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.
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Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
Had I been present at the creation of the world I would have proposed some improvements.
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?
The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.
Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Bono, Edward De
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
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.
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
Jampolsky, Gerald G.
Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
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.
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.
I do not seek, I find.
To create something you must be something.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
The legs are the wheels of creativity.
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
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.
It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied:'Only stand out of my light.'Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light.
John W. Gardner
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.
The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently.
Eric A. Burns
The chief enemy of creativity is good taste.
When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation.
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
Every time we say, "Let there be!" in any form, something happens.
Stella Terrill Mann
Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
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.
Creativity comes from awakening and directing men's higher natures, which originate in the primal depths of the uni- verse and are appointed by Heaven.
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.
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
I must create a system or be enslaved by another man s; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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.
Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
Cecil B. DeMille
It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
Maugham, W. Somerset
Genius is initiative on fire.
Jackson, George Holbrook
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?
Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
Out of nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing.
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.
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.
Observe Everything. Communicate Well. Draw, Draw, Draw.
The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Land, Edwin H.
That which builds is better than that which is built.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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