Creativity Quotes

Creativity Quotes by John Romero, Scilla Elworthy, Joe Wright, Eliot Spitzer, David Ogilvy, Kate Tempest and many others.

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You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. Its logic-based creativity.
John Romero
The arts can bring the heart to the aid of the head, the personal to the political.
Scilla Elworthy
I think people are at their most creative when they’re relaxed. I don’t believe that tension is good for creativity. Everyone is relaxed and therefore can feel able to express their own individual creativity and lots of ideas come in. It’s a joy like that.
Joe Wright
The reality of split government puts a premium on creativity within the administration. President Obama needs to put the right people in charge of the agencies and then have them push the bounds of administrative power to change policy through those agencies. President Obama has a pretty good track record of this.
Eliot Spitzer
Creativity needs discipline and freedom.
David Ogilvy
There’s enough brackets put on us already, we don’t need to bracket our creativity anymore than we do.
Kate Tempest
The nature of creativity is to make space for things to happen… We can drive it out with our busyness and plans.
Iain McGilchrist
There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity. . . It’s not about winning, it’s not about losing, it’s about showing up and being seen.
BrenГ© Brown
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
Nikos Kazantzakis
When we approach love and creativity with the level of conviction that the powers-that-be in the world today are approaching hatred and destruction, then and only then will we have a chance.
Marianne Williamson
Creativity in any form stimulates creativity in every form, music, arts, literature… I find inspiration in anything. It’s all the same.
Marc Jacobs
Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
You don’t base records on success; you base it on creativity.
Nikki Sixx
Taylor Swift dates guys so she can write a breakup song about them. I don’t think she’s dating for love – I think she’s dating for creativity. So let’s get her off the market and put her in dating detox. If she really wants love, she has to stop writing music about them.
Patti Stanger
Creative thinking – in terms of idea creativity – is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.
Edward de Bono
I am convinced that creativity is a priori to the integrity of the universe and that life is regenerative and conformity meaningless.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Panic is the great access of creativity because that’s the only way to get rid of your mind.
Shekhar Kapur
Creativity runs on automatic, no matter what’s happening in other parts of my life. I can’t help myself. It’s been in me, and it evolves in me over the years. It’s a condition in me.
Mickey Drexler
The most important thing about creativity is that you honor your creativity and you don’t ever ignore it or go against what that creative image is telling you.
Lady Gaga
When you are in the field of creativity, you lose track of time. Only the flow exists.
Deepak Chopra
We’re no longer bored – in fact we’re petrified of being alone with ourselves getting bored. Yet boredom is the foundation for creativity – an asset slowly disappearing from our world.
Martin Lindstrom
Creativity means learning where the rules exist, and then breaking them! Saying, “It’s better this way.” But you have to know the rules in order to break them with any grace.
Alan Arkin
Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
George Washington Carver
The model a lot of companies use is a very pyramidal model which sort of designates that all creativity, all wisdom flows from the top. We think that’s the absolute wrong model.
Richard Hayne
It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.
Chuck Palahniuk
I find the joy of the ‘doing’ increases. Creativity increases. Intuition increases. The pleasure of life grows. And negativity recedes.
David Lynch
We fritter away our energy and creativity . . .
we get bogged down in the thick of thin things.
Henry David Thoreau
One man’s creativity is another’s brain damage.
Roland L. Fischer
Creativity’s about ownership.
John Maeda
I believe that the fundamental alternative for man is the choice between “life” and “death”; between creativity and destructive violence; between reality and illusions; between objectivity
and intolerance; between brotherhood-independence and dominance-submission.
Erich Fromm
We are bodies which think, and we’re at home with steampunk because it is an ethos of design and creativity which acknowledges the humanly physical: that which we can understand with our fingers.
Nick Harkaway
Creativity is a huge part of my game as a player. It helps open doors which others don’t see.
Paul Pogba
I try never to say no when it comes to creativity, but I do try and lead down an “appropriate road” – like not on furniture or the walls.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
We’re using our creativity to learn how to work with Divine Spirit, how to come into harmony with life around us.
Harold Klemp
If young people had love, hope, true education, the arts, full and meaningful lives they won’t join gangs. My life since living the gang and drugs has been directed to making positive what it means to be Chicano, human, man, woman, and on how to draw out the imagination and creativity that all people have.
Luis J. Rodriguez
One can say that the nagual accounts for creativity. The nagual is the only part of us that can create.
Carlos Castaneda
But, if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself.
Carl Jung
The people who ignite our imaginations in the next century will become the idea barons. Gray matter will be their real estate, and their net worth will be determined by what grows out of it.
Joey Reiman
Creativity is part sweat – not just beads of it, but sometimes buckets.
Eric Maisel
I think meditation helps greatly with creativity. If it’s a pure expression of yourself no matter what it is or what medium, it’s going to shine. It’s going to resonate.
Rainn Wilson
Is creativity some obscure, esoteric art form? Not on your life. It’s the most practical thing a business-man can employ.
William Bernbach
Creative power is that receptive attitude of expectancy which makes a mold into which the plastic yet undifferentiated substance can flow and take the desired form.
Thomas Troward
Where there is creativity, there is hope.
Donna Karan
Besides the soothing effect it has, I think my favorite part of writing is being able to use my imagination and creativity to make new ideas and people and situations come to life.
Christopher Paul Curtis
You become a character in a meta-drama into which your own dramatizing has pitched you. The rewards can be fantastic, the punishments dismal; it’s a zero sum game, and its guarantor of value, its marker is that you pretend you play it solo, preserving the myth that you alone are the wellspring of your creativity.
Tony Kushner
To write anything tolerable, the mind must be in a natural, proper disposition; provocatives, in that case, as well as in another,will only produce miserable, abortive performances.
Lord Chesterfield
Often we use the word problem only because we have not learned that imagination and creativity can handle the situation.
Wayne Dyer
People say the Beatles were John Lennon. What is Paul McCartney? Chopped liver? But everyone has their own favourite members whose creativity they gravitate to. That’s normal.
Mike Love
Creativity is the art of the impossible
Ben Okri
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Ansel Adams
The three elements of creativity are thus: loving, knowing, and doing – or heart, mind, and hands – or, as Zen Buddhist teaching has it; great faith, great question, and great courage.
Eric Maisel
I have been around military technology people a lot because of my role in virtual reality I’ve seen weapons from conception to implementation. And there is an extraordinary gadget lust that drives the military. So it’s possible that war is just the ultimate expression of creativity.
Jaron Lanier
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Dorothea Lange
A person either creates or destroys. There is no neutrality.
Saul Bellow
We are ourselves creations. We are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves. This is the God-force extending itself through us. Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using creativity is our gift back to God.
Julia Cameron
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.
Arianna Huffington
This is a racist remark, as if we, the Palestinians, cannot be a part of humanity to share the rest of humanity and the rest of the international community our creativity in the field of fashion.
Riyad Mansour
With knowledge, our creation can go in any direction – from the worst kind of drama, to the most beautiful dream. Then the best way to express our creativity is with love and awareness of what we really are.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.
Wentworth Miller
For an artist to do creative work, he needs at once physical health and some physiomental ill health. He needs both serenity and gloom.
Yukio Mishima
Freedom is the real source of human happiness and creativity. Irrespective of whether you are a believer or nonbeliever, whether Buddhist, Christian, or Jew, the important thing is to be a good human being.
Dalai Lama
Wealth isn’t always measured in dollar signs. We each have time, talent and creativity, all of which can be powerful forces for positive change. Share your blessings in whatever form they come and to whatever level you have been blessed.
Jon M. Huntsman Sr.
I’d been an actor my whole life, since I was a kid. And then, I quit for awhile and went to university. When I wanted to start acting again, I couldn’t get a job, and that was really depressing. So, I realized, at that time, that I have to take responsibility for my own creativity.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
I don’t think it was pain that made [Vincent Van Gogh] great – I think his painting brought him whatever happiness he had.
David Lynch
I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative. Like actually writing a script, or writing a book. But the awful truth is that I… probably can’t!
Hugh Grant
Being able to engage my creativity in a way that makes a difference inspires me more than anything.
Romany Malco
Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It’s a skill.
Jonah Lehrer
The essence of creativity is figuring out how to use what you already know in order to go beyond what you already think.
Jerome Bruner
If you become more sensitive to beauty, to poetry, that means your love has blossomed. And all the energy that has been left by fear, anger and hate, will be taken over by your love, your sensitivity, your compassion, your creativity. This is the whole alchemy of changing base metals into gold.
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
Peter Ustinov
Creativity is the ability to identify self-imposed constraints, remove them, and explore the consequences of their removal.
Russell L. Ackoff
We embrace the shoestring budget. We like being limited by the constraints. It inspires creativity. I don’t know what we would spend money on. We don’t hire actors. We see budget constraints as a personal challenge. We’re like survivalist local commercial directors.
Charles Lincoln Neal
It is all about technique. The great mistake of this century is to put inspiration and creativity first.
Vivienne Westwood
It’s incredible to see the creativity, beauty and hardships people capture when filmmaking is opened up and shared with the world.
Jehane Noujaim
All the religions of the world say God is the creator. If he is really the creator, then the only way to meet him will be to become a creator in some measure.
Early Islam was a time of great creativity. Scholars excelled in sciences and literature. Our religion should not be a shield behind which we hide from the world but a driving force that inspires us to innovate and contribute to our surroundings. This is the true spirit of Islam.
Basmah bint Saud
Question everything, even if it represents generations of conventional wisdom.
Robert Ringer
Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
Jacob Bronowski
Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.
Erich Fromm
The first job of a leader-at work or at home-is to inspire trust. It’s to bring out the best in people by entrusting them with meaningful stewardships, and to create an environment in which high-trust interaction inspires creativity and possibility.
Stephen Covey
You can think about red. You can think about pink. You can think up a horse. Oh, the THINKS you can think!
Dr. Seuss
Creativity is an energy. It’s a precious energy, and it’s something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they’re a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic; it is an energy. And it can’t be taken for granted.
Ava DuVernay
Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.
Max Ernst
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams
A lot of designers get caught up in the creativity, but you’ve got to think about the legs of your collection – essentially, how the line is going to move forward.
Alexander Wang
If I pull from places of faith, joy and gratitude, then I have the wind of creativity behind me. And, my work in the world is much more effective.
Elizabeth Lesser
Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone.
Edward de Bono
Anybody can make the simple complecated. Creativity is making the complecated simple.
Charles Mingus
Any language is necessarily a finite system applied with different degrees of creativity to an infinite variety of situations, and most of the words and phrases we use are “prefabricated” in the sense that we don’t coin new ones every time we speak.
David Lodge
Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics
Coco Chanel
Will you ever run out of creative ideas and expressions? Ha! The more creative ideas you have, the more you will discover. Creativity is a tree with countless branches that never stop blossoming.
Alan Cohen
When you accept that you may fail, you can accomplish anything. Fear can be so debilitating. Every day I’m faced with difficult decisions, but losing the fear helps me make the right choices.
Linda Kaplan Thaler
A place of freedom is the best place to have the most creativity.
Matt McGorry
Creativity works on a winding, circuitous route.
Gail Z. Martin
If you’re just creative, you’ll always have to rely on technical people. If you’re creative and technical, you’re unstoppable.
Robert Rodriguez
Forces that you might think are utterly unrelated to creativity can have a big impact. Technology, obviously, but environment, too. Even financial structures can affect the actual content of a song. The making of music is profoundly affected by the market.
David Byrne
In fact, other people create for lack of power. I, on the other hand, do not need a work: I live.
Albert Camus
To get a great idea, come up with lots of them.
Thomas A. Edison
If you ask me, taking on risk and being more daring is a real important part of creativity.
Deborah Meier
As is the case with all good things in life – love, good manners, language, cooking – personal creativity is required only rarely.
Leon Krier
Whether it be personal or musical, I just think I’m a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity.
Chris Brown
Procrastinate strategically… Procrastination may be the enemy of productivity but it can be a valuable resource for creativity.
Adam Grant
Creativity is the very source and the wonder of your experience.
Kenneth G. Mills
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
David Ogilvy
It is a rule of creative ability that it does nothing of any value, while it is possessed by this afflatus of vanity.
Christina Stead
Creative force, like a musical composer, goes on unweariedly repeating a simple air or theme, now high, now low, in solo, in chorus, ten thousand times reverberated, till it fills earth and heaven with the chant.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Creativity and the world of the imagination – the beauty of what we see as a child and the kind of play that we experience as a child – can be a way for us to survive tough times.
Diane Paulus
I love creativity, with no fear of what people think.
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
Brian Aldiss
When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint.
Lewis Carroll
The true self, once discovered, is the source of creativity, intelligence and personal growth. No external solution has such power.
Deepak Chopra
Godfulness is simply recognizing the primacy of a presence of love, spaciousness, grace, generativity, caring, and creativity in the world and in myself. How can a mere financial crisis compare to that? The Generative Mystery cannot go bankrupt. It is not subject to scarcity. We never run out of God.
David Spangler
What does the money machine eat? It eats youth, spontaneity, life, beauty, and, above all, it eats creativity. It eats quality and sh*ts quantity.
William S. Burroughs
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
Dr. Seuss
The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
Julia Cameron
Reading fiction not only develops our imagination and creativity, it gives us the skills to be alone. It gives us the ability to feel empathy for people we’ve never met, living lives we couldn’t possibly experience for ourselves, because the book puts us inside the character’s skin.
Ann Patchett
It used to be that creative music was most of the music that you heard back in the ’30s and ’40s, and now it’s like 3 percent. So, its kind of a struggle getttin’ it out there.
Charlie Haden
Free your mind and your ass will follow
George Clinton
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
John Dewey
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
John Cage
I believe that true success in bodybuilding nutrition comes from some variety in diet. It allows for more creativity, enables a bodybuilder to enjoy diversity, and causes less stress emotionally and mentally compared to a very basic diet for which a bodybuilder will lose enthusiasm for over time.
Robert Cheeke
I do think that there is a profound reservoir of creativity and imagination in everyone I’ve ever met, and sometimes if someone is persistent and perversely obstinate enough to persevere, then they want to be helped. There is a way to help them.
Philip Schultz
One visit with a child can supply us with enough creativity dust to last for a lifetime… Visit with children like you’re the child you ought to be more often.
Eric Maisel
Creativity is essential to any kind of joyful living. Sometimes I act, sometimes I draw, I paint, I write poems. I can’t imagine living without it.
Zephyr Teachout
People can be motivated to creativity simply with the instruction to “be creative.”
Richard Saul Wurman
Why not make the work easier and more interesting so that people do not have to sweat?  The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people’s creativity.  People don’t go to Toyota to ‘work’ they go there to ‘think’
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud.
Samuel Butler
What attracted me was less art itself than the artist’s life and all that it meant for me: the idea of creativity and freedom of expression and action. I had been attracted to painting and drawing for a long time, but it was not an irresistible passion; what I wanted, at all costs, was to escape the monotony of life.
Pierre Bonnard
What I want people to realize is that there is enough inside them, that everything that they really need in order to feel a sense of aliveness and creativity is already inside. And not only is it inside them, but if they allow it they will have an interesting life.
Michele Cassou
For us, creativity means thinking about the lives of our audience and how to connect with them.
Anna Wintour
The opportunity to live and experience life inspires me. Watching others not take it for granted inspires me. Using time to create something timeless through creativity and proactivity inspires me.
Malcolm Goodwin
One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is to embrace the idea of spurring creativity by letting hundreds of flowers bloom. I’ve never seen that lead to anything other than cynicism and hundreds of dead flowers.
Scott D. Anthony
If you’re going to create, create a lot. Creativity is not like playing the slot machines, where failure to win means you go home broke. With creativity, if you don’t win, you’re usually no worse off than if you hadn’t played.
Scott Adams
I always loved art shows at schools. My friends with kids would go, and I would go with them. It’s some of my favorite art… It’s more about creativity than the grand statement of an agenda.
Actors, writers, directors – that triumvirate of creativity – we have to rely and trust each other to be able to get to the final product.
Bryan Cranston
Beautiful objects, ideas, even beautiful people all share the power to lift the spirits and motivate creativity while at the same time soothing the soul.
Thomas Kinkade
Art without emotion its like chocolate cake without sugar. It makes you gag.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective.
William J. Clinton
There is no such thing as talent, only awareness.
Chogyam Trungpa
Properly practiced creativity MUST result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent.
William Bernbach
I love being on stage if I’m not on a set. If I’m at home, I’m usually in my office editing or reconstructing my website or whatever it may be. I just love putting creativity into a performance.
Dane Cook
I don’t know if I’ve got the capacity for all of the creativity that I want to put out there, which is annoying and frustrating – it’s kinda like torture.
Paolo Nutini
Creativity is what helps me escape a lot of my inner demons.
Demi Lovato
But if you can expand that consciousness, make it grow, then when you read about that book, you’ll have more understanding; when you look out, more awareness; when you wake up, more wakefulness; as you go about your day, more inner happiness.
David Lynch
Creativity is not enough… the skill of the true artist is to show the real in the light of the ideal and so transfigure it.
Roger Scruton
Together with Adobe, we’re committed to fostering creativity and a culture of teamwork for our shared customers so they can unlock the opportunities of today’s rapidly evolving workplace.
Peggy Johnson
Something happens to our creativity as we go through the education process; most of us lose touch with it.
Anthony Browne
When any creativity becomes useful, it is sucked into the vortex of commercialism, and when a thing becomes commercial, it becomes the enemy of man.
Arthur Miller
Any joy, creativity or wisdom our next moment brings will ensue from the way we live our present one.
Susan L. Taylor
You are full of potential. You are overflowing with creativity. There’s nothing in your heart that you cannot accomplish.
Joel Osteen
All creativity is a work in progress.
Dean Cavanagh
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
Leonardo da Vinci
It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
W. Somerset Maugham
One is not really a photographer until preoccupation with learning has been outgrown and the camera in his hands is an extension of himself. This is where creativity begins.
Carl Mydans
When I ask for help with my creativity, I get it.
Julia Cameron
As sounds in a musical composition can be used not to express physical objects but ideas, emotions, harmonies, rhythmic orders and most any expression of the human mind and spirit, so light can be used visually to express the mind and spirit.
Wynn Bullock
Creative things have to sell to get acknowledged as such.
Steve Wozniak
I’ve always thought it was important not to attach too much superstition to the space where you’re writing, because once you get into the mindset that you can only do it a certain way in a certain place, your creativity can get blocked.
Sadie Jones
And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you can’t be creating anything with less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
All gardeners need to know when to accept something wonderful and unexpected, taking no credit except for letting it be.
Allen Lacy
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Herman Melville
In my mind, creativity is consciousness.
RJ Cyler
I think it’s important for whatever you are doing, even if it’s a collection, to seek outside advice. If your world becomes too insular, it limits your creativity.
Georgina Chapman
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be… The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Could I have worked under a system where there were Draconian controls on my creativity, meaning budget, time, script choices, etc.? Definitely not. I would have fared poorly under the old studio system that guys like Howard Hawks did so well in. I cannot.
Michael Mann
But, it takes some of the characters to some very dark places, and they start doing things that they might not do, if they were in regular circumstances. Their true humanity comes out – the good and the bad. Something else that was fun was that every director would come in so excited to go with their own creativity.
Kyra Zagorsky
I think that that’s why artists make art – it is difficult to put into words unless you are a poet. What it takes is being open to the flow of universal creativity. The Zen artists knew this.
Alex Grey
A bit of conversational sex makes a pleasant climate for creative effort.
Anita Loos
Today, peace means the ascent from simple coexistence to cooperation and common creativity among countries and nations.
Mikhail Gorbachev
It takes a lot of energy and creativity to make such screwed up lives carry on. And the kind of will people have to survive, year after year, dealing with that stuff, is weirdly impressive.
Jon McGregor
I have two questions for you: What do you need to make your creativity shine through? Why do you keep ignoring it?
Lauren Artress
When we’re awake in our bodies and sense, the world comes alive. Wisdom, creativity, and love are discovered as we relax and awaken through our bodies.
Tara Brach
Life is at its best when
love, money, and creativity
are growing in harmony.
Gay Hendricks
The big treasury is an ocean of infinite creativity. It’s a creativity that creates everything that is a thing – it’s mighty powerful creativity.
David Lynch
A man without imagination is like a bird without wings.
Wilhelm Raabe
Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.
Deepak Chopra
The one thing about my life that’s different from others is that I wake up for no one, and for some reason, that’s just good for your creativity.
Douglas Coupland
Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist.
Thomas M. Disch
Creativity was born out of necessity because I didn’t have many things to play with.
Ann Makosinski
Creativity, my students learn, is as natural a function of the mind as breathing or digestion are natural functions of the body.
John Kao
There cannot be creation without a lot of energy.
Emil Nolde
Creativity is dynamic, it asserts life, frees the human spirit, conquers mental lassitude and illness, and makes real the outrageous potential of the universal imagination.
Robert Genn
Only work with projects you love. That will make your creativity blend with your vitality, and the project will create itself.
Lisa Langseth
In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it.
Julia Cameron
We are not alone and we all have ample creativity within us if we just trust it.
Agapi Stassinopoulos
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create. Just on the other side of creativity is the nuthouse – and I often notice people looking at me strangely when I am talking out loud, but there is no other way.
Jeanette Winterson
If you believe you have a foolproof system, you’ve failed to take into consideration the creativity of fools.
Frank Abagnale
I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
Septima Poinsette Clark
If we talk about literacy, we have to talk about how to enhance our children’s mastery over the tools needed to live intelligent, creative, and involved lives.
Danny Glover
The creative conquest of space will serve as a wonderful substitute for war.
James Smith McDonnell
Creativity is much better when it’s free. Someone can take it and sell it if that’s what it needs, and from that standpoint, you have to have a label. If you could make your music and just give it away and somehow make a living – that would be the best scenario.
Matthew Sweet
the creative mind is as delicately balanced as the needle trembling in a compass; the presence of antagonistic metal deflects it instantly.
Grace S. Richmond
Creativity takes courage.
Henri Matisse
The intuitive wisdom that comes from your infinite mind can add to your creativity, success and well-being, and can take you to the threshold of enlightenment.
Frederick Lenz
Every creativity has a motive. Either one does it for money, for fame, or for passion. My energies go out for passion.
Varun Dhawan
The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization.
Otto Rank
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
Marie Antoinette
Creativity is basically subversive. . . .
Dan Wieden
Creativity is very selfish. Scandalously so, in fact.
Athol Fugard
I’m not religious, but by nature I am spiritual. I’m an artist, and creativity seems to go hand in hand with spirituality. But I have a knee-jerk reaction against organized religions. Actually, I have knee-jerk reactions against anything that’s organized.
Nikki Sixx
If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
Pablo Picasso
The fact is that creativity is everywhere. It’s just about the way that you look at things.
Ginevra Elkann
To lose faith in oneself is to cease to create; to cease to create is to cease to exist.
Alice Tisdale Hobart
The creative instincts, the love force must be nourished with every beat of our hearts until they overbalance the destructive instincts.
Gladys Taber
China restricts the society’s freedom of speech. The Communist Party imposes these limits because it lacks confidence towards the future and has no ideals. Nowadays, China is experiencing the detrimental effects of such decisions. Its citizens have no creativity.
Ai Weiwei
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
Ansel Adams
I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era.
David Amram
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?
Karen Horney
Business has only two basic functions – marketing and innovation.
Peter Drucker
The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
Ray Bradbury
True creativity is impossible without some measure of passion.
Teresa Amabile
It’s a shame that creativity and sloth look exactly the same.
Louise Penny
Creativity thrives best when constrained.
Marissa Mayer
Traditional models of work only let us cross out the needs on the very bottom of the pyramid – basic sustenance. On the flipside, independent employment within the network of the new sharing economy addresses our needs for a sense of community and belonging, autonomy and respect, creativity and problem solving.
Leah Busque
Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it.
Oprah Winfrey
The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right-doing. If we can answer ‘yes’ to the question. ‘Is my self-worth as strong as my self-critic?’ then we are ready to engage our creative expression.
Angeles Arrien
When we are at ease, our bodies work efficiently, our minds settle, and space opens up for us to connect to our intuition, creativity, and sense of connectedness.
Tara Stiles
The most valuable “currency” of any organization is the initiative and creativity of its members. Every leader has the solemn moral responsibility to develop these to the maximum in all his people. This is the leader’s highest priority.
W. Edwards Deming
The Eeyore Educational System sees childhood as a waste of time, a luxury that society cannot afford . . . Put children in school at the earliest age possible; load them down with homework; take away their time, their creativity, their play, their power; then plug them into machines.
Benjamin Hoff
I love the game. I want to see creativity. I want to see great goals. I want ‘Wow!’
Guy Lafleur
Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value.
Ferdinand Foch
My body and its condition are a barometer that is always trying to tell me which direction to go for my maximum creativity, health and fulfillment. And, because I’m human, I get off track now and again but I can always get back on.
Christiane Northrup
Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits.
Edward de Bono
Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination that swirls in the depths of the mind.
Robert Toth
A society’s competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.
Albert Einstein
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
e. e. cummings
Creativity isn’t far away, or outside of you. It’s an inner movement, a heart-shift, a joy making its way out of your throat or hands or feet. So go for it. No one’s watching. The payoff is magnificent.
Margo Jefferson
This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.
Neil Gaiman
You know, this country today, it seems to me – it’s about fear. And it shouldn’t be about fear. It should be about hope and optimism and creativity and accepting a challenge and being a moral leader and being a great nation.
Tom Vilsack
Lincoln said that the Patent Office adds the flame of interest to the light of creativity. And that is why we need to improve the effectiveness of our Patent Office.
Jay Inslee
Vision is the true creative rhythm.
Robert Delaunay
If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.
Susanne Katherina Langer
Creativity is not an ability that you either have or do not have. It is, for example, and this may surprise you, absolutely unrelated to IQ, provided you’re intelligent above a certain minimal level.
John Cleese
Mystery is at the heart of creativity. As creative channels, we need to trust the darkness.
Julia Cameron
The straight line is godless and immoral. The straight line is not a creative line, it is a duplicating line, an imitating line.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Creativity is good and whatever. But if the children don’t know how to read, I don’t care how creative you are. You’re not doing your job.
Michelle Rhee
Creativity is more than mere imagination. It is imagination inseparably coupled with both intent and effort.
Alex Faickney Osborn
The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.
Henry Moore
Art lives where absolute freedom is, because where it is not, there can be no creativity.
Bruce Lee
The artist is a strange being. I think it’s safe to say that a real artist is conscious of having a personal singularity that is partly a blessing and partly a curse. An artist enjoys and suffers from isolation. As solitude, isolation can nurture. It can also destroy.
Peter Schjeldahl
Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers’ ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.
Ron Kind
Creativity is one of the most important brain functions in developing youth. It is the ultimate road to invention. I believe it is really important to both nurture and encourage this in children – and adults, too!
Sarah Michelle Gellar
The artist’s experience lies so unbelievably close to the sexual, to its pain and its pleasure, that the two phenomena are really just different forms of one and the same longing and bliss.
Rainer Maria Rilke
As an artist, let the creativity be the priority as often as you can, even though we all understand that there are bills to pay. My favorite artists are those who have always kept a strong creative image and their vision for their art at the forefront.
Yukimi Nagano
Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage – or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the right fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act.
Julia Cameron
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
Albert Einstein
We need imagination in programming, not sterility; creativity, not imitation; experimentation, not conformity; excellence, not mediocrity. Television is filled with creative, imaginative people. You must strive to set them free.
Newton N. Minow
I have asked a lot of my emotions-one hundred and twenty stories. The price was high, right up with Kipling, because there was one little drop of something, not blood, not a tear, not my seed, but me more intimately than these, in every story, it was the extra I had. Now it has gone and I am just like you now.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Reading, conversation, environment, culture, heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them and you’ll find out how big a prize you’ve won.
Twyla Tharp
Creativity stands at the center of all education.
Bruno Bettelheim
We have a massive system to regulate creativity. A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms, going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying.
Lawrence Lessig
Creativity is not the possession of some special talent.
It’s about the willingness to play.
John Cleese
If you want people to perform better, you reward them, right? Bonuses, commissions, their own reality show. Incentivize them. […] But that’s not happening here. You’ve got an incentive designed to sharpen thinking and accelerate creativity, and it does just the opposite. It dulls thinking and blocks creativity.
Daniel H. Pink
I can be a little messy and wild and carefree with my creativity as a solo artist. In a group, there’s a certain structure, and everyone has a part to play, and being a solo artist, I can do as I please.
Dawn Richard
There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
Henri Bergson
Creativity springs from the yearning to be the fullness of who you are.
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Ram Dass
Man is never truly himself except when he is actively creating something.
Dorothy L. Sayers
You cannot love an employee into creativity, although you can … avoid his dissatisfactions with the way you treat him.
Frederick Herzberg
I think I have become a better writer since having children. It improves creativity, particularly because once you have children it makes you realise the story isn’t about you.
Louise Doughty
Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you.
Judith Jamison
For the most basic assumption that dictated my early attempts to respond to creative music commentary was the mistaken belief that western journalists had some fundamental understanding of black creativity—or even western creativity—but this assumption was seriously in error.
Anthony Braxton
Until we’re educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Bill Gates
If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities.
Lawrence Lessig
In dance, in composition, in sculpture, the experience is the same: we are more the conduit than the creator of what we express.
Julia Cameron
Where God’s presence is no longer a tenable proposition and where his absence is no longer a felt, indeed overwhelming weight, certain dimensions of thought and creativity are no longer attainable.
Rudolf Steiner
Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
Robert Evans
I believe that creativity comes from compromise. If you could have everything you ever wanted, it doesn’t always work.
Thomas Ian Nicholas
It is not certainty which is creative, but the uncertainty we are pledged to in our works.
Edmond Jabes
An idea is like a spark to creativity, which turns to a wild conflagration of thoughts, burning every ignorance. When the fire burns, the creative power is awake, and comes out to join the ideas in your head to bring out the hidden valuables the world never knew
Michael Bassey
Positivity opens us. The first core truth about positive emotions is that they open our hearts and our minds, making us more receptive and more creative.
Barbara Fredrickson
Any good business person applies financial discipline to everything they do. The movie business is and should be no different; I don’t believe you have to sacrifice creativity to have business success. To the contrary, great art requires discipline.
Paula Wagner
Never put off writing until you are better at it.
Gary Henderson
Creativity is a celebration of life… I am here! I love life! I love me! I can be anything! I can do anything!
Joseph C Zinker
My creativity is an entity unto its own.
Carole King
I love cooking shows! I’m not a bad cook myself, but I must say that I admire the creativity of those young chefs. It makes me jealous… and hungry.
Leila Slimani
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
Albert Camus
There’s need to be some sort of disturbance in your psyche for creativity to be sparked.
Damon Albarn
A creative moment is part of a longer creative process which, in turn, is part of a creative life.
Tom Wujec
Fear just crushes creativity, and if I let fear into the studio and into the songwriting, I was going to let it kill the artist inside of me.
Mark Foster
My own mum cared about Hollywood, and I didn’t. I wanted to act, and I loved the creativity of it, but I didn’t care for the lifestyle.
Drew Barrymore
If I weren’t performing, I’d be a beauty editor or a therapist. I love creativity, but I also love to help others. My mother was a hairstylist, and they listen to everyone’s problems – like a beauty therapist!
Beyonce Knowles
I’m always throwing out ideas, so it’s not creativity, it’s just volume.
Ben Huh
Creativity is connected to passion – that light inside that drives you.
Amy Poehler
The truth is, we have this idea that late night is about creativity and being cool, but that’s not our job. Our job is to get as many people watching the commercials in between our show. That’s the reality of it.
Jimmy Kimmel
Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.
Ed McCabe
Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.
Wayne Dyer
Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.
Ralph W. Gerard
I think people place limitations on each other and on ourselves. There is a great fear of expressing ourselves, of making creativity happen.
Yoko Ono
. . . a basic law: the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for. This, of course, is a fact. Thankfulness does tend to reproduce in kind. The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity.
Norman Vincent Peale
Once we decided to do a tower in New York, it had to say something about our group, reflecting the mix of modernity and creativity in our organization. It’s a symbol.
Bernard Arnault
My parents would tell us to go outside and play or to do creative stuff, but television was very limited. So we used our own creativity to entertain ourselves. We were out in the woods a lot making huts and playing horses.
Jan Brett
What we do now is to be valued – but we need to do more, so that it’s more exciting to other people, and therefore that excitement shines back on us and we’re able to have the energy to do more, to widen our creativity.
Siobhan Davies
When I was growing up, This is Spinal Tap [1984] was the ultimate comedy, and it was the kind of thing I wanted to do. But you get to a point with parody where you can’t go much further because ultimately it’s feeding off of somebody else’s creativity.
Ben Stiller
The body, in ‘La Belle Noiseuse,’ was the source of the artist’s creativity.
Emmanuelle Beart
What is perfection, anyway? It’s the death of creativity.
Diane Keaton
Solitude is independence.
Hermann Hesse
Words that do not match deeds are not important.
Che Guevara
Creativity starts with a little touch of insanity and culminates with the highest trust on its beauty, but throughout it maintains the hands of originality,humanity and ALMIGHTY.
Common Core reminds us what testing can do right. Modeled on standards of the world’s education superpowers, questions demand critical thinking and creativity. Students are asked to write at length, show their work, and explain their reasoning.
Wendy Kopp
We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies – in the minds of those closest to the work.
Jack Welch
Computing lets people express their creativity and unlock solutions, and code is computing’s universal language. All young people, including girls, deserve to be fluent in the language of the future.
Gabe Newell
I think the idea of art kills creativity.
Douglas Adams
You are creative. Your creativity may be in a deep sleep, but it is there. All you have to do is wake it up and put it to use.
Kevin Eikenberry
I’m great at a deathbed. I’ve never given tranquillisers or psychiatric medicine. I’ve given love and fun and creativity and passion and hope, and these things ease suffering.
Patch Adams
A culture that values only what has succeeded before, where the first rule of success is that there must be something ‘measured’ and counted, is not a culture that will sustain alternatives to market-driven ‘creativity.
Sue Halpern
Creativity seldom thrives in an atmosphere of great discipline or scrutiny. That’s one reason we tend not to want our leaders to get too creative.
Timothy Noah
Creativity sometimes needs the protection of darkness, of being ignored. That is very obvious in the natural tendency many artists and writers have not to show their paintings or writings before they are finished.
Marie-Louise von Franz
A creativity that comes out of meditative innocence, of meditative purity. And a real creator is possible only through meditation.
Duct tape is not a perfect solution to anything. But with a little creativity, in a pinch, it’s an adequate solution to just about everything.
Jamie Hyneman
I was listening to Jimi Hendrix; I just admire his artistry and creativity as an artist.
LL Cool J
I’ve never written a song about DNA or anything that I work on. But I just think that DIY aspect, and the creativity and the belonging and acceptance is what drew me in.
Milo Aukerman
When creativity melds together with global issues, I believe you can bring the world together.
Virgil Abloh
As I review the nature of the creative drive in the inventive scientists that have been around me, as well as in myself, I find the first event is an urge to make a significant intellectual contribution that can be tangible embodied in a product or process.
Edwin Land
I wish we had all been born birds instead.
Kurt Vonnegut
Companies like Google and Facebook may offer jobs allowing or requiring imagination and creativity, but the whole of Silicon Valley accounts for only 3 percent of national income and a smaller percentage of national employment.
Edmund Phelps
Creativity is not the cleverВ rearrangingВ of the known.
Viola Spolin
The first steps of a creative act are like groping in the dark: random and chaotic, feverish and fearful, a lot of busy-ness with no apparent or definable end in sight.
Twyla Tharp
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
John F. Kennedy
Creativity isn’t about the advantage or disadvantage of a specific time or culture. Creativity is something that comes internally from a human being having a genuine mistrust of rules. And that may be the constant. It’s almost like there’s some rebellion in it.
Paula Scher
For me, it’s always been one of my pet peeves to keep people engaged and talking, and just always being interested in what I have going on. To keep the level of creativity always turned up to the max.
I used to trade stocks online, and I kind of felt gross, like, all I’m doing is making money off other people’s creativity, and I’m not creating anything myself.
Nathan Fielder
I feel like we are at a time of great creativity if we choose to embrace it as such, if we choose to engage the will of our imaginations and imagine another way of being in the world.
Terry Tempest Williams
I feel all things as dynamic events, being, changing, and interacting with each other in space and time even as I photograph them.
Wynn Bullock
When you are completely absorbed or caught up in something, you become oblivious to things around you, or to the passage of time. It is this absorption in what you are doing that frees your unconscious and releases your creative imagination.
Rollo May
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Dr. Seuss
I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There’s where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge.
Richard M. Daley
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Pablo Picasso
What we have done with No Child Left Behind is squeeze the creativity out of the classroom because teachers have begun to just teaching to the test.
Claire McCaskill
The aspects of a thing that are most important to us are hidden to us because of their simplicity and familiarity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
No matter what you are currently able to do, creativity can make you capable of more.
John C. Maxwell
We need to make the world safe for creativity and intuition, for it’s creativity and intuition that will make the world safe for us.
Edgar Mitchell
If you stick in the business of being creative, you get hurt. And creative disappointment seems so much harder to take than any other kind. But if you’re not prepared to get hurt like that, life can be pretty boring. I think I’m going to keep on going.
Chuck Barris
Create or perish is the eternal mandate of nature. Be constructive or become frustrated is an equal demand. You cannot escape the conclusion that whatever this thing is which is seeking expression through everything, it can find satisfactory outlet only through constructive and life-giving creativeness.
Ernest Holmes
In order to reclaim America’s ‘creativity’ differentiator, we must be able to provide businesses with a workforce of imaginative employees who will pave the way to a new future. It is time to transform our educational system in America to embrace and nurture creativity as a core value.
Larry R. Thompson
We are creators, just like the one who created us. And we are always expressing our creativity, with or without awareness.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Creativity is an infinitely renewable resource – you are not going to run out of it – so don’t be afraid to use it.
Biz Stone
You create your future with the power of your intention. Intention is simply the conscious act of determining your future now. Health, harmony in relationships, happiness, money, creativity, and love will come to you in the future, based on your intentions now. Intend every day and create your future life.
Rhonda Byrne
Creativity comes from constraint.
Biz Stone
Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso
People are judged continuously everywhere on the most intimate level by the prices on their head. Most of them accept the judgment. It’s very hard to have self-respect, or to maintain a state of creativity under these conditions.
Michael Ventura
Seve was one of the most talented and exciting golfers to ever play the game. His creativity and inventiveness on the golf course may never be surpassed. His death came much too soon.
Tiger Woods
Creative people are curious, flexible, and independent with a tremendous spirit and a love of play.
Henri Matisse
The inhibitor of creativity isn’t potential it’s fear. We worry about saying the wrong thing or looking foolish so we govern our imagination.
Josh Linkner
The biggest thing I’m seeing – and I have to be careful what I say here – is that people are tired of the old guard and the familiar brands. They’re looking for more individuality and creativity, and that’s coming out of this whole new wave of younger brands: Thom Browne, Michael Bastian, Robert Geller, myself.
Simon Spurr
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter Drucker
True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.
Eckhart Tolle
Poetry arrived in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where it came from, from winter or a river. I don’t know how or when.
Pablo Neruda
Only a man of inner silences becomes a creator. And we need more and more creative people in the world. Their very creativity, their very silence, their very love, their very peace will be the only way to protect this beautiful planet.
I learned…that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.
Brenda Ueland
One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
Edward de Bono
I think that the people who are the loudest about wanting to change you are the people with the least amount of vision and creativity.
Kate Upton
The Grateful Dead, they’re my best friends. Their message of hope, peace, love, teamwork, creativity, imagination, celebration, the dance, the vision, the purpose, the passion all of the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world.
Bill Walton
Irritation is a great source of energy and creativity.
Anita Roddick
What we need to do is really improve energy efficiency standards, develop in full scale renewable and alternative energy and use the one resource we have in abundance, our creativity.
Lois Capps
The process of creativity, absorbing aspects of life and channeling it into something shared or tangible – that’s my ideal brain food. The irony to this is that the more creative I have became, the less I listen to of other peoples music.
Richard Norris
Possessing a healthy imagination is a necessary ingredient for creativity.
Steve Vai
I don’t believe anything I write or say. I regard belief as a form of brain damage, the death of intelligence, the fracture of creativity, the atrophy of imagination. I have opinions but no Belief System (B.S.)
Robert Anton Wilson
Some people will like me and some won’t. So I might as well be myself, and then at least I’ll know that the people who like me, like me.
Hugh Prather
You combine hard work, creativity, and self-determination, and things start to happen.
Sophia Amoruso
Life in itself is an empty canvas; it becomes whatsoever you paint on it. You can paint misery, you can paint bliss. This freedom is your glory.
I just consider being one of the luckiest people in the sense that creativity came to me and it flowed.
Vidal Sassoon
I am interested in ideas, not merely in visual products.
Marcel Duchamp
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer
When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Originality and creativity are nothing but the result of the wise management of combinations. The creative genius combines more rapidly, and with a greater critical sense of what gets tossed out and what gets saved, the same material that the failed genius has to work with.
Umberto Eco
I get inspired by creativity, when people are together. You know what I mean, there’s a certain synergy when people work together.
Sasha Alexander
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
Albert Einstein
Google the name Prometheus, and see how often it has been given to innovations in many different fields, notably science, medicine and space exploration. The fire he stole can be seen, too, as the spark generating all artistic creativity.
Neil MacGregor
I’ve thought about the idea of, ‘Can happiness and creativity co-exist?’ So much of what I’ve done, I think, has been based on being dissatisfied or incomplete or lonely. The answer is, ‘There isn’t an answer, necessarily.
Conor Oberst
Creativity requires the freedom to consider ‘unthinkable’ alternatives, to doubt the worth of cherished practices. Every organization, every society is under the spell of assumptions so familiar that they are never questioned, least of all by those most intimately involved.
John W. Gardner
Using my imagination and creativity is exciting to me.
Jan de Bont
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
Deepak Chopra
Only you can prevent the genocide of the imagination.
Rob Brezsny
Absent the rapid mobilization of climate advocates at every level – and the pooling of all their energy, creativity, and resources into a coordinated, no-holds-barred campaign – we will soon be crossing the threshold into climate hell.
Ross Gelbspan
Creativity is the power to reject the past, to change the status quo, and to seek new potential. Simply put, aside from using one’s imagination – perhaps more importantly – creativity is the power to act.
Ai Weiwei
Every woman has the power to seduce the world with her
uniqueness, passion and creativity.
Donna Karan
Self-censorship, whether known or unknown, is an unwelcome brake on creativity; it stifles self-expression and hence prevents a work from reaching the heights of great art.
Semir Zeki
B*tch: a reflection of people’s lack of creativity & inability to acknowledge & embrace a powerful woman; a woman who won’t comply.
Kelly Cutrone
With music and art, I can create the kind of world in which I wish to live.
Joseph Curiale
Everything around you can use. It’s like your tools and your material. Whether it’s in performing arts like dance, or visual arts, or poetry, a lot of those elements can come and help you, can trigger your creativity. But you have to be open, be aware, and you have to be ready to look.
Chath Piersath
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm
The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes.
Haridas Chaudhuri
I have two younger sisters, and it was a family full of creativity.
Peter Heller
To be willing to suffer in order to create is one thing; to realize that one’s creation necessitates one’s suffering, that suffering is one of the greatest of God’s gifts, is almost to reach a mystical solution of the problem of evil.
J. W. N. Sullivan
I like the creativity of planning a party, or cooking and taking care of people, creating a memorable meal or event.
Martina McBride
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
Alan Alda
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it ‘creative observation.’ Creative viewing.
William S. Burroughs
Some movies bring out the creativity in you. Every single audience member can become creative in the face of a particular movie. If you happen to like my films, it’s because my films provide a bed for you on which you can find your creativity. The Hollywood movies do not provide that for you.
Abbas Kiarostami
A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
Charles Kettering
Somehow, the process of making movies conventionally can dampen creativity because you’ve got to wait in line to do everything the way it’s supposed to be, particularly with actors who are just hanging out waiting for the call.
David MacKenzie
I didn’t grow up with money; I didn’t come from a rich family. But what fashion gave me was an escape into a world of creativity: if I couldn’t afford that Junior Gaultier jacket, then I’d get one from the market and customise it.
Edward Enninful
I learned that creativity is all about being frustrated.
Sydney Pollack
What we need is a strong education system that allows creativity to grow and encourages students to be interested in science and technology.
Frances Arnold
Creativity requires a lot of pass/fail/start again and it is often hard on the psyche.
Henry Rollins
You can’t just give someone a creativity injection. You have to create an environment for curiosity and a way to encourage people and get the best out of them.
Ken Robinson
A critic is not a creative artist, is a commenter, a midwife of creativity, but not creative himself.
Terry Teachout
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
R. Buckminster Fuller
When you care about people’s happiness and productivity, you give them what brings out the best in them and their creativity. And if you give them a choice, they’ll say, ‘I want an iPhone,’ or ‘I want a Mac.’ We think we can win a lot of corporate decisions at that level.
Tim Cook
Entrepreneurism is simply taking nothing, applying talent, brains, financial creativity and hustle, and turning that into something.
Brock Pierce
Withhold no good impulse. You may fear that you will run to excess and squander too much, but those feelings are born of fear. In God’s reality, the more you give of yourself-in feeling, generosity, self-expression, goodness, creativity, and love-the more you will be given.
Deepak Chopra
I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.
Joichi Ito
Uncertainty is the fertile ground of pure creativity and freedom.
Deepak Chopra
I was very shy and I was very introverted as a kid, but whenever I set foot on stage, I kind of opened up, and I think a lot of kids need an outlet to express their creativity. And a lot of kids are scared to do that if there’s not a safe environment for that.
Jeremy Jordan
We cannot will to have insights. We cannot will to have creativity, but we can will to give ourselves to the creative experience with intensity of dedication and commitment.
Rollo May
Gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the universe.
Neale Donald Walsch
God is waiting for the response of our freedom. Our own choice, our own creativity, is essential to the drama, and this makes the world a drama fraught with real peril.
Stratford Caldecott
When the ‘weaker’ of the two brains (right and left) is stimulated and encouraged to work in cooperation with the stronger side, the end result is a great increase in overall ability and … often five to ten times more effectiveness.
Robert E. Ornstein
A great deal of creativity is about pattern recognition, and what you need to discern patterns is tons of data. Your mind collects that data by taking note of random details and anomalies easily seen every day: quirks and changes that, eventually, add up to insights.
Margaret Heffernan
Only the rare expands our minds, only as we shudder in the face of a new force do our feelings increase. Therefore the extraordinary is always the measure of all greatness. And the creative element always remains the value superior to all others and the mind superior to our minds.
Stefan Zweig
Very few people are accepted as creative: A few painters, a few poets – one in a million. This is foolish! Every human being is a born creator. Watch children and you will see: all children are creative. By and by, we destroy their creativity.
Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.
Irving Fisher
Creativity is mistakes.
Grayson Perry
Human creativity is the ultimate economic resource.
Richard Florida
The act of creation is a kind of ritual. The origins of art and human existence lie hidden in this mystery of creation. Human creativity reaffirms and mystifies the power of ‘life.
Keith Haring
Let me fall. Let me climb. There’s a moment where fear and dream must collide.
Josh Groban
Seek simplicity, and distrust it.
Alfred North Whitehead
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It’s a very hard thing for all of us to accept ourselves at all the different stages – the horrible side, the wonderful side, the adorable side – and who you are as a grownup. And then to bring what you learned as a child to that grownup: that is the magic of creativity.
Ellen Greene
If you work on your creativity, you deepen your spirituality. And if you work on your spirituality, you deepen your creativity.
Julia Cameron
There is little in the architecture of a city that is more beautifully designed than a tree.
Jaime Lerner
I find that stability is good for my creativity.
Ellen Forney
The ’60s was a magical time in the music business. So much creativity and talent. I think a lot of it came from the fact that we had grown up before rock n’ roll. We listened to all the great songwriters and big bands, songs with great lyrics and melodies. I think that really influenced everybody.
Frankie Valli
The spark of a genius exists in the brain of the truly creative man from the hour of his birth. True genius is always inborn and never cultivated, let alone learned.
Adolf Hitler
This is the extraordinary thing about creativity: If just you keep your mind resting against the subject in a friendly but persistent way, sooner or later you will get a reward from your unconscious.
John Cleese
I really believe that cultivating creativity, as a general principle, is about managing your energy.
Caroline Ghosn
Because IQ tests favor memory skills and logic, overlooking artistic creativity, insight, resiliency, emotional reserves, sensory gifts, and life experience, they can’t really predict success, let alone satisfaction.
Diane Ackerman
In the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, from the prison of past conditioning. Uncertainty is the fertile ground of creativity and freedom.
Deepak Chopra
People talk about this often in the art world. The press releases have reached a level of absurdity and creativity – creative absurdity – that has completely detached from its intended object. It’s left reality behind long ago. It’s like something out of William Burroughs.
David Salle
I think we’re all born with a sense of humor. Creativity is another thing though.
