There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely, but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.

Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Entrepreneur, publisher, lecturer, and the father of American literature and the greatest humorist the United States has produced.

Nothing is original.

Every piece of art or creative work has and always will have been influenced by something else. Rather than trying to be original, focus on how you can remix, transform, and improve existing ideas – build upon them, advance them.

By pulling inspiration from a variety of sources, you will not only come up with an idea that is unique, but rich in value and meaning.

Credit: Austin Kleon, Steallikeanartist.com

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