Monday, September 27, 2004
A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns to look at things in a different way.
Edward De Bono
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
When all think alike, then no one is thinking.
Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.
Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.
Thomas R Dewar