Think left and think right low high

Think left and think right and think low and think high.  Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!  ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

I never did very well in math

I never did very well in math – I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally.  ~Calvin TrillinLLDT

The most beautiful thing we can experience

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and science.  He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.  ~Albert EinsteinSD

The creative person is both more primitive

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.  ~Frank Barron, Think, November-December 1962LCD

I doubt that the imagination can be

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed.  If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.  ~Ursula K. Le Guin, The Language of the Night

I remembered a story of how bach

I remembered a story of how Bach was approached by a young admirer one day and asked, "But Papa Bach, how do you manage to think of all these new tunes?"  "My dear fellow," Bach is said to have answered, according to my version, "I have no need to think of them.  I have the greatest difficulty not to step on them when I get out of bed in the morning and start moving around my room."  ~Laurens Van der PostFD

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of

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

Fairy tales are more than true not

Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Trust that little voice in your head

Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn’t it be interesting if…"  And then do it.  ~Duane Michals, "More Joy of Photography"