Quote by: Pearl S. Buck

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

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Author Bio

  • NamePearl S. Buck
  • DescriptionAmerican writer
  • AliasesPearl Buck; Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
  • BornJune 26, 1892
  • DiedMarch 6, 1973
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionWriter; Novelist; Autobiographer; Human Rights Activist
  • AwardsNobel Prize In Literature; National Women's Hall Of Fame