Quote of the Day – Denis Diderot on Creative Genius


I think we all have some creativity; whether it’s the gift of gab or bullshit, painting or photography, or just figuring out creative ways to stretch a buck. I think all of those things apply naturally. I am an observer and a participator, which is why this quote stuck to me. 🙂

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common. – Denis Diderot

Explosion (Movie Park Germany)
Used under creative commons, Thanks gnislew!

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