Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Notebook Find: Leon Trotsky on Creativity

While reviewing pages of my notebook, I came across notes I had made regarding the subject of creativity. One particular scribble is of a quote by Marxist revolutionary and writer Leon Trotsky: 

"Artists and writers are all familiar with the semi-trance state, half-sleeping, half-conscious, where the mind is not quite under control and memories and fantasies can reach consciousness. It is a warm comfortable place, free from self-censorship and good behaviour. It is a door to the unconscious mind and fertile ground for artistic production."

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