“Don’t you find it odd, that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try.”

Ethan Hawke from The Hottest State: A Novel

Noteably: Oliver Sacks on the creativity of disorder

…while one may be horrified by the ravages of developmental disorder or disease, one may sometimes see them as creative too–for if they destroy particular paths, particular ways of doing things, they may force the nervous system into making other paths and ways, force on it an unexpected growth and evolution.

Oliver Sacks in An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales, 1995