The creative economy… is a learning economy. One of the great marks I’ve discovered of a creative person, whether an artist or a designer, is that they are always learning.

John Howkins (1945 – ), author of “The Creative Economy”, in a recent interview on the BBC radio show, Peter Day’s World of Business

… when decorating rooms to inspire creative and innovative thinking, avoid red and go for green.

Richard Wiseman (1966- ), Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at Britain’s University of Hertfordshire, discussing recent research on creativity in his book, “59 Seconds”

To inspire creative thoughts, place plants and flowers in a room, and, if possible, ensure that windows look out on trees and grass, not concrete and steel.

Richard Wiseman (1966- ), Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at Britain’s University of Hertfordshire, discussing recent research on creativity in his book, “59 Seconds”.

… unbridled creativity seems to flourish best when it is underpinned by the steady rhythm of unvarying diurnal repetition.

Daisy Goodwin, (1961- ), British TV producer and author, in a recent review of the excellent book, Daily Rituals.