Quotes and Creative Nature Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. -- Arthur Koestler It is not wishing which causes illness but lack of wishing. Every genuine wish is a creative art. --Rolo May Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits. -- Edward DeBono The creation of a thousand forests lies in one acorn. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson Failure is the line of least persistence. -- Alfred W. Brandt Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he is good at doing. -- Quincy Jones Innovation by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires "courageous patience. " --Warren Bennis
Objective Finding (ID Goal, Wish, Challenges) Instead of pouring knowledge into people's heads, we need to help them grind a new set of eyeglasses so that we can see the world in a new way. -- J. S. Brown Fact Finding (Gather Data) If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see everything as a nail. --Abraham Maslow Problem Finding (Clarify the Problem) It isn't that they can't see the solution; it is that they can't see the problem. -- G.K. Chesterton Idea Finding (Generate Ideas) Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the only one you have. -- Emile Chartier Solution Finding (Select & Strengthen Solutions) The creative process does not end with an idea…It only starts with an idea. --John Arnold Acceptance Finding (Plan for Action) An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. --Victor Hugo Quotes and the Creative Process
<ul><li>Divergence: Defer judgment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour, springs and germinates no more. -- Henri Frederic Amiel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Divergence: Seek quantity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all. --Edward DeBono </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. --Linus Pauling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Divergence: Combine Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New to the world ideas rarely come fully formed in a single bolt from the blue. They happen with round after round of refining and recombining ideas. --Marco Marsan, from 'Think Naked </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Divergence: Seek wild Ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Almost all really new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced. --Alfred Whitehead </li></ul></ul>Quotes and Divergence
<ul><li>Convergence: Affirmative Judgment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat all prior thinking as a storehouse of emerging solutions, pull out a few potential solutions for immediate consideration, and leave others in the storehouse, ready to be developed later. --Jeff Mauzy and Richard Harriman, in Creativity Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Convergence: Be Deliberate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. --Michelangelo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Convergence: Examine, Refine, Improvise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now and again thousands of memories converge, harmonize, arrange themselves around a central idea in a coherent form, and I write a story. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>--Katherine Anne Porter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Convergence: Check objective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. --Jack Dixon </li></ul></ul>Quotes and Convergence
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