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Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
Musical comedies aren't written, they are re-written.
I see the playwright as a lay preacher peddling the ideas of his time in popular form.
The art of creation is older than the art of killing.
Human Salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
In the creative state a man is taken out of himself. He lets down as it were a bucket into his subconscious, and draws up something which is normally beyond his reach. He mixes this thing with his normal experiences and out of the mixture he makes a work of art.
I do not seek. I find.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
The life of the creative man is led, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that others are behind the time.
Doodling is the brooding of the hand.
I am a choreographer. A choreographer is a poet. I do not create. God creates. I assemble, and I will steal from everywhere to do it.
Workaholics are energized rather than enervated by their work - their energy paradoxically expands as it is expended.
You lose it if you talk about it.
In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; A grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.
I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity.
The End of every maker is himself.
Now I really make the little idea from clay, and I hold it in my hand. I can turn it, look at it from underneath, see it from one view, hold it against the sky, imagine it any size I like, and really be in control, almost like God creating something.
No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive.
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it. What another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself- and thus make yourself indispensable.
It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare; My business is to create.


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