Thursday, August 21, 2008

Great insight on creativity and its motives.

"This idea to create something is not my aim. To be different is a negative motive, and no creative thought or created thing grows out of a negative impulse. A negative impulse is always frustrating. And to be different means 'not like this' and 'not like that.' And the 'not like'--that's why postmodernism, with the prefix of 'post,' couldn't work. No negative impulse can work, can produce any happy creation. Only a positive one."
-- Artist Eva Zeisel, quoted in the article "The Creative Personality" in Psychology Today. Thanks Hugh MacLeod for the point.

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