#creativity

The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.

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The imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man.

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I am always trying to convey something that can’t be conveyed, to explain something which is inexplicable, to tell

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There are two classes of poets — the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.

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Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself; if all it does is maintain itself, then living is

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The darkening of the world makes the irrationality of art rational: radically darkened art.

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Regressive listeners behave like children. Again and again and with stubborn malice, they demand the one dish they have

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Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of herself. She is not to be judged by any external standard

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Individuality, conceived as a temporal development involves uncertainty, indeterminacy, or contingency. Individuality is

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Possibility is not a luxury; it is as crucial as bread.

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The truth of art lies in its power to break the monopoly of established reality… to define what is real.

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A man of intellect is like an artist who gives a concert without any help from anyone else, playing on a single instrument —

_Arthur Schopenhauer, Counsels and Maxims_