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On Rearrangement...


An easy way to be creative is simply to shuffle things around. Taking things out, looking at things backwards, throwing thing up in the air and seeing where they land: all are ways of shaking up the current equilibrium to give new thoughts and visions.

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connections*, copying, deviation, leaping, play*, stimulation, tension


‘Most people don’t think. They just rearrange their prejudices.’

Robert Anthony

‘It is only God who creates. Man merely rearranges.’
Thomas Aquinas

‘ It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best to at least rearrange their prejudices once in a while.’

Luther Burbank

‘The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.’

Leo Burnett

‘Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.’

Truman Capote

Creativity is the marvellous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.’

Max Ernst

‘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.’

George Kneller



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