How do I know what I think until I see what I say?

EM Forster (1879 to 1970), writer

Every idea was O.K. Steve Ross had a wonderful philosophy: that people got fired for not making mistakes.

How Steven Ross, Chairman of Warner Communications, encouraged wild ideas during MTV’s early years. Quoted in The New Yorker.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one that is most adaptable to change.

Charles Darwin, naturalist

I found if I go to bed with a question on my mind, all I have to do is concentrate on the question before I go to sleep and I virtually always have the answer in the morning.

Chris Langan, the American autodidact sometimes called the world’s smartest man

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.

Shunryu Suzuki, Zen master