"My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Jessica Hagedorn on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Jessica Hagedorn on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Jessica Hagedorn on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Jessica Hagedorn on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Jessica Hagedorn on Sun Tzu
"We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child."
"I'm an underdog person, so I align myself with those who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society."