Creative Quotes

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

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

Harper Lee

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

"Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from oneís mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down."

Clarissa Pinkola EstÈs

What meditation does slowly, slowly, a good shout of the master, unexpectedly, in the situation where the disciple was asking some question, and the master jumps and shouts, or hits him, or throws him out of the door, or jumps over him.... These methods were never known. It was purely the very creative genius of Ma Tzu, and he made many people enlightened. Sometimes it looks so hilarious: he threw a man from the window, from a two-storey house, and the man had come to ask on what to meditate. And Ma Tzu not only threw him, he jumped after him, fell on him, sat on his chest, and he said, "Got it?!" And the poor fellow said, "Yes" - because if you say "No," he may beat you or do something else! It is enough - his body is fractured, and Ma Tzu, sitting on his chest, says, "Got it?!" And in fact he got it, because it was so sudden, out of the blue - he could never have conceived it.


Related Quotes

Quote of the Day

Social Media
Our Partners