The Book of Stars
"All begins with the three principles: Knowledge, Action and Fantasy. Knowledge is what one needs to understand what they want to create and how to create it. Action is the process of doing something to achieve an aim. Fantasy is the activity of imagining or making things that are improbable or impossible without it."
"From Knowledge springs Cleverness. From Action springs Game. From Fantasy springs Imagination. Cleverness is the ingenious or shrewd quality of having knowledge. Game is the willingness to do something new and challenging. Imagination is the forming of new ideas, images or concepts, being resourceful in the making of external objects. But these three virtues are no more important than the other five: Knowledge combines with Action to make Experience, contact with, observation of, and use of facts, truths and events. Action works with Fantasy to provide Innovation, the ability to create and fix changes in something established. And Knowledge joins with Fantasy to yield Fanon, the creation of a personal fantasy for oneself, whether in fiction, non-fiction, or one's own life."
"The absence of Knowledge, Action and Fantasy is Uniformity. Thus the absence of the principles points toward the seventh virtue, Personality. The three principles unify to form Creativity. This is the eighth virtue, but it is also the first, because within Creativity can be found all kinds of creative personalities making their own little world out of this all-encompassing Earth we live on. A star has many points. Flares of flame pour out from everywhere and go in every direction. And due to this truth, if all eight virtues are part of this circle of the three principles, then the one thing that encompasses and is the whole of this many-pointed star, ultimate Knowledge, daring Action, and creative Fantasy, is Individuality, the axiom of the virtues and the principles."
"Humankind is the same. It too splits apart into infinite personalities, with different loves, hates, and beliefs (and all virtues) all part of the whole of the individual."