One line so delighted me that I had to stop the playback and transcribe it. Here it is:
“Possessing a creative mind… is something like having a border collie for a pet. It needs to work, or else it will cause you an outrageous amount of trouble. Give your mind a job to do or else it will find a job to do—and you might not like the job it invents: eating the couch, digging a hole through the living room floor, biting the mailman, etc….
I firmly believe that we all need to find something to do in our lives that stops us from eating the couch.”
The book is a good listen, in the author’s own voice.
Here, you can listen to Ms. Gilbert talk about some of the same aspects of creativity in her TED Talk: