Let’s say you want to create a masterpiece of something. What part of yourself would you most rely on? Intelligence? Values? Patience? Charlie Chaplin tells you:
The whole scene lasted seventy seconds, but it took five days of retaking to get it right. This was not the girl’s fault, but partly my own, for I had worked myself into a neurotic state of wanting perfection. City Lights took more than a year to make.
(Quoted from page 211 of The Life of the Creative Spirit, by H. Charles Romesburg. Xlibris, 2001.)
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