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Best Quotes about Creativity

1.
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

2.
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

3.
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

4.
Every time we say, "Let there be!" in any form, something happens.
Stella Terrill Mann

5.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
Koestler, Arthur

6.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
Land, Edwin H.

7.
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

8.
Had I been present at the creation of the world I would have proposed some improvements.
Alfonso X

9.
Creation is a drug I can't do without.
Mille, Cecil B. De

10.
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

11.
The chief enemy of creativity is good taste.
Picasso, Pablo

12.
The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the productive man a yet higher species.
Nietzsche, Friedrich

13.
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

14.
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

15.
When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation.
Sackville, Margaret

16.
An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
Ray, Man

17.
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.

18.
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

19.
One measure of how creative you are is how you respond to changes in your circumstances and environment. How flexible are you? Consider how water adapts to its environment: evaporation, condensation, snowflake, melting, flowing, goes around rocks, fills containers, etc.

20.
Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible -- he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are.
Goble, Frank

21.
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

22.
The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity.
Wheatley, Margaret J.

23.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Fromm, Erich

24.
Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.
Wieder, Robert

25.
The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Land, Edwin H.

26.
Genius is initiative on fire.
Jackson, George Holbrook

27.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
Caesar, Julius

28.
The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
Asch, Sholem

29.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Cook, Mary Lou

30.
No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.
Artaud, Antonin

31.
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

32.
Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
Valery, Paul

33.
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

34.
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Bono, Edward De

35.
We try not to have ideas, preferring accidents. To create, you must empty yourself of every artistic thought.
George, Gilbert

36.
The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.
Mille, Agnes De

37.
The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Dickens, Charles

38.
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

39.
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
Sandburg, Carl

40.
Whoever undertakes to create soon finds himself engaged in creating himself. Self-transformation and the transformation of others have constituted the radical interest of our century, whether in painting, psychiatry, or political action.
Rosenberg, Harold

41.
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
Koestler, Arthur

42.
To create something you must be something.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
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.
Dorfsman, Lou

44.
I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil.
Sting

45.
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

46.
A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
Jampolsky, Gerald G.

47.
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
Lee, Bruce

48.
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
Aldiss, Brian

49.
It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Doctorow, E. L.

50.
Out of nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing.
Persius


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