Kurt Vonnegut on Creativity

Vonnegut on creativity

“Where do I get my ideas from? You might as well have asked that of Beethoven. He was goofing around in Germany like everybody else, and all of a sudden this stuff came gushing out of him. It was music.
I was goofing around like everybody else in Indiana, and all of a sudden stuff came gushing out. It was disgust with civilization.”

[From Backwards City Review via Wired].

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  • AImee says:

    God, I love VOnnegut

  • Daveed says:

    I read this several times, and every time it made me smile again. The way Vonnegut put those words together it’s just perfect. I miss him on this planet. Man do I miss him.

  • mcgelligot says:

    I have read most of Vonnegut’s books. I loved the crazyness, and the lopsidedness of his work during my twenties. Sometimes he got out of hand, but mostly he was dead on.

  • Dixon says:

    I live in Indiana, and I’ve had the same epiphany–it must be the proximity to Ohio.

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