Lipton’s Journal/December 1, 1954/1

Perhaps the artist is less sensitive than his audience. That is, he reacts with less emotion, less intensity, to experience than people who are not at all creative. His creativity (his need to synthesize) is merely the expression of less emotion, it being quite conceivable that emotion and language are antithetical. Thus the writer, seeing coldly, but able to see, touches upon matters which move him very little, and move his audience much. It is perfectly conceivable that the stupid man feels worlds of experience he can never communicate; he is actually far more sensitive than the intelligent “sensitive” man.