U.S. Intellectual History Blog

A Quote for Tuesday

On creativity: “It’s all a question of somehow metering out the right amount of generative impulse and modulating that with the right amount of critical impulse, and knowing when to say, I’m not going to touch that right now, I’ll wait until I know more.”

Walter Murch in Michael Ondaatje, The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film (New York: Knopf, 2002), 39.