"Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating."
In this lecture from 1991, John Cleese shares his personal perspective of creativity.
He outlines 5 factors that one can arrange to make one's life more creative:
1- Space: "You can't become playful, and therefore creative, if you're under your usual pressures."
2- Time: "It's not enough to create space, you have to create your space for a specific period of time."
3- Time: "Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original."
4- Confidence: "Nothing will stop you from being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake."
5- Humour: "The main evolutionary significance of humour is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode quicker than anything else."