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How to Get Ideas, 2nd Edition by Larry Corby, Jack Foster

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2.Be More Líke a Chíld

A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are more bores around than when I was a boy.

Fred Allen

Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw

Insanity is hereditary—you get it from your children.

Sam Levenson

Charles Baudelaire described genius as childhood recovered at will.

He was saying that if you can revisit the wonder of childhood you can taste genius.

And he was right; it is the child in you who is creative, not the adult.

The adult in you wears a belt and suspenders and looks both ways before crossing the road.

The child in you goes barefoot and plays in the street.

The adult punches the ball to right.

The child swings for the fences.

The adult ...

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