— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
„So long as commerce specializes in business methods which take no account of human nature and social motives, so long may we expect strikes and sabotage to be the ordinary accompaniment of industry. Sabotage is essentially a protest of the human spirit against dull mechanism. And the emphasis which democracy places upon political methods tends to transform mere sporadic acts of sabotage into an organized conspiracy against society.“
— Elton Mayo Australian academic 1880 - 1949
Zdroj: Democracy and freedom. 1919, p. 56
— Robert Browning, Paracelsus
— Salman Rushdie British Indian novelist and essayist 1947
— Chuck Palahniuk American novelist, essayist 1962
Salon.com Letters http://www.salon.com/books/letters/2003/08/26/chuck/index.html. Response by Palahniuk to Laura Miller's review. (2003-08-26)
— Cædmon Ancient English poet 657 - 680
Creation. The First Day (c. 670).
„The square is not a subconscious form. It is the creation of intuitive reason. The face of the new art. The square is a living, regal infant. The first step of pure creation in art.“
— Kazimir Malevich Russian and Soviet artist of polish descent 1878 - 1935
Quote in 'From Cubism and Futurism to Suprematism: The New Realism in Painting', Kazimir Malevich, November 1916
1910 - 1920
„Young writers take that most communal object, language, and perform on it that most individual act, creation.“
— Samuel R. Delany, kniha Neveryóna
Appendix B, “Acknowledgments” (p. 447)
„If all creation rests upon a passion, it is for me also an act of love and an attempt to discover in myself an inner world.“
— Constantine Andreou painter and Sculptor 1917 - 2007
„We are a race evolving in this Creation to serve the Maker of it. We act as temporary deities during the childhood of individual peoples and planets.“
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016
Zdroj: The Visitor (2002), Ch. 44 : the visitor
Kontext: "This place is a godland, you may call me god. Small g, for I am not proud. We are a race evolving in this Creation to serve the Maker of it. We act as temporary deities during the childhood of individual peoples and planets. I was the midwife who brought forth this world, who stirred the primordial ooze, and noted the life that crawled up from the sea. Our race is not unlike yours, but I am very old, and you are still very young."
"We come and go. I came to teach your people language. I raised up oracles, whispered to soothsayers, wove bright visions for sorcerers, and spoke marvels to your alchemists. I came again to raise up prophets in the the Real One's name: Bruno, Galileo, Newton, Fermi..."
The doctor interrupted, "The Real One? Who?"
"The Being whom I worship. The Ultimate who stands apart from time. The Deity some men think they are addressing when they pray with words. The Real One doesn't even perceive words. If IT did, imagine what IT would have to listen to! The Real One sees only the pattern of what is, where it begins and where it comes to rest. The only prayer IT perceives is action. … Only actions enter the pattern the Real One sees. What is. What was done. IT perceives neither intentions nor remorse."
„The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.“
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
— Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937
The Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck (2002)
„The creation of wealth is certainly not to be despised, but in the long run the only human activities really worthwhile are the search for knowledge, and the creation of beauty. This is beyond argument, the only point of debate is which comes first.“
— Arthur C. Clarke British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host 1917 - 2008
Zdroj: Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible
„Awareness of ideal values is the first step in the conscious creation of images of the future… for a value is by definition that which guides a ‘valued’ future.“
— Fred Polak Dutch futurologist 1907 - 1985
Zdroj: The Image of the Future, 1973, p. 10 as cited in: Rowena Morrow (2006) "Hope, entrepreneurship and foresight". In: Regional frontiers of entrepreneurship research
„The book, as far as I am aware, is the first attempt to connect the natural sciences into a history of creation.“
— Robert Chambers (publisher, born 1802), kniha Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation
Zdroj: Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844), p. 388