Loss aversion grips many organisations. Far too often, new ideas are turned down because they will probably fail, without seriously asking whether the small chance of meaningful success might outweigh an inexpensive failure – even if that failure is highly likely.

Tim Harford, “The Undercover Economist”, in The Financial Times, January 2013

Get Enough Sleep! Sleep is the best (and easiest) creative aphrodisiac.

Debbie Millman, American artist, writer, educator, designer in a recent handwritten page of advice on overcoming a creative block.

The best way to ensure you’ll never fail, be ridiculed and mess up is to stay safely at home, in bed, under the covers, all the time.

Alain de Botton (1969 – ), British writer, philosopher, documentary-maker, in a recent Tweet