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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. 

1900s · 2000s · American · Artist · b. 1957 · Cartoonist · creativity · mistakes · persistence · resilience

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