Monday, April 10, 2006

A Quote on the Creative Being

For 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- to create- to create- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of beauty and meaning his very breath is cut off from him. He must create. He must pour out creation. By some strange unknown pressing inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.
~Pearl S. Buck

1 comment:

amy.leblanc said...

i just read "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck. it's one of the best and most beautifully written books i've ever read. i highly recommend it.

(i got here via Vera)

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