Jonah Lehrer on creativity

Artists have a vested interest in our believing in the flash of revelation, the so-called inspiration… shining down from heavens as a ray of grace. In reality, the imagination of the good artist or thinker produces continuously good, mediocre or bad things, but his judgment, trained and sharpened to a fine point, rejects, selects, connects… All great artists and thinkers are great workers, indefatigable not only in inventing, but also in rejecting, sifting, transforming, ordering.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

Flash Rosenberg, Guggenheim Fellow, New York Public Library artist-in-residence, and live-illustrator extraordinaire, offers a teaser for Jonah Lehrer’s book, Imagine: How Creativity Works.

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