Creativity is the residue of time wasted.
I define creativity as the process of having original ideas that have value.
Sir Ken Robinson
People ask me, ‘Don’t you ever run out of ideas?’ In the first place, I don’t use ideas. Every time I have an idea it’s too limiting, and usually turns out to be a disappointment. But I haven’t run out of curiosity.
Control, apparently, is not the answer. People who need certainty in their lives are less likely to make art that is risky, subversive, complicated, iffy, suggestive, or spontaneous. What’s really needed is nothing more than a broad sense of what you are looking for, some strategy for how to find it, and an overriding willingness to embrace mistakes and surprises along the way. Simply put, making art is chancy- it doesn’t mix well with predictability. Uncertainty is the prerequisite to succeeding.
David Bayles and Ted Orland