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A leader and a follower

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs

A yellow spot
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.
Pablo Picasso

Creativity is an act of defiance.
Twyla Tharp

Good work habits
Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.
Twyla Tharp

It freed me
I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
Steve Jobs

It is just connecting things
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

Like an artist
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Pablo Picasso

Like rabbits
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
John Steinbeck

Loved before it exists
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Charles Dickens

Moving forward
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

Not just for artists
Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way.
Twyla Tharp

Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources
Albert Einstein

The creative power
Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
Virginia Woolf

What could be
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
Pablo Picasso

What is creativity?
Creativity can only be anarchic, capitalist, Darwinian.
Umberto Eco

You may make mistakes
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Steve Jobs

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