Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Creativity is all Nonsense

Something attributed to John Lennon which so exemplifies the non-rationality of creativity:

"We've learned over the years that if we wanted we could write anything that just felt good or sounded good and it didn't necessarily have to have any particular meaning to us. As odd as it seemed to us, reviewers would take it upon themselves to interject their own meanings on our lyrics. Sometimes we sit and read other people's interpretations of our lyrics and think, 'Hey, that's pretty good.' If we liked it, we would keep our mouths shut and just accept the credit as if it was what we meant all along."

3 comments:

Anvita Thapliyal said...

hey! you r back! good...

Monica said...

Yup - and there's a blog I've been thinking you'll just love: Color Orange (the last one of my links).

harneet said...

nice to see you back, monica..

this post curiously reminds me how the concept sheet was always the last thing we made for our submissions at college...
creative juice is just a glorious name for good old fashioned sweat...