"Art instead of being made by one person is a process set in motion by a group of people." -- John Cage
"It's easy to forget that the innovations we use are comprised of a series of smaller innovations. However, making new things requires taking apart other things and learning from the pieces. Sometimes inventors even work the other way, developing breakthroughs by deliberately experimenting with existing innovations." -- Scott Berkun, The Myths of Innovation, p. 78*
*If you are interested in creativity, innovation, and ideas, I highly recommend reading Berkun's books and his blog.