Because, as we all know, it’s easier to do trivial things that are urgent than it is to do important things that are not urgent, like thinking. And it’s also easier to do little things we know we can do than to start on big things that we’re not so sure about.
― John Cleese
Instinct is your highest form of intelligence.
Sarah Lewis, who wrote this magnificent meditation on creativity, the gift of failure, and the quest for mastery, in conversation with Anna Deavere Smith at the New York Public Library, part of the altogether excellent LIVE from the NYPL series of live events curated by Paul Holdengraber.
Beautiful little clip