Creativity makes life valuable. Man is the sole creator; he stands out from the swarming masses of petty little folks. It doesn't matter what kind of creativity it is - whether scientific or socio-political - it's of equal value.
as quoted by Gennadiĭ Efimovich Gorelik, Antonina W. Bouis (2005). The world of Andrei Sakharov: a Russian physicist's path to freedom. Oxford University Press. p. 41. ISBN 019515620X.