Invention depends on two processes. The first generates a collection of alternatives, the other chooses, recognizing what is desirable and appears important among that produced by the first. What one calls „genius“ is much less the contribution of the first, the one that collects the alternatives, than the facility of the second in recognizing the value of what has been presented, and seizing upon it.
Paul Valery (in Sketching User Experiences by Bill Buxton)
Zu dem Zitat passt auch mein Artikel über Kreativität.