Creative Quotes

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness

E. T. Bell

The commonalities of creative thinking, and the psychology of mental drive and excitement, seem to transcend the log ical differences of subject or approach.

Stephen Jay Gould

I really don't have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.

Jimmy Carl Black

do much of my creative thinking while golfing. If people know you're..

Harper Lee

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind

Albert Einstein

It is hardest of all to give up the last slivers and shreds of objectivity, but only by doing so can faith finally free itself from all that is outworn and become as fully voluntary, creative and courageous as it isrequired to be today.

Rev Don Cupitt

To stifle creative expression is to bind and gag our very souls.

Curtis Verdun

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.

Carl Jung

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.

Henri Matisse

The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless.

Frank Goble

We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals

Stephen Covey

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.

Stephen R. Covey

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.

W. Eugene Smith

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

Ansel Adams

The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how".

Norman Vincent Peale

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.

Raymond Inmon

One of the first things a relationship therapist learns is that couples argue to burn up energy that could be used for something else. In fact, arguments often serve the purpose of using up energy, so that the couple do not have to take the courageous, creative leap into an unknown they fear. Arguing serves the function of being a zone of familiarity into which you can retreat when you are afraid of making a creative breakthrough.

Gay Hendricks

I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side

Katharine Butler Hathaway

Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force.

James Allen

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.

Charles Du Bos

The problem of life is to change worry into thinking and anxiety into creative action.

Harold B. Walker

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form.

Stephen Nachmanovitch

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.

Anna Freud

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