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Nick Cave on the creative process

Worry less about what you make — that will mostly look after itself, and is to some extent beyond your control, and perhaps even none of your business — and devote yourself to nourishing this animating spirit. Bring all your enthusiasm to bear on the development of that good and essential force. This is done by a commitment to the creative act itself. Each time you tend to that ingenious spark it grows stronger, and sets afire the ordinary gifts of the imagination.

— Nick Cave

N. Cave, The Red Hand Files, Issue # 181, January 2022, https://www.theredhandfiles.com/voices-of-all-your-influences/ (accessed 27 January 2022).

By Greg

Australian composer and pianist