William S. Burroughs on Creativity | Brain Pickings

7 Feb

Coming a few days after Bill’s birthday, a fellow mad Aquarius… I thought this fit well with Sir Eno’s words I posted earlier.

” The word “should” should never arise — there is no such concept as “should” with regard to art. . . .

One very important aspect of art is that it makes people aware of what they know and don’t know they know. . . . Once the breakthrough is made, there is a permanent expansion of awareness. But there is always a reaction of rage, of outrage, at the first breakthrough. . . . So the artist, then, expands awareness. And once the breakthrough is made, this becomes part of the general awareness.”


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