Brain Pickings Icon
Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “creativity”

Brian Eno on Art, Confidence, and How Attention Creates Value
Brian Eno on Art, Confidence, and How Attention Creates Value

“Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences.”

read article

Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits
Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits

Hemingway wrote standing, Nabokov on index cards, Twain while puffing cigars, and Sitwell in an open coffin.

read article

The Art of Observation and Why Genius Lies in the Selection of What Is Worth Observing
The Art of Observation and Why Genius Lies in the Selection of What Is Worth Observing

How to master the crucial difference between the empirical and the intuitive.

read article

The Designer Says: The Collected Quips and Wisdom of Famous Graphic Designers
The Designer Says: The Collected Quips and Wisdom of Famous Graphic Designers

“Everything hangs on something else.”

read article

Malcolm Cowley on the Four Stages of Writing: Lessons from the First Five Years of The Paris Review
Malcolm Cowley on the Four Stages of Writing: Lessons from the First Five Years of The Paris Review

“The germ of a story is a new and simple element introduced into an existing situation or mood.”

read article

Joy Williams’s Daily Writing Routine
Joy Williams’s Daily Writing Routine

“…all messages which will fuel the morrow’s pages coming to me in friendly and artful dreams…”

read article

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I get a small percentage of its price. That helps support Brain Pickings by offsetting a fraction of what it takes to maintain the site, and is very much appreciated