If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955), theoretical physicist, Nobel Prize-winner, egghead icon

Academics who have studied the work of 200 of the world’s most famous artists have calculated that they created their best art at a little before two-thirds through their lifespan.

This comes from a report on the academic study in question, published this month in The (London) Sunday Times

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and co-founder of Cubism