“The pressure disappeared with the first word he put on paper. He thought–while his hand moved rapidly–what a power there was in words; later, for those who heard them, but first for the one who found them; a healing power, a solution, like the breaking of a barrier. He thought, perhaps the basic secret the scientists have not discovered, the first fount of life, is that which happens when a thought takes shape in words.”

Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead (New York: Signet, 1996)

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.