Saturday, October 04, 2008

"Creativity requires self assurance and the ability to take risks. Creativity involves not only a passionate interest but self-confidence too. A person needs a healthy self-respect to pursue novel ideas, and to make mistakes, despite criticism from others. Self-doubt there may be, but it cannot always win the day. Breaking accepted rules, or even stretching them, takes confidence. Continuing to do so, in the face of scepticism and scorn, takes even more"
- The Creative Mind by Margret Boden