We all hate moral ambiguity in some sense, and yet it is also absolutely necessary. In writing a story, it is the place where I begin.

Amy Tan

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“Where Does Creativity Hide?” TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Where Does Creativity Hide?" TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from author Amy Tan's 2008 TED Talk about creativity. Here, Tan is saying that while moral ambiguity -- when a situation or person combines both "wrong" and "right" -- is something people dislike in real life, such situations provide fodder for good literature. Watch the full TED Talk here: Amy Tan - Where Does Creativity Hide?