I wrote a quote 002: – Edmund McMillen from the State of Play show.

“…There’s also the whole misconception of talent. Talent is a word that people who are babies use to describe themselves as having not-talent in order to get away with doing nothing and being lazy. Talent doesn’t exist, that’s actually a lie. People who are good at things are good at things because they enjoy doing them and they get better the more they work at them. There’s no such thing as somebody who’s just born with this ability to do awesome stuff. They might be born with the ability to enjoy doing something so much that they get good at it… You hear the word talent mostly used for people who are trying to find an an excuse for why they are not happy with the situation they’re in because they don’t have talent when it’s just complete bullshit. You get talents when you work on something and get good at it… You have to be taught, and you have to learn, and you have to do it a lot. And in order to really get good at it you have to enjoy it. I think that’s the key factor: Find something that you enjoy and focus on it and you will appear very very talented at it [laughs], that’s just the way it goes.”

Edmund McMillen on doing the work, from his interview for the State of Play show on youtube:

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