“…human problem solving, from the most blundering
to the most insightful, involves nothing more than
varying mixtures of trial and error and selectivity.”
Simon, Herbert A. 1962. “The Architecture of Complexity.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 106:467-482.

“In my mind was the idea of a pure bit of research one in which the creativity would be entirely at the level of the research, of formal inventiveness, and not at the level of content per se …”
- from “Translating Translating Apollinaire

“…you can’t sustain inspiration, you can only court it, and here’s the thing: it happens WHILE you work. It’s not something to wait around for. You have to sweep the temple steps a lot in hopes that the god appears.”

Thalamic Dopamine D2 Receptor Densities Are Negatively Related to Psychometric Creativity in Healthy Individuals

de Manzano, Örjan, Simon Cervenka, Anke Karabanov, Lars Farde, and Fredrik Ullén. 2010. PLoS ONE 5:e10670.