watch this interview with Terry Pratchett.
(Quote Source: Goodreads.com)