Quote of the Day: “…the place where creativity and skill rub up against each other”

Twyla Tharp“There’s a paradox in the notion that creativity should be a habit. We think of creativity as a way of keeping everything fresh and new, while habit implies routine and repetition. That paradox intrigues me because it occupies the place where creativity and skill rub up against each other.

“It takes skill to bring something you’ve imagined into the world: to use words to create believable lives, to select the colors and textures of paint to represent a haystack at sunset, to combine ingredients to make a flavorful dish. No one is born with that skill.”

–Twyla Tharp (in The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life)

Image credit: twylatharp.org.

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