This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.

John Cleese (1939 – ), British comedian, actor, writer, producer

If you want to be more productive and creative… the science dictates that you should partition your day into project periods…

… It’s better to leave your email program off than to hear that constant ping and know that you’re ignoring messages.

Increasing creativity will happen naturally as we tame the multitasking and immerse ourselves in a single task for sustained periods of, say, 30 to 50 minutes.

From an article this month in The New York Times, by Daniel J Levitin, author of “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

… creative people are fascinated by the world around them. Leonardo Da Vinci called it ‘curiosita': an insatiably curious approach to life and unrelenting quest for continuous learning.

Neil Pavitt, writer, advertising creative and creative consultant, writing in his new book, “How to be Creative: Demystifying the Creative Process”

Interrogate a problem like a three year-old would. Every time one of your questions is answered, you ask ‘why?’ again.

Neil Pavitt, writer, advertising creative and creative consultant, writing in his new book, “How to be Creative: Demystifying the Creative Process”