Ira Glass on creative work

by CDarklock 3 replies
This is a little paraphrased, so it may not be 100% correct:

"All creative work is trying to be crap. No matter what it is, it's striving all the time to become crap, and it's your job to ruthlessly find out where it's trying to be crap and make it stop."

I heard this just now, said "OMG that's so true," and stopped writing so I could run in here and post it.
#mind warriors #creative #glass #ira #work
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  • Profile picture of the author MovingAhead
    Too many craps in that quote...

    I find it hard to associate "creative work" with "crap", being creative is having the ability to come up with original ideas. Where did you get this quote?
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    • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
      I like Ira Glass's stuff a lot. He has a book or two out as
      well, but I haven't read them.

      I understand where that POV is coming from. Funny.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by MovingAhead View Post

      Where did you get this quote?
      He did a series of little audio files about storytelling, which I was listening to on my Zune while I worked. I don't remember where I got them.
      "The Golden Town is the Golden Town no longer. They have sold their pillars for brass and their temples for money, they have made coins out of their golden doors. It is become a dark town full of trouble, there is no ease in its streets, beauty has left it and the old songs are gone." - Lord Dunsany, The Messengers
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