“I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.”
Obsession is wrong, right? A too strong focus on one thing to the exclusion of many things.
“The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.”
Except that we admire the products of those whose obsession produces an outcome.
“What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.”
If the outcome of my current obsession is worthy of admiration, will you forgive me for ignoring you?