Tuesday, August 03, 2004

creativity quotes

"The mainspring of creativity appears to be the same tendency which we discover so deeply as the curative force in psychotherapy, man's tendency to actualize himself, to become his potentialities. By this I mean the organic and human life, the urge to expand, extend, develop, mature - the tendency to express and activate all the capacities of the organism, or the self."

Carl Rogers

I'm not sure what the *$%@# this even means!

lisa

4 Comments:

Blogger Brad Whittington said...

Don't know what it means? Not surprising, considering who wrote it. He probably didn't know what he was saying! Personally, I'm not sure it's even English.

August 4, 2004 at 4:05 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

"Human beings like to express themselves and create."

There's my stab at translating. It's funny how sometimes you can read something and understand, or feel you do; but explaining it to someone else is harder, makes you wonder if you actually got the point in the first place.

August 4, 2004 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger upwords said...

Whew. I thought it was just me... Now I feel human at least. LOL

Marilynn Griffith,
who is glad you don't have to talk like that to be creative

August 8, 2004 at 3:10 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

You said it, sister! Sometimes, I read these comments by writers and it's just gobbledygook to me and I think, "I don't have the smarts if this is what it means to be a writer!"

August 8, 2004 at 7:05 PM  

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