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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

This quotation is one of those which is frequently misattributed to a few people—or subtly misquoted. I’ve never had the pleasure of reading any of his books, but the crowd‐sourced internet seems to confirm Mr. Adams as coining the phrase from his first book, The Dilbert Principle1.


  1. Adams, Scott. The Dilbert Principle. HarperCollins, 1997. 

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