A person who can create ideas worthy of note is a person who has learned much from others.

— Konosuke Matsushita

Staggering Brainstorming quotations

The obvious is always least understood.

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all.

Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.

Two heads are definitely better than one and by sourcing ideas from each other, you have a better chance of coming up with a strategy that will allow your business to overcome a setback or challenge.

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

Creativity is not the domain of one single person.

Through free-association of thoughts and brainstorming, an accidental suggestion can be the best solution.

Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned.

We are apt to think that our ideas are the creation of our own wisdom but the truth is that they are the result of the experience through outside contact.

Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.

The art of creation is older than the art of killing.

I've often said that there's no such thing as writer's block;

the problem is idea block. When I find myself frozen-whether I'm working on a brief passage in a novel or brainstorming about an entire book-it's usually because I'm trying to shoehorn an idea into the passage or story where it has no place.

Change only favours minds that are diligently looking and preparing for discovery.

The ultimate solutions to problems are rational; the process of finding them is not.

I sometimes compare my brainstorming on paper to the drilling of oil wells.

The only way to strike oil is to drill a lot of wells.

If you wish to advance into the infinite, explore the finite in all directions.

Natural resources have dropped out of the competitive equation.

In fact, a lack of natural resources may even be an advantage. Because the industries we are competing for - the industries of the future - are all based on brainpower.

I've always loved brainstorming with other writers, and I consider having my work critiqued a part of that brainstorming.

To take the difficulties, setbacks and sorrows of life as a challenge to overcome makes us stronger, rather than unjust punishment which should not happen to us, requires faith and courage.

It is easier to tone down a wild idea than to think up a new one.

I get my by any means on, whenever there's a drought get your umbrellas out because that's when I brainstorm.

Imagination is the beginning of creation.

I'm always working on something. I wish I had more time for free-thinking and brainstorming new ideas. That's not to say my mind doesn't wander, but I find myself wishing for more of that kind of time.

I'm in the process of brainstorming with my marketing team and all that stuff, trying to come up with a concept for a late-night restaurant for people in Birmingham.

I love to brainstorm. I like to mentor. When you're starting out, especially as an entrepreneur, you really don't know what you're doing. You go out there and you try so many things. The key in the process, to me, is that you keep trying and you never give up.

Painting, to me, is a unique experience.

Each work is a surprise and has its own personal and intuitive meaning. After brainstorming feelings and memories, each painting evolves freely and independently.

I'm a phallus in pigtails, and there's blood on my nose, and my tissue is rotting where the rats chew my bones. And my eye sockets empty, see nothing but pain, I keep having this brainstorm about twelve times a day.

Microsoft is a company that manages imagination.

My friends seem much more excited about my doing Anastasia than Brainstorm.

.. and to tell you the truth, I feel the same way.

Knowledge is being applied to knowledge itself.

It is now fast becoming the one factor in production, sidelining both capital and labour.

We would like to believe that we are not in the business of surviving but in being good, and we do not like to admit to ourselves that we are good in order to survive.

Meet regularly with your business team and brainstorm.

Intricate business problems are mostly resolved at brainstorming sessions.

Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt.

When I'm riding in a car, I don't really listen to music.

I turn the radio off and just be thinking, brainstorming. I'm one of these people that just like to brainstorm.

Night-time is when I brainstorm; last thing, when the family's asleep and I'm alone, I think about the next day's writing and plan a strategy for my assault on the blank page.

Perfect solutions of our difficulties are not to be looked for in an imperfect world.