Creative Eccentricities


They say that genius and eccentricity go together. Perhaps that’s why these creative geniuses required

  • Rudyard Kipling would only write when he had black ink in his pen.
  • Ludwig von Beethoven poured ice water over his head when he sat down to compose music, believing it stimulated his brain.
  • Charles Dickens wrote (and slept) facing north, aligning himself with the poles of the earth.
  • Gioachino Rossini covered himself with blankets when he composed.
  • Valentin Proust worked in bed and only in a soundproof room.


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