eavesdroppings: muse-nourishing s**t i hear musicians
(and other creative artists) say
My need for control is interlinked very much with my creative process. I cannot stand people to come over my head and say ‘No, you can’t do this, no you can’t do that, I think it would be better if you did this.’ And not to say that an artist is a special person, but an artist is a person who has a vision for something that is a very personal vision. And to have outsiders come in and criticize it before it’s finished and say ‘I think it would be better if it was green / I think it would be better if it was blue / I think it would be better if it was taller’—that’s counter to what you do.
—filmmaker George Lucas, to Oprah Winfrey in Oprah’s Next Chapter interview, January 2012