Talk:Edward de Bono
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- An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore.
- In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
- It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process is involved in changing them.
- We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place.
- You can't dig a different hole by digging the same one deeper.
- Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven.