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The Truly Creative Mind

3 Oct

BuckThe 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.



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Neil Armstrong (b. August 5th): “Science hasn’t yet mastered prophecy.”

5 Aug


“Science hasn’t yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next ten.”

~ Neil Armstrong, b. 5 august 1930


Wes Craven (b. August 2nd): “The first monster… is yourself.”

2 Aug


“The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.”

~ Wes Craven, b. 2 August 1939


Geddy Lee (b. July 29): “I’m a big believer of daylight…”

29 Jul


“I’m a big believer of daylight in the studio.”

~Geddy Lee, b. 29 July 1953


Marcel Duchamp (b. July 28): “I am forced to contradict myself…”

28 Jul


“I am forced to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own tastes.”

~ Marcel Duchamp, b. 28 July 1887

“The life of a writer is absolute hell” ~ Roald Dahl

15 Jul

The life of a writer is absolute hell compared to the life of a businessman. The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn’t go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him.… A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.


Arianna Huffington (b. July 15): “Most people no longer believe in an afterlife.”

15 Jul


“Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an afterlife.” 

~ Arianna Huffington, b. 15 July 1950

Robert Heinlein (b. July 7th): “Women and cats do as they please.”

7 Jul


“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

~ Robert Heinlein, b. 7 July 1907

Dalai Lama (b. July 6th): “I don’t judge the universe.”

6 Jul


“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” 

~ Dalai Lama, b. 6 July 1935

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