Creativity Quotes

Censorship in any form is the enemy of creativity, since it cuts off the life blood of creativity: ideas.

Allan Jenkins

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.

Carl Sagan

Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face

James D. Finley

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties

Gail Sheehy

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

Arthur Koestler

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm

Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.

Erich Fromm

The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity.

Margaret J. Wheatley

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

Rita Mae Brown

Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem.

Rollo May

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.

Cecil B. DeMille

Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.

Michele Shea

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams

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

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.

Lou Dorfsman

Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within.

David Duchovny

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.

Jean Debuffet

It's how creativity works. Especially in humans. For every good idea, ten thousand idiotic ones must first be posed, sifted, tried out, and discarded. A mind that's afraid to toy with the ridiculous will never come up with the brilliantly original.

William M. Kucmierowski

Without glasnost there is not, and there cannot be, democratism, the political creativity of the masses and their participation in management

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

Abundance ~ An endless supply of water, trees heavily laden with fruit, a sun that shines every day, seasons in their never-ending cycle, a constant supply of air, an infinite wellspring of love, so many people to share with, an eternal cascade of imagination and creativity, unlimited lessons and growth, much valuable work to do, limitless potential for expanding and opening our hearts, unending forests to wander, evermore books to read and write, a vast mind of thoughts to explore, overflowing goodness, exponential wonder, overwhelming mercy, ~ a copious abundance of abundance to ponder.

Jinjee and Storm Talifero

Sometimes creativity just means the daily work of helping others to see a problem in a different way.

Joseph Badaracco

The world leaders in innovation and creativity will also be world leaders in everything else.

Harold R. McAlindon

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.

George Lois
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