Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Everything begins with an idea. . . .

Everything begins with an idea --everything.  And I have been thinking about an idea I had for a business for about a year.  The last few weeks the first steps have fallen in place which is what happens when I feel things are meant to happen.  I have contacted a designer who will help me with my ideas, purchased a domain name, etc.  I am excited.  Cannot divulge the details yet, but I will when there is more to describe.  Meanwhile here are some quotes about creativity which includes all you writers out there.  I think that the process is just as exciting as the result, being part of the unfolding of your idea is all part of the creative process.

This quote by Eric Hoffer is my favorite because my idea began by being unhappy about something and the desire to change it.

Creativity is discontent translated into arts." - Eric Hoffer 

"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."
— Harvey Firestone
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. 
-- Linus Pauling

I think that all bloggers have these ideas.  They read or see something and one idea leads to another about what they might want to discuss in their blogs.  Or they want to share a photo, a poem, a new book, a story, an observation.  The list goes on and on.

So here is a toast to all the creative ones out there.  Don't give up.  Make it happen.  It is magic.

What is your favorite quote about creativity?


  1. Best of luck with your idea, I hope it will be a success! Thanks for stopping by with your supportive comment about my son. We are hanging in there :)

  2. Hope your idea will be a success. Ideas are what I do not have.

  3. But you do, Jo, in your blog. Your comments about news events, cooking and your positive attitude about life is creativity. Putting words together is not easy and you do it every day.

  4. Keeping good thoughts for your good idea!

  5. Those are fantastic quotes! I can't think of any off the top of my head. I wish you all the best in your new business and can't wait to hear more about it!
    Tina @ Life is Good

  6. maybe "necessity is the mother of invention"---great post!

  7. Hi Tasha .. sounds like a good one, if you've been mulling it around for a year and are finally getting going with it. I've plans too .. so like I'm working forwards and happy to be doing so ..

    Good luck and cheers Hilary

  8. Lynn and Hilary, thanks for your comments, always.