On Quantity

‘The chances are that, in the course of his lifetime, the major poet will write more bad poems than the minor, simply because major poets write a lot.’
— W. H. Auden
‘It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.’
— Edward de Bono
‘The real measure of success is the number of experiments that can be crowded into 24 hours.’
— Thomas Alva Edison
‘Creativity varies inversely with the number of cooks involved in the broth.’
— Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’
— Wayne Gretsky
‘The person who is capable of producing a large number of ideas per unit of time, other things being equal, has a greater chance of having significant ideas.’
— J. P. Guilford
‘If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.’
— Alfred Nobel
‘The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.’
— Linus Pauling
‘Talent is a question of quantity. Talent does not write one page: it writes three hundred.’
— Jules Renard