Sunday, March 13, 2011

Why are you creative? Is art and creative expression important?

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein

When asked by writer Vaske, what is more important, creativity or science?
Stephen Hawking answered " The question doesn't make sense. You have to be creative to do science. Otherwise you're just repeating tired old formulas. You aren't doing anything new".

When asked by writer Vaske, Can creativity help in solving the problems of the World? Especially the Third World? His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama answered "I think that creativity by itself is something neutral" creativity can be destructive; it can be constructive. So, generally , without creativity, there is no further progress. For this progress, of course creativity is very essential".

When asked by writer Vaske, Gunter Grass (writer) said "art is uncompromising, and life is full of compromise.

When asked by writer Vaske, Mr. President, do you think we need creative thinking to solve the problems of the Third World? Nelson Mandela answered "creative thinking is absolutely necessary. We don't want sterile views, and cliches, which are not related to the specific situation we are addressing. If we want to be relevant, then we have to be creative".

Quotes from the book Why are you creative? by Hermann Vaske


  1. What a fabulous post! Life IS creative so I'm always a bit stunned when someone says they are not creative.

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  2. It is always frustrating to me when schools do not have art or music. Do they think everyone will grow up to be rocket scientists? What about car designers or architects or fashion designers or for that matter, rocket scientists who what to have an innovative rocket scientist program! Art and music are as much a part of a well rounded education as math, science and reading. It is the first way children communicate. Before we had words, mankind had art!