How to have good ideas:

“I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones.”

– Linus Pauling, Chemist (1901- 1994)

Linus Pauling

He also said, “I try to identify myself with the atoms… I ask what I would do if I were a carbon atom or a sodium atom.” So that’s another route to take.

Here is a somewhat less goofy picture of him:

Linus-Pauling2First image from Wikipedia, second from biography.com.

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