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NORMAN LINDSAY - CREATIVE EFFORT: AN ESSAY IN AFFIRMATION
Norman Lindsay - Creative Effort: An Essay in Affirmation 1920 book


 
CREATIVE EFFORT: AN ESSAY IN AFFIRMATION
1920
Edition: 120 (100 for sale)
Author: Norman Lindsay
Publisher: Art in Australia, Sydney
Hardcover (de luxe)
This edition includes one original etching titled Creative Effort.

To whom does one offer the gift of a thought?
To him who already thinks it.
The mission of the thinker is not to enlighten, but to confirm. The material for enlightenment is already there, like a piled-up beacon; the new thought is but a spark that sets it alight.
Anger at the stupidity of common minds is foolish, save in youth, when it is a stimulus.
Yet all high minds wish to offer the gift of thought to mankind, and because it is rejected they become bitter.
But gold is no use to a savage. He prefers iron, which is useful to him. And here the savage is wise. One cannot blame the common mind, because it seeks common thoughts — vulgar utilities — for these things help it.
If the common man is also able to catch a little at higher thoughts, so much the better; but he has caught something in passing not addressed to him.

The message of the Creative Effort is to him whose mission is to carry on the Creative Effort.
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