František Vláčil on creativity

“I think, in fact, that creative work…genuine creative activity is a special prerogative of humans causing them much… good. And giving them a good feeling. Whenever I was making a film and I stopped being creative and suddenly ceased having some kind of relation to the movie what remained was only work. It was terribly hard, and mostly it showed in the movie since creativity is man’s privilege. Work is violence while creativity is joy.”

— František Vláčil