Creativity

Why You Should Sleep with a Pencil by the Bed

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream?  And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning.  Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

—Larry Page
University of Michigan Commencement Address, 2009

 

Every child is an artist…

“Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
— Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

 

 

 

 

Be Not Afraid!

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

— Joseph Chilton Pearce

 

 

 

Playing

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”

— Carl Jung (1875-1961)

 

 

 

Feed Your Imagination

“So you see, imagination needs moodling — long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.”

— Brenda Ueland

 

 

 

 

Go Fish in
Streams of Consciousness:

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