Creativity comes at a price

On the other hand, the past is a cadaver.  Experience is a limited tool only.  Also, it can make you sterile or distract you.  I really believe that one must annihilate experience.  Get free of it.  Otherwise it lures you, ties your hands, makes you a victim of false promises.  It robs you of that instinctiveness which to me is the most beautiful thing in human behavior.

(Excerpt from an interview with the almost 70 years old Michelangelo Antonioni)