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On Being Uncreative...


Just as you can be creative, there are also things you can do to be uncreative.

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attitude*, belief*, climate, conservatism, criticism, education, failure, habit, judgement, madness, people, resistance*, thinking (and many other places!)


‘If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.’

Mary Kay Ash

‘Too many potential creators are inhibited by a belief that gifted others solve problems directly.’

D. T. Campbell

‘We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but does not know what to create. Lord of all things, he is not lord of himself.’

Josť Ortega Y Gasset

‘Whether you believe you can or whether you believe you cannot, you are absolutely right.’

Henry Ford

‘If the individual is narrowly concentrated on the goal, to the exclusion of other relevant aspects of the problem situation, he is often unable to achieve a solution. The creative thinker must stand sufficiently detached from his work.’

Mary Henle

‘Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.’

Joel Hildebrand

‘The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot wrong questions.’

Anthony Jay

‘There is no better soporific and sedative than scepticism.’

Friedrich Nietzsche

‘The majority of business men are not capable of an original thought, simply because they cannot escape the tyranny of reason.’

David Ogilvy

‘It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.’

Pablo Picasso



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