Thursday, February 21, 2008

Rage to Create

"Rollo May, in his landmark study on creativity, The Courage To Create, gave a word to the central driving force of an artist's creativity: rage. Not inquisitiveness; not friendly upbeatness; not sociability; not cooperativeness; not outgoing personality; not charm; not professionalism. Rage. Now, he meant it not so much in a conventional sense, but as a creative fire. There is a direct connection between intense passion and creative brilliance."

from a website on video games and game design. Grassroots Gamemaster

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Kelley said...

I like that. It reminds me of the difference between anger and wrath. One is focused and expressed with intention and the other is just the feeling driving it all.

Peggy Payne said...

Interesting.Kelley. I never knew this distinction, just associated wrath with the Bible. Wrath of God, etc. Anger of God has nowhere near the same power.