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Cynthia Heimel – Make a fool of yourself

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When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.

Cynthia Heimel  

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Steve Jobs – The crazy ones, misfits, and rebels

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Steve JobsHere’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently – they are not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can ‘t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Steve Jobs   (1955-2011)

Garry Kasparov – A lifetime analyzing the game of chess

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Garry KasparovHaving spent a lifetime analyzing the game of chess and comparing the capacity of computers to the capacity of the human brain, I’ve often wondered, where does our success come from? The answer is synthesis, the ability to combine creativity and calculation, art and science, into a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. Chess is a unique cognitive nexus, a place where art and science come together in the human mind, and are then refined and improved by experience.

Garry Kasparov  

John Keats – Original minds

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John KeatsMany have original minds who do not think it – they are led away by custom – Now it appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own citadel.

John Keats   (1795-1821)

Joseph Addison – Deviation from the rules of art

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Joseph AddisonThere is sometimes a greater judgement shewn in deviating from the rules of art, than in adhering to them; and…there is more beauty in the works of a great genius who is ignorant of all the rules of art, than in the works of a little genius, who not only knows but scrupulously observes them.

Joseph Addison   (1672-1719)

Isaac Asimov – Creativity in the presence of others

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Isaac AsimovMy feeling is that as far as creativity is concerned, isolation is required. The creative person is, in any case, continually working at it. His mind is shuffling his information at all times, even when he is not conscious of it.

The presence of others can only inhibit this process, since creation is embarrassing. For every new good idea you have, there are a hundred, ten thousand foolish ones, which you naturally do not care to display.

Isaac Asimov   (1920-1992)