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Science, Storytelling, and “Gut Churn”: Jad Abumrad on the Secrets of Creative Success
Science, Storytelling, and “Gut Churn”: Jad Abumrad on the Secrets of Creative Success

On diving head-first into the unknown.

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Seventeen-Year-Old Virginia Woolf on Nature, Imitation and the Arts
Seventeen-Year-Old Virginia Woolf on Nature, Imitation and the Arts

“All the Arts … imitate as far as they can the one great truth that all can see.”

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Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher on Creativity
Trailblazing Graphic Designer Paula Scher on Creativity

“To invent, you have to take the odd and the strange combination of the years of knowledge and experience.”

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Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Virginia Woolf on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

“The habit of writing thus for my own eye only is good practice. It loosens the ligaments.”

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How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective
How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

“A man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.”

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Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating
Chuck Close on Creativity, Work Ethic, and Problem-Solving vs. Problem-Creating

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.”

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