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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 around them. 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... Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.


Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>