"Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ. Sculpture, I told this person (although sculpture is something I know nothing about), is for people who like playing around with granite or automobile bumpers or quantities of chewed gum or whatever. Gardening is for people who like playing around with bulbs and dirt. Writing is for people who like playing around with words—like "bulbs" and, let's say, "loam.""
Kunst oder Kreativität allgemein als Spiel, als spielerische Beschäftigung - das gefällt mir.
Gefunden habe ich das Zitat in Roy Blounts Artikel How to Be a Matador With Words (No Bull) in der Rubrik Wordcraft auf der Website des Wall Street Journal.