Creative Thoughts about Creativity #1

22 08 2009

Picture1The mind is not a bucket to be filled but a fire to be ignited and continually kindled.


I invent nothing.  I rediscover.

Auguste Rodin


The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.

Arthur Koestler

Imagination is more important than knowledge.  For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world.

Albert Einstein

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.

Linus Pauling

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Latin Proverb

Invention is the mother of necessity.

Thorstein Veblen

Invention breeds invention.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Invention is a combination of brains and material.  The more brains you use, the less material you need.

Charles F.  Kettering

Ideas do not always have to be useful.  Ideas can be inventions or they can solve problems or they can help people–or they can simply be fun.  The mind is probably the least used source of enjoyment.

Edward de Bono

Originality is simply a fresh pair of eyes.

Woodrow Wilson

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas Alva Edison



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