Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Humility Is Rare

Every creative task needs humility behind it, for humility is plainness and on plainness the colors and shape of the work are clear to see and mould. If a new world were to come, it would need vitally this quiet basis to form itself on, that could stay the same whilst things were changing. Humility is the willingness to be used in any way that’s necessary, however out of character it may seem; for in humility, individuality has been exchanged for the task it is involved in. Quietness in this case is an unquestioning acceptance of whatever has to be done. Humility is rare, because to have it you have to want nothing. If you do have it, you get everything.

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