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Possibility is the secret heart of creativity. ~Martin Heidegger

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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance it is the illusion of knowledge. ~Daniel J Boorstin

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Whoever undertakes to create soon finds himself engaged in creating himself. Self-transformation and the transformation of others have constituted the radical interest of our century, whether in painting, psychiatry, or political action. ~Harold Rosenberg

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The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. ~Arthur Koestler

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The chances for true creativity are seen in overcoming a dualism which separates the created from the creator. ~Erich Jantsch

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Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. ~William James

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You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Dare to be naïve. ~Buckminster Fuller

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Sophisticated people hardly understand how vague experience is at bottom, and how truly vagueness supports whatever clearness is afterwards attained. ~George Santayana

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In light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble. But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alterations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light — only those who have experienced it can understand it. ~Albert Einstein

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In producers, loafing is productive; and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation. ~Jacques Martin Barzun

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I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. ~Kurt Vonnegut

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The essence of genius is to know what to overlook. ~William James

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Genius is nothing but continued attention. ~Claude Adrien Helvetius

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Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next. ~Jonas Salk

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Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~Albert Einstein

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Most new ideas are discovered by perceiving the relationship or analogy between two quite different fields of activity. ~Arthur Koestler

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One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~Andre Gide

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We are built to make mistakes, coded for error. ~Lewis Thomas

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Curiosity is the clay from which all knowledge is formed. ~Mark Evanier

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Creativity is like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. ~E. L. Doctorow

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Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. ~J. Krishnamurti

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It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur. ~Wallace Stevens

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In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few. ~Shunryu Suzuki

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The first prerogative of an artist in any medium is to make a fool of himself. ~Pauline Kael

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If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. ~Albert Einstein

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Only he is an artist who can make a riddle out of a solution. ~Karl Kraus

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Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. ~Pablo Picasso

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The simplest things give me ideas. ~Joan MirĂ³

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Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different. ~Albert Szent-Gyorgi

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Originality is simply a fresh pair of eyes. ~Woodrow Wilson

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That's the way things become clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along. ~Madeline L'Engle