Artists have a vested interest in our believing in the flash of revelation, the so-called inspiration… shining down from heavens as a ray of grace. In reality, the imagination of the good artist or thinker produces continuously good, mediocre or bad things, but his judgment, trained and sharpened to a fine point, rejects, selects, connects… All great artists and thinkers are great workers, indefatigable not only in inventing, but also in rejecting, sifting, transforming, ordering.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits
- Brain Pickings: How Creativity Works
- New York Times: Michiko Kakutani, How to Cultivate Eureka Moments
Wall Street Journal: Jonah Lehrer, How to Be Creative
- TIME: Andrea Sachs, How We All Can Be Creative Types
- Wall Street Journal: Christopher Chabris, Why the Grass Seems Greener (review of Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow)