"We can thank intuition for many of the inventions that surround us every day," said C.G. Suits, General Electric Company's chief of research. "I know that intuition has invariably set me on the right track. My hunches come to me most frequently in bed, in a plane, or while staring out of a pullman window. . . . When a problem really has me stumped I'm apt to write down all the details as far as I can go, then put it aside to cool for forty-eight hours. At the end of that time I often find it's solved itself. . . . In any case, the most interesting sensations are the elation that accompanies the hunch and the feeling of certainty it inspires that the solution which has been glimpsed is right. Learn to relax. Intuition can't operate when your conscious mind is tied up in knots. Among the best ways to relax are hobbies, provided they are not taken too seriously."
-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 1: Intuition the Beginning > # 81