CHAT: Creativity (was: Re: Phaleran homosexuality)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 26, 2001, 10:59|
En réponse à Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>:
> It is said that somebody once asked him,
> "Where do you get such original ideas?"
> Einstein said, after a pause: "I've only had a few."
Well, I think most people we call creative could say that. Except for a
Leonardo da Vinci maybe (was he gay BTW? I've heard people say yes, others say
no... :)) ), most creative people have a few ideas in life and just build
It reminds me of a quote I've read a few years ago (I just can't remember who
said it): "Stupid people have one idea per month, intelligent ones one per
year. Geniuses have one or two ideas in their life".
I completely agree with the meaning of the quote: you don't measure creativity
(even less genius) according to the quantity but the quality of the ideas. I
have more then ten conlang projects ongoing, and yet I would never pretend I'm
more creative then, say, Sally Caves, who created "only" Teonaht. Quite the
contrary in fact, when I see the quality of her work compared to mine...
Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.