Creativity Quotes

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.

Norman Podhoretz

Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife

Jonathan Schattke

Frustration is the compost from which the mushrooms of creativity grow.

Tumerica

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.

Mary Lou Cook

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

Edward De Bono

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.

Jackie Gleason

Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.

Nadine Gordimer

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

Theodore Levitt

Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity.

Michael J. Gelb

There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring in your life and the lives of people you love

Sophia Loren

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.

Nnamdi Azikiwe

Properly practiced creativity can make one ad do the work of ten.

William Bernbach

Creativity not committed to public purpose is merely therapy or ego satisfaction.

Ernest A. Jones

The quicksilver of creativity will not be solidified by legal pronouncement; it will necessarily flow into new and sometimes frightening fields.

Matthew Tobriner

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.

Dee Hock

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.

Edwin Land

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

Howard Aiken

The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one's hum drum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity.

D. T. Suzuki

When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth,?and then we are angry at being undervalued.

Julia Margaret Cameron

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

Bo Bennett

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.

William Pollard

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

Sophia Loren

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

Rita Mae Brown

I'm a passionate believer in the inherent creativity possessed by all people and our inherent ability--if it's not clouded by convention--to appreciate authentic beauty in all forms, whether we like it or not.

Porter Arneill
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