ON HOW TO BE CREATIVE
In order to compose, all you need is to remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.
—Composer Robert Schumann
Cogito, Latin for “to think,” literally means “to shake together.”
When you try to formalize or socialize creative activity, the only sure result is commercial constipation… . The good ideas are all hammered out by individuals, not spewed out by groups.
|Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.||Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.|
|—Old English proverb||—Pablo Picasso|
It is the child in you who is creative, not the adult. The adult in you wears a belt and suspenders and looks both ways before crossing the road. The child in you goes barefoot and plays in the street. ...