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Monday, July 31, 2006

Another quote:

"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 S. Buck, novelist, Nobel laureate
(1892-1973)

Well, by this definition, I may not possess a truly creative mind - at least not to the painful extent being described here - but I have never been able to shake the compulsion to create. In all aspects of my life. It is nearly as imperative as breathing...

4 comments:

Gina said...

I do understand the sensitivity, although not to the extreme, but it makes it's point. I do really enjoy the end, and feel a kindred nature with your need to create. And what a wonderous creator you are tlc.

andrea said...

You are a source of great quotes, aren't you? This is being added to my collection...

tlc illustration said...

Gina - you are very sweet to me - you very prolific creator yourself!

Gina said...

Aw, thank you kindly!