The way we are living/ timorous or bold, /will have been our life.
Google reportedly sometimes puts fewer engineers on a problem than it needs, in an effort to inspire ingenuity.
I once tried to make a list of great sculptors you would allow to baby-sit. There were none… most great artists are vile. They are horrid to their spouses, cruel to their children, fickle with their friends; they’re vain, monomaniac bores. Inescapably, that seems to be in the nature of genius.