'Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory. Nothing can come of nothing; he who has laid up no materials, can produce no combinations."
--Sir Joshua Reynolds, Discourse II
Some people argue that they're more creative when they stay within the boundary of their own mind.
Do you agree with Sir Joshua Reynolds -- that people are the most creative when they expose themselves to many outside influences or not?
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