Creativity

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Great creative gifts do not mean fulness and giving out of abundance. On the contrary the expression is that of one who seeks help and strives to emancipate himself.

Paul Verlaine
The beauty of the creative gesture is wild, unwilling and painful.

Paul Verlaine
All too often, people believe that creativity automatically leads to innovation. It doesn't.

'Ideas are Useless Unless Used,' Inc. (1981)
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something...That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.

Interview, 'The Next Insanely Great Thing,' Wired Magazine (February 1996)
Creation which cannot express itself becomes madness.
In chaos, there is fertility.
I believe the most important thing for humankind is its own creativity. I further believe that, in order to be able to exercise this creativity, people need to be free.
Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.

Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within
And the danger is that in this move toward new horizons and far directions, that I may lose what I have now, and not find anything except loneliness.

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists, as the mother can love the unborn child
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