On Creativity

"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.
To him...
a touch is a blow,
a sound is a noise,
a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is an ecstasy,
a friend is a lover,
a lover is a god,
and failure is death.
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - - - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating."
-Pearl Buck-


Sandra said...

i find in my hubby and i when we are in a creative process, he designing a plane, me something in photo-shop, we tend to go into another world and don't hear or see each other or the TV. it is like we lock on to whatever the process is and can't stop until it is done.

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I really like that!