Thursday, August 21, 2008

There's a way to do it better—find it.

I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones. The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail. If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport. If you do not the expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. The world is but a canvas to our imaginations. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

Some men look at things the way they are and ask why?I dream of things that are not and ask why not? To be creative you have to contribute something different from what you've done before. Your results need not be original to the world; few results truly meet that criterion. In fact, most results are built on the work of others.

Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart. Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.

No comments: