Creative People Quotes by Duncan Sheik, Roger Glover, Divya Khosla Kumar, Ron Miriello, Nolan Bushnell, Adam Leipzig and many others.
I’m fortunate I have this coterie of musicians around me to help take music to next level. Being surrounded by so much creative energy, so many creative people really feeds that creativity in me.
Obviously you take any creative people and put them in a room and you’re going to get clashes, you’re going to get friction.
Bhushan and I are both creative people, and it would have been a waste of my talent to sit at home, socialize and just be Mrs. Bhushan Kumar.
Creativity is in everyone; it just manifests itself differently with each person. My CPA, for example, is one of the most creative people I know.
People like secrets. Creative people really like secrets.
Artists don’t like the business side. None of us were born understanding money. We all had to learn how to do it. So it’s just something creative people need to get familiar with… not really so scary.
I’m thankful for weird people out there ’cause they’re some of the most creative people.
I feel more comfortable in a place like Brighton – a town, with one centre, one bus station, one train station. And there are so many arty, creative people, and things are less rushed, less stressed.
I learn more from creative people in other disciplines than I do even from other architects because I think they have a way of looking at the world that is really important.
Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.
Creativity is about play and a kind of willingness to go with your intuition. It’s crucial to an artist. If you know where you are going and what you are going to do, why do it? I think I learned that from the artists, from my grandmother, from all the creative people I’ve spent time with over the years.
Creative people who can’t help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane.
I don’t mean that creative people are somehow finer, or more sensitive, and thus have finer, more sensitive nervous breakdowns – you can save that horseshit for the Sylvia Plath worshipers. It’s just that creative people have creative breakdowns.
Because we are four creative people – four writers – there was no way that we were ever going to be satiated doing the same thing over and again. Change was inevitable for us. And a very natural thing.
I’m just surrounded by awesome funny folks and really creative people. I’m learning, every day. There’s not a day that I step on set that I don’t have fun. It’s a pretty good deal.
Without sounding pretentious, it’s nice to always be surrounded by creative people who inspire me and keep my levels of creativity charged.
I do love being amongst creative people and facilitating that and being inspired by people. I get very bored with just competence and require inspiration all around me.
Some of my legal colleagues are the most creative people I know!
Establish an atmosphere that energizes you. Some creative people flourish in confusion; others need to be free from interruption. Many prepare themselves for work by exercising to stimulate circulation; others meditate to quiet the chatter of the outer world.
You know a shooter when you see it. At least the creative people do. If a picture isn’t obvious in the first draft you’re kind of screwed.
The truly creative people tend to be outliers.
Most people recognize me from The Shawshank Redemption, but there is this subculture of people who have collected all 13 episodes of Greg The Bunny. And I’m still close to a number of the creative people, Dan Milano particularly, who created Warren The Ape and Greg The Bunny and all of those characters.
I’m attracted to creative people and train wrecks, and there’s no shortage of that in Los Angeles.
The only way you can really deal with creative people is with very loose reins.
I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences dont like dark. They like story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.
Depression is a real demon in the woods for a lot of creative people, you know? It’s part of what the documentary is trying to be about for me, finding balance, where the beauty that is attainable in the creative arts can be matched with the scratchy roughness of regular life.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
I’ve spent a lot of time encouraging, corralling, protecting, and sparring with creative people.
I just really enjoy the process of working with other talented, creative people. There’s great power in bringing diverse points of view together. It can be incredibly stimulating.
There is something special when creative people get together.
You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.
My experience working with lots of creative people is that they don’t lose their artistic edge when they lose a fierce level of anguish. They just create from a different place.
Perhaps, in the end, there are no such things as creative people; there are only sharp observers with sensitive hearts.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Some people use things; they destroy. You’re a creator, a builder.
The creative people I admire seem to share many characteristics: A fierce restlessness. Healthy cynicism. A real world perspective. An ability to simplify. Restraint. Patience. A genuine balance of confidence and insecurity. And most importantly, humanity.
You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty.
Every day you run into artists on the streets in SoHo or other creative people you want to do something with. There’s nothing to match that chance encounter.
The most creative people are motivated by the grandest of problems that are presented before them.
There is a notion that creative people are absent-minded, reckless, heedless of social customs and obligations. It is, hopefully, true for they are in another world altogether.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
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.
Many highly talented, brilliant, creative people think they’re not – because the thing they were good at at school wasn’t valued, or was actually stigmatized.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
I am from Trinidad and Tobago, so I actually grew up in Tobago on the beach, just running around, playing, watching really creative people, and being exposed to really deep, rich stories from a young age.
Marc Jacobs is full of creative people and Louis Vuitton is again a name on the door, a name that has existed for many years but I’m a collaborator there and I bring in other people, other artists and I work with a great creative design team.
So many actors are lively-minded, creative people who just tread water in this awful way, waiting for the phone to ring and doing their hair for auditions. It feels like a bit of a dreamer’s life – as opposed to a sensible ventriloquist’s life.
Hollywood’s like a warehouse. It’s just a place that you go. What’s interesting in the warehouse has to do with the creative people.
If you want a team of smart, creative people to do extraordinary things, don’t put them in a drab, ordinary space.
Creative people tend to pass the responsibility for getting down to brass tacks to others.
I think all creative people are operating from the fear that, of the best of what they did, will anybody remember it? Will anybody tell stories about them? Will anybody keep those pictures on the mantle long after they are gone? It’s why people write stories. It’s peoples’ grave markers.
A hundred years ago, when Richard Strauss, who has already been quoted and already been heard today, and other creative people, laid the foundation stone for the joint assertion of their rights and interests, they had pioneering work ahead of them in Germany.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
I categorize nerds as creative-obsessive. A lot of nerds are creative people who obsess almost unnaturally over the minutiae of things.
I think a lot of creative people are uncomfortable with therapy. Because you’re basically trying to ‘solve’ the unconscious. And the unconscious is where it all comes from.
I’m always around creative people, and I’m trying to work on something constantly at all times.
Yesterday I was thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to pay attention to the small things.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
If the work requires smart, talented, creative people, then more than anything, you want to enable folks on the team to create.
To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
Street skating, which is what I grew up with, is completely free of rules. You can do anything. When I see a skater go by, I think, What is this person going to do here? It’s the same with people who write, who make music, who draw, who make movies. Creative people tend to have all of those different avenues in them.
George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique.
Typically creative people are usually not clock-slaves or list-makers, so the idea of enforcing goals and deadlines can be somewhat daunting.
I feel like most creative people are total freaks.
The most creative people have learned to tolerate the slight discomfort of indecision for much longer and so, just because they put in more pondering time, their solutions are more creative.
Truly creative people care a little about what they have done, and a lot about what they are doing. Their driving focus is the life force that surges in them now.
But unlike the setup in most organizations, where there’s an administrator on top and creative people or doers underneath, I’m basically a doer and I like to have administrative people underneath me.
Just because I make something doesn’t mean that it’s going to be amazing, and most creative people don’t like to admit when their music is just okay.
The reason so many intelligent and creative people suffer from depression is that when you take the risk of being fully conscious, you open Pandora’s box, and you can’t close it again.
All artists and creative people are basically unhappy people. If you were happy, that would mean you were content with the world as it was and why would you ever want to change it?
Creative people are like a wet towel You wring them out and pick up another one.
Working with the actors, working with production designers, working with the creative people who surround the process is really fun, it’s really inspiring and I take great pleasure in working with them. That’s what’s most fun about directing.
I’m not convinced that creative people have mentors because that’s what makes them different; they just do their own thing. If anyone had tried to tell me how to go about something, I’d have run a mile. But I have certainly had a few influences in my life.
Many creative people are finding that creativity doesn’t grow in abundance, it grows from scarcity – the more Lego bricks you have doesn’t mean you’re going to be more creative; you can be very creative with very few Lego bricks.
Everything that creative people think and do is from the heart.
