Motives for creative expression

There are four great motives for writing (or for any other creative behavior):

  1. Sheer egoism
  2. Aesthetic enthusiasm
  3. Historical impulse (to record)
  4. Political Purpose in its broadest sense, a desire to push the world in a certain direction, to alter people’s ideas of the kind of society they should strive for.

George Orwell, The Decline of the English Murder and Other Essays


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Up ↑