Creativity is Vital

Really struck by this little talk from Ethan Hawke on creativity and being willing to be the fool. He’s done a lot of fine work in film, but my favorite has to be his thoroughly modernized Hamlet, a thing full of daring and flaws, but when it hits the right notes, really does nail it.

Here he mentions Allen Ginsberg going on Firing Line with William F. Buckley and singing a Krishna song, which exasperated all his friends who told him the entire nation was laughing at him and thinks he’s an idiot. To which Ginsberg responds: “That’s my job.”