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5 Quotes to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Steve Jobs

"Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while."

Steve Jobs

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