“The point is that, it’s not enough to just daydream. Letting your mind drift off is the easy part. The hard part is maintaining enough awareness so that even when you start to daydream you can interrupt yourself and notice a creative thought.”-quoted from Imagine, How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer.
“That sketch (his mother’s face) taught me something interesting about the mind. We are always looking, but we never really see.When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive. And it’s that act of attention that allows you to really grasp something, to become fully conscious of it. That’s what I learned from my mother’s face, that drawing is really a kind of thinking.”-quoted in Imagine by Jonah Lehrer