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'We like to bring together people from radically different fields and wait for the friction to produce heat, light and magic. Sometimes it takes a while.'
'Yes, I suppose certain narrow-minded people would call it a ‘pack of lies' - I prefer to think of it as creative up-selling.'
'What if this time, more heads has made us more stupid?'
'Welcome to another one of life's brick walls standing directly in your path! Please select from the following options...'
"It was the best of Starbucks. It was the worst of Starbucks."
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A pirate fishes using his hook.
"No offense, Lou, but you're a money guy, not a movie guy."
Tags:movie, movies, expert, experts, executive, executives, studio executive, studio executives, los angeles, hollywood, movie studio, movie studios, film studio, film studios, suit, suits, creative, creativity, creative talent, creative talents, talent, talents, entertainment business, entertainment businesses, entertainment industry
"Maybe if your creativity had fewer outlets, it would come out of you with more force."
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"Forward and backward, not up and down!"
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"Remember how we used to put nice little smiles on their faces?"
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'Smith, we need more creativity. You have to learn to think outside the box.'
"There, there! Two, maybe three doors down. Someone has an idea!"
Tags:diving rod, divining rods, idea, ideas, new idea, new ideas, blocked, bereft, thought, thoughts, paradigm, paradigms, new paradigm, new paradigms, good idea, good ideas, failing business, failing businesses, profit, profits, lose money, loses money, losing money, search, searches, creative, creativity
500 pages and one masterpiece later, Stephan makes a horrifying discovery.
'I'm still not sure HOW it happened. One minute, we were bouncing ideas off each other, and the next thing I knew, we were using furniture instead!'
"I'll keep thinking inside the box as long as they let me smoke in the box."
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At a creative writing workshop for accountants.
The artist wakes refreshed, creative juices flowing.
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Man Lifting Heavy Block
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"But that's what being an artist is—feeling crummy before everyone else feels crummy."
Tags:artist, artists, artistry, depressed, depression, starving artist, starving artists, sculpture, sculptures, sculptor, sculptors, reassure, reassuring, reassurance, reassurances, creative, creativity, creative person, creative people, justification, misunderstood, lonely, loneliness, modern life, out of touch, modern times, alienated, alienation, sensitive, sensitive artist, sensitive artists, support, support system, supportive, spouse, spouses
Flowchart of an idea.
Tags:idea, ideas, inspiration, inspirations, too much coffee man, evolution, evolutions, creative endeavor, creative endeavors, creativity, doubt, doubts, self-doubt, doubter, doubters, doubting, overthink, overthinks, overthinking, bad idea, bad ideas, self confident, self-confidence, author, authors, artist, artists, writer, writers, muse, muses, flow chart, flow charts, good idea, good ideas, creative process, creative processes, process, processes, processing
'That's Fred, the new hire. He's one of those corporate renaissance types who erases organization-chart boundaries wherever he goes!'
At the Laff-a-Mint
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"I'll start thinking outside the box when the box is empty."
"How about you just shout out ideas and I'll keep writing them down until this Post-it is all filled up."
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"I admire your enthusiasm for—well, paint and, you know, canvas."