Interviewer: What is creativity?

John Frusciante: Creativity is everywhere, all the time. It's the nature of who we are. As for artistic creativity, I think a lot of people put it on a pedestal and imagine it is something they can't quite grasp - but it's the most natural thing in the world. Of course, there are lots of ways that you can work against it, and that aren't helpful, like if you look at your art as something that you want to get something back from the world for. Then you're not in creativity mode anymore - you're in attention receiving mode or something like that. Having been in this business for a long time, I've noticed that typically guitar players who practice a lot and search a lot before they become famous, when they became famous, they will stop searching and just freeze. They'll say, "Okay, this is what everybody likes me for, so this is what I'll be." To me, that's when the relationship to creativity ends.