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Quotes on foraging

“Creativity is an import-export game. It is not a creation game.” — Ronald S. Burt, sociologist, University of Chicago. Image by frank mckenna

“Creativity is an import-export game. It is not a creation game.”
— Ronald S. Burt, sociologist, University of Chicago

“Creative people have to be fed from the divine source. I have to get fed. I had to get filled up in order to pour out.”
— Johnny Cash, American singer and songwriter

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
— Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century

“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”
— Paul Gauguin, post-Impressionist painter

Avoid “creative incest. As with actual incest, the product of creative incest just keeps getting dumber and dumber and dumber with each generation.”
— Dan S. Kennedy, author of seven “No B.S.” marketing books
“Innovation most of the time is simply taking A, B, C, and D, which already exist, and putting them together in a form called E.”
— Wolfgang Schmitt, chairman, Rubbermaid Corp.

“Every really good creative person … has always had two noticeable characteristics. First, there was no subject under the sun in which he could not easily get interested — from, say, Egyptian burial customs to modern art. Every facet of life had fascination for him. Second, he was an extensive browser in all sorts of fields of information.”
— James Webb Young, 1930s advertising executive, in A Technique for Producing Ideas

“It is with the advertising man as with the cow: no browsing, no milk.”
— James Webb Young, 1930s advertising executive, in A Technique for Producing Ideas

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