Creativity Quotes

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

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

Anna Freud

Ideas are the root of creation.

Ernest Dimnet

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

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

Stephen Nachmanovitch

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

Scott Adams

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

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

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.

Cecil B. DeMille

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

Rita Mae Brown

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

Margaret J. Wheatley

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

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.

Edwin Land

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

Arthur Koestler

Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

You cant use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou

A great portrait is always more a portrait of the painter than of the painted.

Samuel Butler

An artists touches are sometimes no more articulate than the barking of a dog who would call attention to something without exactly knowing what. This is as it should be, and he is a great artist who can be depended on not to bark at nothing.

Samuel Butler

Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.

Brian Wilson Aldiss

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.

Bryant McGill

All too often too often we try to push, pull, outline and control our ideas instead of letting them grow organically. The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.

Julia Cameron

Much needs to occur, however, between the collection of data and observations, the extraction of parallel material from the existing record, and the final insertion of new material into the general body of the common record. For mature thought there is no mechanical substitute. But creative thought and essentially repetitive thought are very different things. For the latter there are, and may be, powerful mechanical aids.

Vannevar Bush

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : November 26, 2013
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