John Cleese
We all fantasize about work that uses our creativity, is self-directed, happens during the hours we choose, and occurs in an attractively lit setting with fascinating people – you know, jobs like women have on TV.
Sandra Tsing Loh
Fear causes people to draw back from situations. It brings on mediocrity, it dulls creativity, it sets one up to be a loser in life.
Fran Tarkenton
You may stifle your creativity by learning too much about processes that should be spontaneous and automatic.
Damon Knight
Creativity is the firing of my soul.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I don’t really care what someone’s background is; creativity can come from any background.
Jarvis Cocker
I do think the internet has killed the mystery of the planet. It’s removed the pain, the passion, and the struggle – I firmly believe they’re all part of creativity.
Don Letts
A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankinds heritage.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning…. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.
Marion Woodman
All creative art is magic , is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar and surprising, for the edification of mankind , pinned down by the conditions of its existence to the earnest consideration of the most insignificant tides of reality .
Joseph Conrad
I’m fascinated with design. I realized early that I had no talent in that direction, but I love talking with architects and designers about what they do. I appreciate applied creativity as a source of pleasure and meaning.
Alex Steffen
Successful people engage that creative part of their minds and ask, “Well, I wonder how else I can look at this problem? I wonder how else I could deal with this decision? I wonder what other possibilities I have there?”
Jim Rohn
I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.
Paul Wellstone
A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.
Catherine the Great
Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naive at the same time… Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Creativity is the antidote to destruction.
Trey Anastasio
But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
William Julius Wilson
Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress.
Theodore Levitt
Now death is with us in such abundance and hovers over us in so massive a form that we don’t have time to invent a mythology, nor is our creativity directed toward same. Now it’s to prevent death.
Rod Serling
In my own life, I share my home with works by artists like Elizabeth Murray, Martin Puryear, Jackie Windsor and so many others, whose creativity is clear and fresh and compelling; the works break through the usual, and they inspire creativity; they inspire responses and understanding.
Agnes Gund
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To live creatively free, do what you know how to do now, then ‘act as if’ you know how to do the rest.
Katharine Hepburn
My creativity comes from an unhoned place, if ‘unhoned’ is a word.
Monica Lewinsky
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Albert Einstein
Creativity has to start somewhere, and we are true believers in the power of bracing, candid feedback, and the iterative process – reworking, reworking, and reworking again until a flawed story finds its through line or a hollow character finds its soul.
Edwin Catmull
Creativity means believing you have greatness.
Wayne Dyer
Creativity Is a fancy word for the work we have to do by Friday.
David Ogilvy
Mel Alexenberg offers a scintillating experiment in creativity. His work is an invitation to deepen your spiritual sensibilities as you extend your imagination.
Jan Phillips
Your priority has to be the creativity – and build a brand. That’s what everybody did – Balenciaga, Dior, Saint Laurent. That’s the smart thing to do.
Nicolas Ghesquiere
All preaching should be as creative as we can make it. We’ve been entrusted with such a treasure. To have anywhere from 50 to 5000 people who give us 30 minutes of their time to hear whatever we want to say – I think they deserve all the creativity that we can give.
Max Lucado
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.
Bill Gates
Creativity is discontent translated into arts.
Eric Hoffer
Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: ‘Here are our monsters,’ without immediately turning the monsters into pets.
Jacques Derrida
Leave this world a little better than you found it.
Robert Baden-Powell
I think that a lot of people just don’t understand creativity.
Swizz Beatz
It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.
Friedrich Schiller
I try and reduce myself to an almost blank slate and hope to God that I am creative.
Ben Kingsley
In the creative state a man is taken out of himself.
E. M. Forster
As time goes on we become old, the future contracts, the past expands…But by future we don’t just mean the years ahead; we always mean as well the plenitude of possibilities which challenge our creativity…In confrontation with the future we can become young if we accept the future’s challenges.
JГјrgen Moltmann
I made a creativity out of that messiness.
Marc Almond
Held in the palms of thousands of disgruntled people over the centuries have been ideas worth millions – if they only had taken the first step and then followed through.
Robert M. Hayes
You can’t take a character anywhere they don’t expect the character to go. But within those confines is where creativity lies
Richard Price
Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
Cecil B. DeMille
We use a lot of creativity and new technology, cutting edge things to use in our church, but really what it comes down to is God changing a life.
Kerry Shook
More of your brain is involved when reading than it is when you watch television… because you are supplying just about everything… you’re a creator.
Margaret Atwood
All the creativity books in the world aren’t going to help you if you’re unwilling to have lousy, lame, and even dangerously bad ideas.
Seth Godin
All dreams reflect inborn creativity and ability to face and solve life’s problems.
Jeremy Taylor
Every improvement or innovation begins with an idea. But an idea is only a possibility – a small beginning that must be nurtured, developed, engineer, tinkered with, championed, tested, implemented and checked ideas have no value until they are implemented.
Alan Robinson
We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.
Bill Hicks
You and I are stymied in our own creativity. We can only create as sub-creators, and even then our best work is only sub-creation.
Matt Chandler
It is a sign of my mother’s determination, confidence, and creativity that more than 50 years after launching the renowned Ebony Fashion Fair show, her timeless sense of style endures as a guidepost for today’s fashion-loving women.
Linda Johnson Rice
I find it so much easier to be creatively free at night. Daytime is for sleeping. Nighttime is the best time for making art. The later at night it gets the further into another world you go.
Mark Ryden
The differences between people need not act as barriers that wound, harm and drive us apart. Rather, these very differences among cultures and civilizations should be valued as manifestations of the richness of our shared creativity.
Daisaku Ikeda
The road to enlightenment is paved with authenticity, not imitation.
Alan Cohen
For you to be able to rap fast and fit many words into a bar, that’s what rap is about, the showmanship. That’s the thing we’re kind of losing now. I’m not saying that the music now is horrible. I mean, I don’t listen to it. The showmanship and creativity in rap is what made it special and what made it different.
Cakes da killa
Designers must educate the public that design is about strategy, not decoration. However, such attempts are repeatedly undermined by a design world hooked on competitions and awards ceremonies that celebrate creativity instead of strategy results and sustainability.
David Berman
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein
An established company which, in an age demanding innovation, is not able to innovation, is doomed to decline and extinction.
Peter Drucker
The job of taste was to thin the insane torrent of human creativity down to manageable levels. But the job of appetite was never to be happy with taste.
Richard Powers
Being a creation of Man, art re-creates Man.
Naum Gabo
In schools giving students a full education, not to create great artists but about the right to have full expression and imagination and creativity, along with an acknowledgement that everybody learns differently. You try and you fail and you try again. All those skills are useful in the workplace, too.
Damian Woetzel
Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
Edward de Bono
My creativity thrives with limitations.
Ransom Riggs
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
Pablo Picasso
Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.
William Shatner
Invention strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come from nothing.
Joshua Reynolds
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do you drink?” “Of course,I just said I was a writer.
Stephen King
Now in creative thought common sense is a bad master. Its sole criterion for judgement is that the new ideas shall look like the old ones. In other words it can only work by suppressing originality.
Alfred North Whitehead
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Tom Stoppard
The Nobel Prizes are much more than awards to scholars; they are a celebration of civilization, of mankind, and of what makes humans unique – that is their intellect from which springs creativity.
Stanley B. Prusiner
The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.
James A. Yorke
I don’t see myself as a hero because what I’m doing is self-interested: I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.
Edward Snowden
This idea of artistry, this idea of creativity… Ultimately, it has to be just real talk. We have to give a common way for people to access the world around them – even just words and terminology that we know are representative of the future.
Eli Russell Linnetz
I’m a person of change and I must be honest to my artistry and my creativity. That’s part of the word ‘jazz’… it’s an adventure.
Maynard Ferguson
In terms of creativity, both are equally satisfying. Music album is for yourself, where you compose songs and stuff like that, and in films, you have a story, characters, and songs penned by someone else.
Mohit Chauhan
Phases of the creative process: Preparation-gathering impressions Incubation-letting go of certainties Immersion/Illumination-creative intervention/risk Revision-conscious structuring and editing of creative material.
Gail Sheehy
[Smart] is an elusive concept. There’s a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To ask an insightful question. To relate to domains that may not seem connected at first. A certain creativity that allows people to be effective.
