Are you a creative person? Or are you looking for a creative quote to inspire and encourage another person to take more risks and play more with their creative side?
I used to think that I wasn't a creative person. Creativity to me back then had a rather limited meaning. I thought only painters, writers, poets and those in creative work can be considered as creative people.
Then I began to see that creativity can spill over to many fields and disciplines. It's not restricted to certain careers or occupations.
It's about creative efforts. It's about the process of creating and creation.
May you pick up a few creativity quotes to uplift yourself or to spur others on to greater creative heights!
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
-- Frank Capra
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
-- Pablo Picasso
Another word for creativity is courage.
-- George Prince
Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful: yourself.
-- Alan Alda
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
-- Rita Mae Brown
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
-- Edward de Bono
Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
-- Cecil B. DeMille
Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
-- Arthur Koestler
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
-- Mary Lou Cook
Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
-- Charles Mingus
Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist.
-- Thomas Disch
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
-- William Plomer
Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness.
-- Julia Cameron
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
-- Erich Fromm
Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
-- Mae Jemison
Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.
-- Ray Bradbury
Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
-- Bo Bennett
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
-- George Bernard Shaw
I never feel age ... If you have creative work, you don't have age or time.
-- Louise Nevelson
It is better to create than to be learned, creating is the true essence of life.
-- Barthold Georg Niebuhr
It's hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It's about experimenting and discovering.
-- Gordon Mackenzie
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
-- Charles Mingus
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
-- A. A. Milne
Sometimes creativity just means the daily work of helping others to see a problem in a different way.
-- Joseph Badaracco
Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
-- Tina Turner
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
-- George J. Seidel
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
-- Carl Jung
The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn't need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas.
-- Abe Tannenbaum
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
-- Dee Hock
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
-- Albert Einstein
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
-- Henry David Thoreau
There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
-- Warren G. Bennis
There's room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there is isn't.
-- Tori Amos
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
-- Joseph Chilton Pearce
Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
-- R. I. Fitzhenry
When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
-- Buckminster Fuller
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on Earth. So what the hell, leap!
-- Peter McWilliams
When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.-- Madeleine L'Engle
You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.
-- Albert Einstein
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
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