There's a German documentary movie, called Richard Deacon - In Between from 2013.

In the referenced link to the movie, you find a trailer - among others on YouTube. They all have in common that they start with a quote of Richard Deacon about "what's creative...".

In the German translation this quote reads as

Was ist kreativ? Etwas, was dir durch den Kopf schießt, als interessant erkennen.

I would like to know how the original English quote reads. Unfortunately, it is blurred by the synchronized voice in the trailer and I can't recognize it or infer it on my own.

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    Google says "What is creative? Recognizing something that comes to mind as interesting."
    – Paulie_D
    Nov 22, 2023 at 12:44
  • @Paulie_D But that's not quite what he says. I understand "what's..." instead of "what is..." and something like "pops to your mind..." but here I'm unsure because it's blurred. Can you give a reference to google? Why have you removed the second question? It's important to me. If there's a Chinese version, I would like to know how this quote is translated... Nov 22, 2023 at 16:29
  • You can ask as many questions as you like, but they have to be posted as separate questions. It's as simple is that. Please take the Tour to learn more. (The documentary seems to quote Richard Deacon, who is a British artist. Maybe the German translations are simply somewhat loose?)
    – Joachim
    Nov 24, 2023 at 19:30

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The video you posted is unavailable, but it seems the trailer contains the quote you're talking about (at timestamp 0:15):

I'm pretty sure what Deacon says is

What's creative? Recognizing something that pops into your head as being interesting.

You can read along while listening to recognize the words. The German subtitles also closely resemble this English sentence.

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    The video might be unavailable in your country, but the trailer is always the same... Thank you, I'll ask a second question about the countries where this documentary appeared... Nov 25, 2023 at 10:10

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