Steve Jobs often quotes Henry Ford: ‘If I’d asked them what they wanted, they’d have told me, “A faster horse”‘.
Leonard da Vinci spent almost half his life asleep. Like Einstein, he took short naps during the day, in his case 15 minutes every four hours.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
A horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.
To encourage [the] creative process… it may help if you go jogging, take a walk, do some knitting or just sit around doodling, because relatively undemanding tasks seem to free your mind to wander productively.