In any creative endeavor, there has to be a determining process – or metric – by which rationalization can be made. In these terms the creative process is an application of aesthetic ideology onto the matrix of a constantly shifting shared culture. The determination and assessment of quality is a catharsis that constitutes the aaaaargh aaaargh oh my God! No! Keep it away from me! Aaaargh!
Original is here. Thanks to Carina.
Edit: Added emphasis to hat fiasco.