Oblique Strategies

Nov 1, 2020

Accept advice

A line has two sides

Ask people to work against their better judgement

Discover the recipes you are using and abandon them

Do nothing for as long as possible

Don’t be afraid of things because they’re easy to do

Don’t be frightened of cliches

Don’t be frightened to display your talents

Don’t stress one thing more than another

Do something boring

Faced with a choice, do both

Give the game away

Give way to your worst impulse

Go slowly all the way round the outside

Honor thy error as a hidden intention

How would you have done it?

Is it finished?

Is there something missing?

Just carry on

Look at the order in which you do things

Make a blank valuable by putting it in an exquisite frame

Make an exhaustive list of everything you might do and do the last thing on the list

Overtly resist change

Remove ambiguities and convert to specifics

Remove specifics and convert to ambiguities

Repetition is a form of change

Short circuit (example; a man eating peas with the idea that they will improve his virility shovels them straight into his lap)

Shut the door and listen from outside

Take a break

Take away the elements in order of apparent non-importance

Tidy up

Trust in the you of now

Turn it upside down

Use an old idea

Use an unacceptable colour

What are you really thinking about just now?

What mistakes did you make last time?

What would your closest friend do?

What wouldn’t you do?

You can only make one dot at a time

You don’t have to be ashamed of using your own ideas