Writing in Color’s Creative Quote Challenge

Writing - ledes - quoteOn Saturday, I wrote about productivity and creativity, and about how they can work together. Sometimes it’s a good idea to take a creativity break. New research says it can even make you more productive! Have you tried it this week?

I also presented a challenge. It was a list of 15 inspirational quotes and a list of the people who said them in incorrect order. The challenge was to put them in order. Did you try it? How did you do? I’d like to hear. Below are the answers. As promised I also put the challenge part into a PDF file that you can print out. It also includes an answer key. Have fun, stay productive and creative.

Here is a link to the original post.
The Quotes and the Quotable
  1. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde
  3. “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams
  4. “If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or, “I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . .” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.” Ray Bradbury
  5. “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs is making a chore for the reader who reads.” Dr. Seuss
  6. I’m a writer and, therefore, automatically a suspicious character. Alfred Hitchcock
  7. Don’t let schooling interfere with your education. Mark Twain
  8. This is the sixth book I’ve written, which isn’t bad for a guy who’s only read two. George Burns
  9. “I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” Steven Wright
  10. “Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” Isaac Asimov
  11. Don’t be an “aspiring” writer. Be one today. Be a better one tomorrow. If you don’t say it, no one else will. Peter D. Mallett (Me)
  12. “I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.” Stephen Spielberg
  13. “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison
  14. “Humor is not the opposite of seriousness it is the opposite of despair.” Conrad Hayes
  15. “Fear is a poor chisel with which to carve out tomorrow.” Andy Andrews

Click the link and download the PDF of the Challenge. Writing in Color challenge answers

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3 comments on “Writing in Color’s Creative Quote Challenge
  1. Dan Brusca says:

    Lovely post. And so so true.
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  2. Deanne says:

    Oh, I like all these, even though I was waaay off in guessing who said what! It’s good to have inspiration – makes the tough days better and the good days brighter.
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    • Thanks Deanne, Did you get the one from Dr. Seuss? I had to put a couple in that were just funny, after all, humor is not the opposite of seriousness it is the opposite of despair. 🙂 I keep a list of ones that make me laugh and ones that inspire me. Feel free to print out the quiz or pass it along online.

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