Imagine - How Creativity Works

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Favorite Quotes from the book, Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

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Imagine - How Creativity Works

  1. 1. Imagine: How Creativity Works By Jonah Lehrer Favorite Quotes Captured By Josh Duncan www.arandomjog.com
  2. 2. Every creative journey begins with a problem
  3. 3. It’s often only at this point, after we’ve stopped searching for the answer, that the answer arrives
  4. 4. The hardest work always comes after, when you’re trying to make the idea real
  5. 5. We do some of our best thinking when we’re half asleep
  6. 6. While it’s commonly assumed that the best way to solve adifficult problem is to relentlessly focus, this clenched state of mind comes with a hidden cost:it inhibits the sort of creative connections that lead to breakthroughs
  7. 7. The normal person classifies an object, and thenforgets about it. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.
  8. 8. I think people need to be reminded that creativity is a verb, a very time-consuming verb. It’s about taking an idea in your head, and transforming that idea into something real. And that’s always going to be a long and difficult process.
  9. 9. There’s just one problem with brainstorming: it doesn’t work
  10. 10. Knowledge can be a subtle curse. When welearn about the world, we also learn all thereasons why the world cannot be changed.
  11. 11. Our findings show that debate and criticism do not inhibit ideas but, rather, stimulate them relative to every other condition.
  12. 12. Photo Credits• Sleep - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mad_wraith/6328078372/sizes/l/in/photostream/• Hammer - http://www.flickr.com/photos/m2w2/191545978/sizes/o/in/photostream/• Shower - http://www.flickr.com/photos/loop_oh/4739656352/sizes/o/in/photostream/• Chicago - http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/217440037/sizes/l/in/photostream/• Legos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogimogi/2253657555/sizes/l/in/photostream/• Notes - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2542450115/sizes/l/in/photostream/• Note pad - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeoliveri/685358132/

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