Will Smith Will Not Be Out-Worked
The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill ... I will not be outworked. If we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things - you’re getting off first or I’m going to die.
— Will Smith
Thinking in New Boxes
Never try and do both (divergent and convergent thinking) of them at the same time. The most frustrating thing in any creative process is when some people in the room are just listing a lot of ideas, and other people in the room are picking them. There’s a time for divergence. There’s a time for convergence.
— Alan Iny
Saving your creative soul
I love to read quality stories about what those (creative) moments are actually like. I seek out stories and documentation from creators ... and I use that because that’s what charges me when I’m in my dark moment when I’m struggling with a draft of an essay or a book. I want to know what did Hemingway do when he was here ...
— Scott Berkun
The Secret Sauce of Creativity
A po (provoking operation) is a crazy, radical, nonsensical idea. A crazy idea that on the surface of it makes no sense whatsoever. In order for that po to be powerful, you need to let it breathe.
— Stephen Hall
TKRL + CreatisComment
A Philosopher's Mind Trip
So I can have all my notes and my thoughts and my ideas and this and that. But then I go for the walk. I go into the woods. And just the stroll and the disconnection from distraction gets your brain daydreaming. When you’re in daydreaming mode, you start to do a little bit of the lateral thinking. So you start connecting this to that and this.
— Jason Silva