Interview: David Galenson

Pondering the nature of artistic genius, a social scientist finds that creativity has a bottom line

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As a potential Old Master, do you expect that the next thing you do will be even better?

I don't know. The people who do better and better work are people who are never satisfied. Cezanne would say, "I think I've accomplished something," but then he would immediately add: "But it's not enough."


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