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May 28, 2012
Twain on Creativity
Apropos of the ongoing discussion of what it takes to create, today's Quotation of the Day blog entry is worth quoting:
"It takes a thousand men to invent a telegraph, or a steam engine, or a phonograph, or a photograph, or a telephone or any other important thing--and the last man gets the credit and we forget the others. He added his little mite--that is all he did. These object lessons should teach us that ninety-nine parts of all things that proceed from the intellect are plagiarisms, pure and simple; and the lesson ought to make us modest. But nothing can do that."
- Mark Twain, from a letter to Helen Keller.
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