The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
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Human creativity drives us forward as a species. It’s this unique ability to harness thoughts and ideas that has produced everything from the first sharpened stick, to the wheel, to the space shuttle, to the micro processor.
It’s this innovation and imagination that will continue to bring forward unprecedented levels of achievement in terms of our mastery over nature.
Yet despite our incredible capacity for creativity and imagination, there’s very little we actually understand about the creative process. Where do we get our great ideas, those sparks of insight that drive us forward as a species?
How do we harness our own minds to produce incredible works of art, clever inventions, and new creations? Why can we be focused on a problem for days, months, even years, only to have a solution appear suddenly one day as if from nowhere?
While we might not truly understand the nature of creativity and the imagination (at least, not yet), we can still continue to apply ourselves in order to benefit from the rewards that come from focused concentration and those brief moments of inspiration that hit us like lightning bolts.
To that end, here are some quotes about inspiration from men and women who have achieved greatness through imagination, innovation, and ingenuity.
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