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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Don't quote me on this.....a little inspiration based on my last post.

The computer is a fast idiot, it has no imagination; it cannot originate action. It is, and will remain, only a tool to man.

-American LibraryAssociation
Statement of the American Library Association regarding the Univac computer exhibited at the NewYork World's Fair, 1964.

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.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)


Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.

Cecil B. DeMille (1881 - 1959)


The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Dee Hock

Observe Everything.
Communicate Well.
Draw, Draw, Draw.
Frank Thomas, Disney Animator, When asked to give advice to young animators

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
Norman Podhoretz

To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
Albert Einstein
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Albert Einstein

The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things.. it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future.
Steve Forbes

The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
Anthony Robbins

I never did a day's work in my life. It was all fun

Remember, nothing that's good works by itself, just to please you. You have to make the damn thing work.

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison,

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering (1876 - 1958)++

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.
Sean O'Faolain (1900 - 1991)

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - ),

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930)
This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when noone else recognizes that it is present.
Deepak Chopra

When you're the first person whose beliefs are different from what everyone else believes, you're basically saying, "I'm right, and everyone else is wrong." That's a very unpleasant position to be in. It's at once exhilarating and at the same time an invitation to be attacked.

We are always saying to ourself.. we have to innovate. We got to come up with that breakthrough. In fact, the way software works.. so long as you are using your existing software.. you don't pay us anything at all. So we're only paid for breakthroughs.
Bill Gates

It's not that I'm deliberately trying to shock people all the time. I'm just doing things that are obvious to me. It's because the public doesn't understand my way of thinking that they get surprised.
Takafumi Horie

Vision is perhaps our greatest strength.. it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.
Li Ka Shing


It's fascinating as we continue to innovate and lead the way in both the application space and the database space. In the very beginning, people said you couldn't make relational databases fast enough to be commercially viable. I thought we could, and we were the first to do it. But we took tremendous abuse until IBM said, "Oh yeah, this stuff is good."
Larry Ellison

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, September 2003

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
The lifeblood of our business is that R&;D spend. There's nothing that flows through a pipe or down a wire or anything else. We have to continuously create new innovation that lets people do something they didn't think they could do the day before.
We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either.
Steve Ballmer ++

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