John Cleese on Creativity

“Solemnity, on the other hand… I don’t know what it’s for. I mean, what is the point of it?” – John Cleese

There is a great talk by John Cleese on YouTube where he discusses creativity. Check it out:


He suggests the main things we need for creativity are:

  1. Space
  2. Time
  3. Time
  4. Confidence
  5. Humour

There is also a transcript of the talk available at:


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