Thursday, October 23, 2008

Quote of The Week

This quote really is true for me. I'm always trying to learn about something else. You never know when that information will be useful.

"The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen."
-Carl Ally


Charles Gramlich said...

I agree. Absolutely true for me.

BernardL said...

This reminds me of my favorite Heinlein quote:

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

-Robert A. Heinlein

Virginia Lady said...

It's funny how many of us agree, Charles.

Very nice quote, Bernard, very much along the same lines. I like your source better. :-)