Robert Grudin

A Quote by Robert Grudin on excellence, love, beauty, mind, and expertise

Excellence of mind itself, rightly conceived, is expertise in beauty; creativity is wise love.

Robert Grudin

Source: The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation, Pages: 61

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on teaching, love, and teachers

The fundamental motive of true teaching is the love that seeks and studies and performs.

Robert Grudin

Source: The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation, Pages: 147

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on teachers, love, learning, and teaching

True teachers not only impart knowledge and method but awaken the love of learning by their own reflected love.

Robert Grudin

Source: The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation, Pages: 147

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on freedom and creativity

We commonly think of freedom as the ability to define alternatives and choose between them. The creative mind exceeds this liberty in being able to redefine itself and reality at large, generating whole new sets of alternatives.

Robert Grudin

Source: The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on freedom, creativity, and character

Because it is a radical act of freedom, creative achievement is a heroic process that requires, in all its permutations, specific strengths of character.

Robert Grudin

Source: The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on transformation, self, imagination, change, and contradiction

Such self-transformation is the most difficult and dangerous challenge to the imagination, and it is the most rewarding. Meeting it is only possible for the person whose mind is open to contradictions and well-practiced in free conjecture.

Robert Grudin

Source: The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation, Pages: 55

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on imagination, elegance, grace, beauty, pleasure, love, and work

What liberates the imagination is the sense that work in its theory and practice holds aesthetic possibilities, that jobs can be elegantly conceived and gracefully done. This sense of beauty unlocks feelings of pleasure and love and breaks down the barrier between worker and work and commit to work not merely the "thinking" consciousness but the full resources of mind.

Robert Grudin

Source: The Grace of Great Things: Creativity and Innovation, Pages: 55

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on beauty, creativity, imagination, ideas, and greatness

The recalling of beautiful things, whether they are your own experiences or the acheivements of others, is a creative act. Simple ideas can be restated by rote; but profound ideas must be recreated by will and imagination.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 182

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on happiness, freedom, life, living, work, love, play, rest, and connection

The happy individual is able to renew daily and with full consciousness all the basic expressions of human identity: work, love, communication, play, and rest.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 161

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on work, meaning, and money

Those who labor for bread or money alone are condemned to their reward.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 162

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