Ed Catmull Quotes

Why should I know Ed Catmull?

Apart from being a computer scientist at Walt Disney Studios and Pixar, Edwin Earl "Ed" Catmull is also the author of a book called Creativity Inc.

Born March 31, 1945

Books by Ed Catmull


Best 14 Quotes by Ed Catmull

"Creativity, Inc." Quotes

“Always take a chance on better, even if it seems threatening.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“Craft is what we are expected to know; art is the unexpected use of our craft.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“Don’t wait for things to be perfect before you share them with others. Show early and show often. It’ll be pretty when we get there, but it won’t be pretty along the way.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“Failure isn’t a necessary evil. In fact, it isn’t evil at all. It is a necessary consequence of doing something new.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“Fear can be created quickly; trust can’t.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than getting the right idea.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“If you aren’t experiencing failure, then you are making a far worse mistake: You are being driven by the desire to avoid it.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“Of you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they will screw it up. If you give a mediocre idea to a brilliant team, they will either fix it or throw it away and come up with something better.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“Quality is the best business plan.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“The future is not a destination - it is a direction.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“We must remember that failure gives us chances to grow, and we ignore those chances at our own peril.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“You are not your idea, and if you identify too closely with your ideas, you will take offense when they are challenged.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“You don’t have to ask permission to take responsibility.”

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Creativity, Inc.

“You’ll never stumble upon the unexpected if you stick only to the familiar.”

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Creativity, Inc.