The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this…

Buck1938

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… 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, their very breath is cut off…

They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating”

Pearl S. Buck

via Escape into Life

 

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5 thoughts on “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this…

  1. Lalla (Laurel H) Porter says:
  2. Marjan Zahed-Kindersley says:
  3. Holly Friesen says:

    Without the creating of something of meaning, their very breath is cut off…

  4. Forrest Loder says:
  5. Aija Sevele says:

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