Some people see the glass as half full. Others see it as half empty. I see it as a protective bowl for tiny tropical fish that can jump really high.
Duane Alan Hahn
Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.
The artist who can forget his past creations may create greater and greater things.
The joy is in the doing, not in the holding fast to that which is done.
Oh, the magic of letting go! It is the magic of the gods.
The Beautiful Being from To Those About to Die: Letters from a Living Dead Man
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Edward De Bono
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver wendell Holms
People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
R. Buckminster Fuller
If you fall in love with an idea, you won't see the merits of alternative approaches—and will probably miss an opportunity or two. One of life's great pleasures is letting go of a previously cherished idea. Then you're free to look for new ones. What part of your idea are you in love with? What would happen if you kissed it goodbye?
Roger von Oech
Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Mary Lou Cook
The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Edwin H. Land
Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
Gerald G. Jampolsky
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.
Thomas R. Dewar
He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries.
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
People say that books are better than movies because you have to use your imagination. Movies are "lazy entertainment." Well, books are lazy too since you're not really using your imagination. The imagination of another person is being inserted into your mind through words. If imagination is the focus, daydreaming is better than reading.
Duane Alan Hahn
A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
Edwin H. Land
I invent nothing, I rediscover.
Nothing is new except arrangement.
William J. Durant
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
Dean William R. Inge
Begin with another's to end with your own.
Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
Originality is a marshmallow chick dry humping a wet pickle.
Duane Alan Hahn
The Good and the Bad
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Never litter. If you can't find a trash can, take it home and throw it away there.
Hydrofracking is bad for you, your family, your friends, and the environment.
Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.”
Creativity and Originality
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