Keep on the lookout for novel and interesting ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea needs to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you are working on.

Thomas Edison (1847-1931), American inventor and businessman.

… you might think that political correctness dampens creativity in groups. But a new study … suggests just the opposite: Particularly in coed groups, asking people to be politically correct … leads to more creative, novel ideas.

Olga Khazan, staff writer on The Atlantic, in a new article on theatlantic.com this week on “How Sexism Stifles Creativity”

All behaviour consists of opposites. Learn to see things backward, inside out and upside down.

Lao Tzu, (570-490 BC), Chinese thinker, founder of Taoism