Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.*
Doing the things we do now and doing them better, cheaper and faster will take us so far. But it will not take us far enough. We're going to have to do new things in new ways.
In a restless, creative business with an emphasis on experiment and development, ideas are the lifeblood.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
The leader is not just a scorekeeper. He is responsible for creating something new and better.
Ideas are a commodity. Execution of them is not.
Minds are like parachutes: they only function when they are open.
Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaption to the problem you're working on.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
The only real valuable thing is intuition. The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.
Growth is like creativity, it doesn't go along very neat, precise plans. You get clogged highways before you figure out a way to open up capacity. You get pollution before you figure out a way to fight it.
Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think is creation's.
We rely on skilled foreign workers for their math, science, and creative abilities as well as their cultural knowledge, which helps when localizing products for world markets.
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea.
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something ... That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
We must create a kind of globalization that works for everyone... and not just for a few.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
Creativity is thinking new things. Innovation is doing new things.
A leader has to be one of two things: he either has to be a brilliant visionary himself, a truly creative strategist, in which case he can do what he likes and get away with it; or else he has to be a true empowerer who can bring out the best in others.
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
Organizations with decision-making speed and imagination will thrive as nobody can claim to have a monopoly over creativity.
The best way to guarantee a steady stream of new ideas is to make sure that each person in your organization is as different as possible from the others. Under these conditions, and only these conditions, will people maintain varied perspectives and demonstrate their knowledge in different ways.
If it doesn't sell, it isn't creative.
Decision making by consensus has been the subject of a great deal of research ... evidence strongly suggests that a consensus approach yields more creative decisions and more effective implementation than does individual decision making.
Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
Sometimes the first step is the hardest: coming up with an idea. Coming up with an idea should be like sitting on a pin - it should make you jump up and do something.