Agatha Christie, British author [Wikipedia]
We owe most of our great inventions and most of the achievements of genius to idleness — either enforced or voluntary. The human mind prefers to be spoon-fed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself — and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and may have valuable results.
Laurie Dunnavant, American hospice coordinator [LinkedIn]
We understand that you can’t transform people who don’t have internal drive and desire to create. But we also know it doesn’t work to urge people to think outside the box without giving them the tools to climb out.
Harvey Firestone, Founder, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company [Wikipedia]
Capital isn’t so important in business. Experience isn’t so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.
Timothy Ferriss, Author, The 4‑Hour Work Week [link]
It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader [Wikipedia]
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Malcolm Forbes, American publisher [Wikipedia]
Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.
Albert Einstein, German-born physicist [Wikipedia]
The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.