The Saturday Creativity Quote

Bridge over the Swan River at Bigfork Bay

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

— Albert Einstein, quoted in Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire

The Saturday Creativity Quote

Avalanche Creek, Glacier National Park
photo by the author

“Key to creativity is the balance of focus on the self and focus on others, inwardness and outwardness, deep reflection and motivated action. The ability to appropriately toggle between inner and outer worlds is one of the artist’s greatest assets.”
— Scott Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire in Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

The Saturday Creativity Quote

Heron, metal sculpture on Flathead Lake; photo by the author

An insight is an unexpected shift in the way we understand things. It comes without warning. It’s not something that we think is going to happen and that’s why it’s unexpected. It feels like a gift and in fact it is.”
– Gary Klein, an expert on decision-making, quoted in Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire

The Saturday Creativity Quote

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“The Barn” pastel on garnet paper by Leslie Budewitz

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
— Albert Einstein, quoted in Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman & Carolyn Gregoire