Einstein’s imagination vs (General) Knowledge

If there’s one quote from Einstein that folk love approvingly to quote it’s the one that goes: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” When of course ‘they’ really have no idea what it really means, but somehow (like giving to charity) it makes them feel good & smart to endorse it. But to be blunt about it would you stake your life on imagination (or intutition) vs knowledge? When do you know your so-called gut instinct is right? How long before you really agree with ‘the old man’ that: The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.