Productive originality, the generation of something resulting from your inspiration.

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • conventionality
  • unoriginality

Virtues possibly in tension


How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” ―Albert Einstein
  • “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” ―Ayn Rand
  • “As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” ―Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” ―Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince