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3 Responses to “John Cleese on the Origin of Creativity”

  1. gloppie says:

    John Cleese is a genius, an artist of comedy, hence an artist at life for the matter. Very deep stuff.

  2. mrneutr0n says:

    Do you think that when Rembrandt was painting, he stood there with a brush in his hand thinking, “Okay, I wonder what my next brushstroke is going to be. If I put it there then it may clash with that. I’m not quite sure, but maybe two more centimeters to the right, let’s measure it. It might look better over . . .” Creativity arises out of the state of thoughtless presence in which you are much more awake than when you are engrossed in thinking.

    -Eckhart Tolle

  3. ger says:

    I like Cleese, but this commentary struck me as a little frumpy and egotistical. Creativity often comes out of high energy environments and enthusiastic collaboration with peers. Turtle shell isolation sounds awfully stifling to me.