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Gretchen Rubin

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What Makes You Creative? What You’ve Seen and Remember–or Something Else?

July 2nd, 2016

Episode 302 of 397 episodes

‘Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory. Nothing can come of nothing; he who has laid up no materials, can produce no combinations.” –Sir Joshua Reynolds, Discourse II Some people argue that they’re more creative when they stay within the boundary of their own mind. Do you agree with Sir Joshua Reynolds — that people are the most creative when they expose themselves to many outside influences or not? The post What Makes You Creative? What You’ve Seen and Remember–or Something Else? appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

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