John Cleese on creativity… or procrastination?by Henry Copeland
Friday, April 13th, 2012
John Cleese argues that taking your time and tolerating the anxiety of not having a solution are crucial to exceptional creativity.
I was always intrigued that one of my Monty Python colleagues, who seemed to be more talented than I was, never produced scripts as original as mine. And I watched for some time and then I began to see why. If he was faced with a problem and fairly soon saw a solution, he was inclined to take it. Even though I think he knew the solution was not very original. (more…)