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The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.
- Ally, Carl
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Best Quotes about Creativity

1.
I do not seek, I find.
Picasso, Pablo

2.
Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
Twain, Mark

3.
It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm.
Henle, Mary

4.
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
Aldiss, Brian

5.
From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality. That is why you write and for no other reason that you know of. But what about all the reasons that no one knows?
Hemingway, Ernest

6.
Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -- as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
King, Florence

7.
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
Lee, Bruce

8.
I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil.
Sting

9.
No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.
Artaud, Antonin

10.
Out of nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing.
Persius

11.
It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
Maugham, W. Somerset

12.
All the lies and evasions by which man has nourished himself -- civilization, in a word is the fruits of the creative artist. It is the creative nature of man which has refused to let him lapse back into that unconscious unity with life which characterizes the animal world from which he made his escape.
Miller, Henry

13.
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
Sandburg, Carl

14.
The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.
Ally, Carl

15.
Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his reflective processes, and incomprehensibly to himself, all his progress should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition. Alas, the artist who waits in ambush there, watching, detaining them, will find them transformed like the beautiful gold in the fairy tale which cannot remain gold because some small detail was not taken care of.
Rilke, Rainer Maria

16.
Every time we say, "Let there be!" in any form, something happens.
Stella Terrill Mann

17.
Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
Stassinopoulos, Arianna

18.
The creative person, the person who moves from an irrational source of power, has to face the fact that this power antagonizes. Under all the superficial praise of the creative is the desire to kill. It is the old war between the mystic and the nonmystic, a war to the death.
Sarton, May

19.
The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Dee Hock

20.
All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. This becomes even more obvious when posterity gives its final verdict and sometimes rehabilitates forgotten artists.
Duchamp, Marcel

21.
The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.
Mille, Agnes De

22.
All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.
Auden, W. H.

23.
There were always people like the pope. They serve a certain function, of course. They subsidize us. But, they don't create anything and they must never be allowed to stop the artist from creating.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

24.
Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently.
Eric A. Burns

25.
Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
Cecil B. DeMille

26.
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

27.
The legs are the wheels of creativity.
Einstein, Albert

28.
Frugality without creativity is deprivation.
Amy Dacyczyn

29.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
Land, Edwin H.

30.
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

31.
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
George Lois

32.
Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place.
Jung, Carl

33.
The creative process involves getting input, making a recommendation, getting critical review, getting more input, improving the recommendation, getting more critical review... again and again and again.

34.
Creation is a drug I can't do without.
Mille, Cecil B. De

35.
The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Land, Edwin H.

36.
To create something you must be something.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

37.
I must create a system or be enslaved by another man s; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
Blake, William

38.
The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

39.
Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
Kroc, Ray

40.
The power in which we must have faith if we would be well, is the creative and curative power which exists in every living thing.
Kellogg, John

41.
I understood that all the material of a literary work was in my past life, I understood that I had acquired it in the midst of frivolous amusements, in idleness, in tenderness and in pain, stored up by me without my divining its destination or even its survival, as the seed has in reserve all the ingredients which will nourish the plant.
Proust, Marcel

42.
Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.
Houston, Jean

43.
A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.
Yeats, William Butler

44.
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
Fromm, Erich

45.
The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

46.
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.
Podhoretz, Norman

47.
The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
Asch, Sholem

48.
The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until after having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the gems of its production.
Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc

49.
Some collaboration has to take place in the mind between the woman and the man before the art of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated. The whole of the mind must lie wide open if we are to get the sense that the
Woolf, Virginia

50.
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
Koestler, Arthur


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