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I subscribe to the myth that an artists creativity comes from torment. Once thats fixed, what do you draw on?
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"I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment. Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?"

- David Byrne

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This quote by David Byrne suggests that many people think that an artist's creativity is born out of suffering and pain. He concerns this idea, asking what an artist would draw on if this misconception was disproved. He implies that imagination is not necessarily linked to suffering, which there should be other sources of inspiration for an artist. This might include nature, relationships, or even daily life. Byrne suggests that imagination is not restricted to those who have actually experienced pain, but is accessible to everybody. He motivates artists to look beyond the misconception of suffering and explore other sources of inspiration. Eventually, Byrne encourages artists to be innovative and to discover their own distinct sources of motivation.

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David Byrne This quote is written / told by David Byrne somewhere between March 14, 1952 and today. He was a famous Musician from Scotland. The author also have 32 other quotes.

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