I can’t stay friends with anyone who doesn’t have a passion for something; and, generally speaking, artistic people, creative people carry it right into the kitchen, too. They have a zest for life; the excitement of living. All of the great eaters I’ve known are also men of great wit.
A critic is a man who creates nothing and thereby feels qualified to judge the work of creative men. There is logic in this; he is unbiased, he hates all creative people equally.
Creative people see Prometheus in a mirror, never Pandora.
Habitually creative people are prepared to be lucky.
If you listen to Too Short over the years, that’s me – I’m not hitting every key or every drum or singing every track – but that’s me telling everybody what to do. I like to work with creative people. But when it all comes back, and we’re mixing down Too Short songs, I’m right there.
That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.
We know that creative people have all sorts of demons.
I surrounded myself with a lot of different creative people and ambitious people.
Innovation is the lifeblood of an organization. Knowing how to lead and work with creative people requires knowledge and action that often goes against the typical organizational structure. Protect unusual people from bureaucracy and legalism typical of organizations.
I enjoy collaborating with all of the directors I have worked with. I love collaborating with creative people on interesting projects.
I’m drawn to talented, creative people who often just don’t know how to support themselves – they’re more focused on their work than trying to figure that out. So I commission a lot of works with artists who I like personally or professionally, and through that process, I wound up collecting a lot of art.
You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
As creative people, we should be really conscious of being of service in our work, being as generous as we can.
I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up with creative parents and around creative people, many of whom live with anxiety. My mum would sometimes say that it was a beautiful thing, and that it would come in handy when making music – and it’s made me a more empathetic person.
I like working with creative people who are receptive to new ideas, who want to do things that are different, who want to create films of a different mould.
I’m very supportive of creative people being paid for the work that they do.
Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.
If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm.
I think the weather here is a big attraction for anyone. But also, there are more creative people per square mile in L.A. than anywhere in the world. They make ‘The Simpsons’ here. Anywhere they make ‘The Simpsons’ is a good place to be.
Creative people have to be fed from the divine source.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.
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I think that what most artists are trying to do is trying to understand. I think what distinguishes creative people and/or artists from another type of person is perhaps a willingness to go headlong into that uncertainty.
Joe Lieberman was threatening censorship. What I’m arguing is that if the creative people in Hollywood themselves have a responsibility, have a moral responsibility in terms of smoking, not to show smoking in movies.
I’m fortunate I have this coterie of musicians around me to help take music to next level. Being surrounded by so much creative energy, so many creative people really feeds that creativity in me
A film is not something that can be made over the phone or Skype. Creative people meet, spend time together, and then come up with something.
Neither of my parents are involved in theater or acting, but they are very artistic. My mom is a painter; she’s an artist. She went to school for fashion illustration. My father is into collecting antiques and fine wine, so they’re both really creative people.
I’m just gonna keep growing as an artist, and I’m excited to work with different people and learn from all these other talented, creative people that I’ve been around. It’s so inspiring to be around other people who have ideas you haven’t thought of, and all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Wow! That’s so amazing!’
Beautiful people do not just happen
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Many wonderful, creative people have won Oscars, so if you win one, you’re in their company.
creative people always suffer from depression because we’re so super sensitive and special?
It doesn’t matter if they’re famous or not – I just want to meet other creative people who can maybe bring something different to the studio than what I have. I think that’s the most important thing for me.
Only when creative people take ownership of cosmic discovery will society accept science as the cultural activity that it is.
If people think that Colorado is a beacon for artists and creative people who are really talented, I think they’re going to be a little happier during the day, and I think they’re going to be a little more successful at their job, no matter what their job is.
Comedians don’t have a monopoly on suffering. But creative people are sometimes fortunate enough to be able to incorporate their most traumatic experiences into their art.
I have a hard time being happy, and I think a lot of creative people suffer with that when life gets real happy.
Deep down, I know I have this intuition or instinct that a lot of creative people have, that their demons are also what make them create.
Creative people rarely need to be motivated-they have their own inner drive that refuses to be bored. They refuse to be complacent. They live on the edge, which is precisely what is needed to be successful and remain successful.
November 18. . . I dig musicians, I feel they have the most to offer me mentally and emotionally because they think basically along the same lines that I do; extremely creative people. Music is Life. As Captain Beefheart once said ‘God is a perfect musical note.
For me, cooking is practical. That’s the core of an engineer. Engineers are very practical designers and creative people. Every single thing I create has to have a purpose.
Managers are the most creative people in the world.
The only thing I have no control over is the politics that goes on within the record company. It’s always been the same, but it’s far tougher now, because record companies are run by financial people; before, they were run by creative people.
I think that the most well-intentioned, optimistic, creative people often live for the moment, and for ‘Portlandia,’ our goals were always very sort of short-term and attainable.
What makes creative people tingle are interesting problems, the chance to impress their friends, and caffeine.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
The way creative people live is different from people who don’t do anything creative.
I’m always working. Like a lot of creative people I can’t switch off. I can’t disassociate work from pleasure. My job is my hobby.
I believe that if creative people are open and generous enough when working with each other, a lot more can be learned and achieved by both parties. That’s what it’s all about, trying to produce the best work possible on any given project.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
The sole fact of having a school to train creative people is absolute lunacy… The idea of ‘pedagogical vision’ is ignoble, it has nothing to do with art, it’s contrary to art. I really believe in teaching, despite what I say.
Cinema leaves a deep impact on the society. As creative people and entertainment film-makers, we have to be responsible at some point as we are also the conscious citizens of this country.
Yes, creative people are more prone to addiction or addictive behavior. But, equally as prone is your mailman, your mother, your brother, your friend, the guy who does your banking. It’s everywhere. The thing that happens in the press sometimes is Whitney Houston. She was just an addict. Just like your uncle Steve.
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Creative people have no barriers. Ultimately, it’s connecting with human beings. There’s just one planet. I don’t see it as different countries.
Obviously businesses do not operate like an artists’ commune. Business involves deploying finite resources to achieve goals in a competitive environment to make money. That is something creative people understand.
All creative people want to do the unexpected.
As artists and creative people it’s such an important time to be expressive and be empowering and supportive of people. It is a time where I feel like everyone has to be together and say, “Hey, we’re all going to be okay. We just need to work together.”
I’ll audition for something and then the feedback has been, ‘The director wants you, the creative people want you, but the studio is saying no.’ It’s depressing, but I understand. People are investing a lot of money and they want somewhat of a guarantee; they want someone who’s been on the cover of magazines.
I started out as an actor, where you seek to understand yourself using the words of great writers and collaborating with other creative people. Then I slid into show business, where you seek only an audience’s approval whether you deserve it or not.
Acting is a creative process, and directing and music. I think creative people – and I take myself as a creative person and it doesn’t mean you have to be an actor, a musician, or a painter – but I think if you are in a creative profession or a creative business you do have a heightened awareness.
The corporate system is fully psychopathic, and any creative people who enter into business with any of these organizations come up against a lifetime of issues. You just deal with it as you go along. It’ll keep on happening until people reorganize the organizations.
We all sort of do want incentives for creative people to still exist at a certain level. You know, maybe rock stars shouldn’t make as much; who knows? But you want as much creativity to take place in the future as took place in the past.
New York is full of creative people, not only in fashion.
There’s tons of creative people in television that have one failure after another, and they just step up higher. I could never get over that. When I had a failure, there was no such thing as just getting over it.
You start by copying other people’s paintings or music or whatever. You get all of those skills before you branch out. Really creative people have a fantastic ability to copy things and then combine them in new ways. And whether we’re talking about genes or memes, recombination is the real heart of creativity.
Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle.
Access to talented and creative people is to modern business what access to coal and iron ore was to steel-making.
I don’t make money doing my podcast. I’ve learned that people want to hire creative people who are already doing something when they approach them.
Creative people are very insecure people because they don’t know whether people like them or are in awe of them. That insecurity always comes out. It makes them a better actor, I feel.
I think that creative people, wherever they are, in any field, take inspiration wherever they can find it.
I’d be more likely to go for somebody who is like me. Well, I like creative people, so whatever that means… Yeah, authentic and creative.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
The artists and creative people are not in a position to teach someone. Nobody wants to be taught through entertainment.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.
I’m sure at one point I will do some acting again, but it would have to be the right thing. I’m not going to do it just because people are offering it to me. Not for those box-office, bullshit, money, noncreative people. But I’ll do it when it’s right to do it.
I enjoy collaborating with creative people and trying to get the best image possible to convey a feeling or story. Plus, I get flown all over the world to exotic places. How can you lose interest in that? It’s a great lifestyle. I can take vacations whenever I want, and no two shoots are ever the same.
I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences don’t like dark. They like story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma.
One of the big concerns I have is that most of the HR departments in a lot of companies are hiring away from creativity and they don’t know it. For instance, they are requiring everybody to have a college degree. The most creative people I know couldn’t deal with college.
You can see it on the Internet now. New society demands that people share their knowledge. It’s asking multimillionaires to share their money and creative people to share their creativity. Whoever doesn’t share their wealth, be it knowledge, money, or creativity, will be dead.
If you’re lucky enough to work with great actors and creative people, they’re always just going to be who they are, so I don’t think there’s a difference between the Brits and the Americans.
Too many creative people don’t wanna learn how to be technical, so what happens? They become dependent on technical people. Become technical. You can learn that. If you’re creative and technical, you’re unstoppable.
Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
We need creative people working with broadcasters, making smart content to inspire people to be geniuses.
The three things that motivate creative people – autonomy, mastery, purpose!
Given New York City’s cultural diversity, it has always attracted creative people.
The most creative people have this childlike facility to play.
We realised that the safer creative people and craftsman feel, the better the collection they produce. If they do a better collection, my revenues grow. It is not easy to attach figures, but it is what happens.
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.
I always believe that a good story will find its audience and that it will attract different kinds of elements of creative people who will make it more compelling.
I definitely had creative people around me, but my parents were more just very encouraging.
For all creative people, that’s sort of everyone’s journey. You feel something inside, and it takes a while to figure out what that looks like and what your voice is.
I grew up around really not-normal people. My family is general Hollywood. They’re all artists; they’re creative people who are advocates for expressing themselves. But I also have to say I’m not impressed with Hollywood.
It’s such an enormously challenging process to make any kind of television. It’s stressful and works towards getting the best out of creative people.
The best thing about my job is that I work with the best creative people in the business in their fields.
If people really stopped and realized how much art and creative people move the world versus politics and religion, I mean itвЂ™s not even up for debate. An artist at least creates things, puts things into the world. Where as these other people are destroying things, taking things out of the world.
I love the entire process of being on the set and being able to create a character. It’s so much fun. In ‘Think Like a Man,’ I have a very small part. They told me it wasn’t a big budget, but I don’t care about any of that. I’ll do it for free simply because I love being on the set with other creative people.
The things we fear most in organizations – fluctuations, disturbances,
imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.
imbalances – are the primary sources of creativity.
I think that all writers feel alienated. … I know that I do. … I still feel, as I think most creative people do, absolutely isolated.
As many have said before me, artists are creative people who can’t be dragged into the politics of nations. I have always made a concerted effort to maintain this standard for myself.
I like being on a set where you can make decisions and everything is involved and are happy to work together to make the best work. For me, it’s all about making the best work and creative people working together and all being respected and all having their opinions of what gives it the best quality is important.
Creative people are often considered crazy but I believe crazy can be a good thing.
I just loved being in the theatre with all those crazy, creative people.
I love creative people.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
If you deeply appreciate and love what creative people do and how they think, which is usually in unpredictable and irrational ways, then you can start to understand them. And finally, you can see inside their minds and DNA.
Film is such a very good tool for communicating emotions, and all designers and creative people look to inspire an emotional response.
I feel that my job is to create an atmosphere where creative people can do their best work.
I terribly miss – we all miss, I think – somebody like the great producer Irving Thalberg. He had a foot in both camps: He understood us creative people. And he understood the money people.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.