Tuesday, October 11, 2011

thoughts on creativity by steve jobs

i was emailed this fabulous quote by steve jobs
 and i just had to share.

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.
“Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have."

*sigh*  steve jobs is gone...

let's hope that hiding in the wings is another fabulous mind
waiting to share their thoughts and ideas with us.

(always, cori)


  1. Great post Cori. Thought Provoking. Am loving your artwork, as always.
    Kyles -D

  2. True quote - i remember reading once that creativity / genius is often about people who just try things more often and thus seem to get stuff right more often. I suppose its explore, experience and just do - that's what I take from this .....

  3. Lovely post Cori, great quote and sadly missed. xx

  4. that's true! your work is always so lovely. <3

  5. So true, Miss Cori! Thank you for posting that quote. It means a lot. Miss you!

  6. I agree that creative people think more about the whys and the wherefors of life. 'Making new connections' is creating in a nutshell, wise words. :)
    Jess xx