Shakespeare on being your own neologist

My father gave me a book for Christmas titled Where Good Ideas Come From — The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson.  The book opens with a nice quote from Shakespeare that I think some of you patent poets might like:

. . . an imagination bodies forth

The forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen

Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing

A local habitation and a name.

— Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, V.i. 14-17

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