How Creativity Works

August 6, 2012

In the wake of Jonah Lehrer’s firing by the New Yorker for fabricating Dylan quotes in his book Imagine: How Creativity Works, which has now been pulled by its publisher, L.A. Weekly‘s Brian McManus gives us a dead-on, hilarious list of ten more.  Sample greatness:

8. “So many people are, like, ‘Bob, how does it feel to be on your own? To be without a home? Like a complete unknown? With no direction home?’ And I’m, like, DUH, I don’t know. THAT’S WHY I ASKED!

After reading this, I naturally checked to see who had gobbled up FAKEBOBOBDYLANQUOTES.COM.  Surprise, no one had.  So I did.

Please send all quotes to me here, and after I’ve verified that they’re phony, I’ll begin posting them at the new site.  Because, after all, that’s how creativity works.

Or as Dylan once said,

“You know, to tell you the truth, I just started mumbling like that in concert one night because the Novocaine hadn’t worn off from a root canal in the afternoon and I didn’t want to disappoint all those people in Schenectady, but when they didn’t seem to know the difference, I figured what the hell and have kept it up ever since. Amazing how much energy it conserves.  It’s my style now.  Anything can be a style.  Remember that I Love Lucy episode in Paris when they wore potato sacks?  I watched that with Woody when we…”

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