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The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
- Stephen Nachmanovitch
Creativity Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Creativity

1.
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

2.
The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.
Browder, Charles

3.
Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
Lee, Bruce

4.
Is not the tremendous strength in men of the impulse to creative work in every field precisely due to their feeling of playing a relatively small part in the creation of living beings, which constantly impels them to an overcompensation in achievement?
Horney, Karen

5.
The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.
Mille, Agnes De

6.
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.

7.
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

8.
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

9.
Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
Cecil B. DeMille

10.
The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
Asch, Sholem

11.
Every time we say, "Let there be!" in any form, something happens.
Stella Terrill Mann

12.
Out of nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing.
Persius

13.
The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

14.
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

15.
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

16.
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

17.
A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
Jampolsky, Gerald G.

18.
Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.
Kneller, George

19.
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

20.
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Jung

21.
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
George Lois

22.
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
Aldiss, Brian

23.
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

24.
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

25.
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

26.
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

27.
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
Koestler, Arthur

28.
I do not seek, I find.
Picasso, Pablo

29.
When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation.
Sackville, Margaret

30.
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

31.
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

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

33.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
Caesar, Julius

34.
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

35.
That which builds is better than that which is built.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

36.
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

37.
We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create.
Gasset, Jose Ortega Y

38.
The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

39.
The legs are the wheels of creativity.
Einstein, Albert

40.
The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity.
Wheatley, Margaret J.

41.
Observe Everything. Communicate Well. Draw, Draw, Draw.
Frank Thomas

42.
Frugality without creativity is deprivation.
Amy Dacyczyn

43.
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

44.
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

45.
It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create.
Saxe, John

46.
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

47.
Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently.
Eric A. Burns

48.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
Land, Edwin H.

49.
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Bono, Edward De

50.
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
Fromm, Erich


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