John Cleese’s thoughts about creativity

I think we all know John Cleese as British humorist who entertained millions of us with his unique brand of comedy, but it’s a real treat to see him getting serious about creativity.

I already posted a few of his talks (videos) http://ux4dotcom.blogspot.de/search/label/John%20Cleese and it more than worth taking the time to listen to John Cleese’s thoughts about creativity - today I'd like to share a few quotes:


John Cleese’s philosophy of creativity:


Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating.” 
John Cleese

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play 
John Cleese

We don't know where we get our ideas from.
What we do know is that we do not get them from our laptops.” 
John Cleese

Nothing will stop you being creative more effectively as the fear of making a mistake.” 
John Cleese



This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.” 
John Cleese



Be careful reading this quote.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before reading this quote. It might just inspire you to do things you dreamed of doing, and a side effect might be it might help you succeed and might even make you happier.





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