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  • “ I want to put a ding in the universe.”
  • Creators on Creating

    1. 1. Creators on Creating © Idea Champions, 2011
    2. 2. “ What is now proved was once only imagined.” – William Blake
    3. 3. Slide 5 “ A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” – Antoine Saint-Exupery
    4. 4. Steve Jobs “ I want to put a ding in the universe.” - Steve Jobs
    5. 5. Slide 5 “ I am looking for a lot of people who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. ” – Henry Ford
    6. 6. “ The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the P L A Y instinct arising from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves.” – Carl Jung
    7. 7. “ Now that we have met with paradox , we have some hope of making progress.” – Niels Bohr
    8. 8. “ Microsoft is never more than two years away from failure.” - Bill Gates
    9. 9. “ A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.” – Victor Hugo
    10. 10. “ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
    11. 11. “ The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind.” – Thomas Carlyle
    12. 12. “ There is a vitality, a life force, that is translated to you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and will be lost. ” – Martha Graham
    13. 13. “ Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are just produced.” – Alfred North Whitehead
    14. 14. “ Genius is infinite painstaking.” Michelangelo
    15. 15. “ Not everything that can be counted, counts; not everything that counts can be counted.” - Albert Einstein
    16. 16. “ The act of creati o n begins first of all as an act of destructi o n.” – Pabl o Picass o
    17. 17. “ The lightning spark of thought generated in the solitary mind awakens its likeness in another mind.” – Thomas Carlyle “ Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” - John Lennon
    18. 18. Confusion is a word we ’ve invented for an order that is not yet understood. – Henry Miller
    19. 19. “ Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together, go to the making of genius. Love, Love, Love . That is the soul of genius.” – Mozart
    20. 20. Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next. – Jonas Salk
    21. 21. “ Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” - Miles Davis
    22. 22. “ If you do not express your own original ideas , if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself .” – Rollo May
    23. 23. - Linus Pauling “ The best way to get a good idea is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.”
    24. 24. “ It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.” - Dizzy Gillespie
    25. 25. “ Some people have a way with words. Others not have way.” – Steve Martin
    26. 26. “ If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.” – Clarence Darrow
    27. 27. “ Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
    28. 28. “ Few people think more than two or three times a year. I’ve made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.” - G.B. Shaw
    29. 29. “ 99% of success is built on failure.” – Charles Kettering
    30. 30. “ Without a deadline, baby, I wouldn’t do nothing.” - Duke Ellington
    31. 31. “ We have approximately 60,000 thoughts in a day. Unfortunately, 95% of them are thoughts we had the day before.” – Deepak Chopra
    32. 32. “ You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.” – John Barrymore
    33. 33. Slide 11 Quote 3 <ul><ul><ul><li>“ No idea is so o u t l a n d i s h </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>that it should not </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be considered. ” </li></ul></ul></ul>– Winston Churchill
    34. 34. “ The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.” -Thomas Edison
    35. 35. Go for it!
    36. 36. Best Innovation Practices 845.679.1066