Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Anton Chekov (1860 – 1904), Russian doctor, playwright and author

The only way to remain creative is to understand the new and listen to the young.

Sir Peter Hall (1930 – ), 82, who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company as a permanent ensemble in 1960. Quoted this week in The (London) Times.

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893), Russian composer

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby (1937 – ), American comedian, actor, author, producer and more

If you can keep finding new challenges, then you can think like a young person even when you’re old and gray. That idea gives me hope.

Dean Simonton, a psychologist at UC-Davis, quoted in the book, “Imagine: How Creativity Works”, by Jonah Lehrer