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We all know it when it happens  the moment when the light seems to go in your head.  The instant when you experience a flash of inspiration.  Scientists are beginning to understand how these moments come about.  Horizon – The Creative Brain: How Insight Works, BBC 2013

 

The thing about these insight moments is that they are fleeting, elusive and really hard to study.  ibid.

 

This aspect of creative insight seems to happen in the right hemisphere.  ibid.

 

A burst of gamma waves – and this is what you experience as a moment of insight.  ibid.

 

Mind wandering has a long history in mind creativity.  ibid.

 

 

The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.  Jean Piaget 

 

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.  Erich Fromm

 

 

Self-portrait ... That sense of creative intensity.  Tim Marlow at the Courtauld 3/3, Channel 4 2010

 

 

A series of conversations about the whole nature of creativity.  Tim Marlow on Doug Aitken: The Source, Sky Arts 2012

 

 

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.  Pablo Picasso

 

 

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

 

 

The creative process is a cocktail of instinct, skill, culture and a highly creative feverishness.  It is not like a drug; it is a particular state when everything happens very quickly, a mixture of consciousness and unconsciousness, of fear and pleasure; it’s a little like making love, the physical act of love.  Francis Bacon

 

 

This project is about the roots of creativity ... This project is called The Source.  Doug Aitken

 

 

Without freedom of choice there is no creativity.  Without creativity there is no life, the body dies.  Star Trek: The Return of the Archons s1e21, Kirk to machine

 

 

Have you any idea who I am?  Well you lost all your early memories.  We thought you would but we couldn’t be certain.  Oh, Data, I was there … I helped create you.  And now look at you.  Star Trek: The Next Generation s7e10: Inheritance, Juliana

 

 

In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.  Raoul Vaneigem

 

 

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.  Franklin D Roosevelt

 

 

It is the tension between creativity and scepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.  Carl Sagan

 

 

If you wish to make an apple-pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.  Carl Sagan, Cosmos

 

 

Anyone can make the simple complicated.  Creativity is making the complicated simple.  Charles Mingus

 

 

I shook the habit off

Entirely and for ever, and again

In Natures presence stood, as now I stand,

A sensitive being, a creative soul.  William Wordsworth, The Prelude 1850

 

 

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.  Martin Luther King junior

 

 

It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily.  Doubts creep in.  Then one becomes resigned.  Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape keep one at it more than anything.  Virginia Woolf

 

 

I have trusted to my intuition to find the subjects, and I have written intuitively.  I have an idea when I start, I have a shape; but I will fully understand what I have written only after some years.  V S Naipaul

 

 

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.  Scott Adams

 

 

Creativity is just connecting things.  When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.  It seemed obvious to them after a while.  That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.  Steve Jobs

 

 

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.  Edwin Land

 

 

Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.  You’re gay, you’re sick, you’re nervous or whatever.  Marilyn Monroe

 

 

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death.  Rollo May

 

 

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.  Eric Hoffer

 

 

Creativity takes courage.  Henri Matise

 

 

And by the way, everything in life is writeable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.  Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath  

 

 

Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of man.  Nothing was ever created by two men.  There are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy.  Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything.  The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man.  John Steinbeck, East of Eden

 

 

To destroy is always the first step in any creation.  e e cummings

 

 

Why does man create?  Is it man’s purpose on earth to express himself, to bring form to thought, and to discover meaning in experience?  Or is it just something to do when he’s bored?  Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes

 

 

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.  Mary Shelley  

 

 

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 object it loves.  Carl Gustav Jung

 

 

The creative habit is like a drug.  The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.  Henry Moore      

 

 

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.  William Blake

 

 

They did not think they were entitled to a fair share of the good things they helped to create!  Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist

 

 

If we don’t have any real enemies, it may be necessary to create them.  G Edward Griffin, interview Shadowplay I

 

 

I’ve always felt at home in the past.  For after all what is the present except an endless chain of memories?  Some of them are translated into stone.  We are all the inheritors of those memories.  And we look after them as best we can.  All this so we can pass on their revelation to the future.  Simon Schama, Civilisations I: Second Moment of Creation, BBC 2018

 

The significance of Palmyra was at once both local and universal.  ibid.

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