Bill Gates
It’s hard to be fully creative without structure and constraint. Try to paint without a canvas. Creativity and freedom are two sides of the same coin. I like the best of both worlds. Want freedom? Get organized. Want to get organized? Get creative.
David Allen
Creativity is the key for any child with dyslexia, or for anyone for that matter. Then you can think outside of the box. Teach them anything is attainable. Let them run with what you see is whatever they need to run with.
Orlando Bloom
Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
Abdul Kalam
I was always very academically focused when I was growing up, and music was something for which I really had no preconceptions or expectations for myself or really any rules. It kind of represented, at least for me, a divergent path of creativity and self-discovery.
K. Flay
I like the idea that people get engaged thinking about design, about creativity. I don’t see how it could possibly be bad.
Susan Orlean
Another word for creativity is courage.
Henri Matisse
The president is the face of the State of Israel around the world: not a representative of a specific ideology but of the collective creativity and history of the Jewish people.
Reuven Rivlin
Meditation has been a big change for me in a super-positive way. I see the result and strength and clarity – even my creativity is different and more connected. It might be 10 minutes a day; it might be 20 minutes a day. But every day in this crazy world, it’s a sense of peace and purpose.
Alicia Keys
It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer industry’s decline in vision, idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes more and more important and prosperous.
Robert Shea
You should empower the creativity of others.
Brad Garlinghouse
In today’s work arena, creativity may be more of an asset than competence.
Dan Miller
I think people associate genre and music style with creativity, but it’s all creativity regardless of what pipeline it comes down.
Aaron Gillespie
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
For me, couture is the kingdom of imagination, creativity and experimentation, and this is how I approach it. I do, however, remain pragmatic and realistic.
Giorgio Armani
I think fashion today is horrible. Just open your eyes and look! What’s good about it? There’s no originality. Here and there, there is, but in general, en masse, there’s very little creativity and very little originality. It’s kind of boring. Everybody looks alike. Everybody seems to strive to look alike.
Iris Apfel
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson
Where art is concerned, it is the process of creating – exploring, discovering, and experimenting — that has the greatest value. Through self-expression and creativity, children’s skills will develop naturally, and their ability to create will soar.
MaryAnn F. Kohl
We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance.
Benjamin Disraeli
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
M. Scott Peck
I’m a believer in just open, free-form creativity, and you never know the surprises that life has in store, and that, purely on a creative level, there’s no such thing as rules.
Josh Trank
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay
Creativity is narcissism. Creativity is falling in love with one’s self as you create. It’s self-indulgent.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs
Most research is a synthesis of problem solving and creativity.
Joan Z. Borysenko
Clear thinking at the wrong moment can stifle creativity.
Karl Lagerfeld
It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out-of-date.
Roger von Oech
When your Daemon is in charge, do not try to think consciously. Drift, wait, and obey.
Rudyard Kipling
Business isn’t some disembodied bloodless enterprise. Profit is fine – a sign that the customer honors the value of what we do. But “enterprise” ( a lovely word ) is about heart. About beauty. It’s about art. About people throwing themselves on the line. It’s about passion and the selfless pursuit of an ideal.
Tom Peters
To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
John H. Johnson
Difficult economic times, often spur great periods of creativity and invention.
Carisa Bianchi
Imagine what our culture would be like if Americans sold ideas, words, and books with the same creativity we use to sell designer jeans, shampoo, and rock stars. Why, we might end up with people whos attention span for the printed word is longer than the time it takes to read a T-shirt.
Jim Trelease
I have lived on a razors edge. So what if you fall off. I’d rather be doing something I wanted to do. I’d walk it again.
Georgia O’Keeffe
I just loved being in the theatre with all those crazy, creative people.
Kristin Davis
I don’t think that scheduling is uncreative. I think that structure is required for creativity.
Twyla Tharp
Sometimes, and I hate to say it, you do feel things are asked for in the most ludicrously unrealistic fashion. The time you are expected to make things in, and the money you are expected to make them for – that is the death of creativity. Just because some things can be made very cheaply does not mean everything can be.
Darren Boyd
We want to build things that encourage creativity and exploration. We’re working to build a company focused on sustainable, creative and fulfilling game development. It’s aimed at making a positive difference in our lives, as well as the lives of our people.
Robin Hunicke
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
Doris Lessing
Cultivating innovative thinking starts at the top. Leaders can foster a culture of innovation by encouraging creativity and experimenting with new ideas.
Lynne Doughtie
Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage.
Julia Cameron
I hope I haven’t grown up. The cliche for all artists is that you don’t want to lose that child inside. I think when you get sedentary and set in your ways, you can lose a lot of that spontaneity and creativity. I hope I’m holding on to that.
Catherine Hardwicke
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.
Ferran Adria
I’m trying to dismantle a stereotype that in order to live any kind of creative life, you have to be in torment and suffering. We’re addicted to this idea because it makes for good bio pics… but I actually think it’s better to live a life where you’re constantly exploring your curiosity and creativity.
Elizabeth Gilbert
We are building a brain trust of leading app talent. These are very highly regarded developers, and SGN is blessed to have them join to help build a great company that brings innovation, creativity, and joy to our users.
Shervin Pishevar
If all your peers understand what you’ve done, it’s not creative.
Henry Heimlich
until you learn that an artist cannot afford to scorn any phase of life that is human, you will never do great work.
Marjorie Benton Cooke
I prefer to be reclusive and private about my creation and then, once I’m finished, present it to people.
Liz Phair
So that’s where it differs for me now, it’s the creativity, versus, the raunchiness from back in the days. So I just try to be more creative nowadays.
If I have more creativity that I want to get out of me, I try to find other ways than pursuing solo records so much.
Black Francis
If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm.
Jim Gilmore
For the longest time I didn’t realize I was creative – I just thought I was strange.
Diane Ackerman
Whoever uses the spirit that is in him creatively is an artist. To make living itself an art, that is the goal.
Henry Miller
My husband’s family was terribly refined. Within their circle you could know Beethoven, but God forbid if you were Beethoven.
Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
We’re moving toward the kind of work world which has less security. But we hope it has more creativity and possibility of real engagement.
David Whyte
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
Paul Cezanne
It is true that writers often owe their most inspired thoughts, their most extraordinary phrases, to their generous typesetters, who assist their flights of fancy with so-called typographical errors.
E. T. A. Hoffmann
In the midst of all the chaos swirling through your brain, all the disorganization and impulsiveness, the condition (ADHD) also seems to trigger a certain kind of creativity.
David Neeleman
I certainly believe that creativity must be an experience. If I’m to steal time away from people, we should give them something to react to.
Nicolas Winding Refn
The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work
Steve Jobs
I love modeling, and I missed fashion and my friends and family in fashion and the creativity that I’m able to express through it. I didn’t feel I was getting enough of that through my acting.
Amber Valletta
Part book about creativity, part compendium of useful tidbits, quotations and research results, and part annotated bibliography, this is a wildly useful and highly entertaining resource.
Stephanie S. Tolan
I’m very organic in nature with my creativity. It just kind of wraps around me, or it’s a moment I have, a click of inspiration. It’s never calculated.
Jeremy Scott
Here are my strong reservations about the wave of computer networks. They isolate us from one another and cheapen the meaning of actual experience. They work against literacy and creativity. They undercut our schools and libraries.
Clifford Stoll
Creativity is a space for solitary longing, the desire to be elsewhere in space and time, to be in a new ideal world where life is as it should be.
Chenjerai Hove
Dare yourself to believe in your creativity, wherever it may lead you. Trust that where it leads, is exactly where you’re supposed to be. Your authentic self knows where you’re headed. Don’t wrestle with Spirit, collaborate with it.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Written reports stifle creativity.
Ross Perot
Just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you need to – restraint is something I admire. At the end of the day, it is still a battle between good vs. crap.
David Droga
Creativity has got to start with humanity.
Marilyn Monroe
I don’t understand why women journalists always ask women about motherhood? It’s far more important and interesting for women to talk about their work, their thoughts, their creativity and their individual identity.
Laetitia Casta
So much of our mythology around money centers on the illusion that if we had ‘more,’ we would be more comfortable and more able to access our creativity. But creativity and prosperity are spiritual matters, not fiscal ones.
Julia Cameron
A perfect God is the creation of a conceited man
Joyce Cary
I am a very, very fortunate and blessed guitar player to always be surrounded by musical monsters, so my life has been a nonstop jam session. I crave the musical adventure of sonic creativity and am powerfully inspired everytime I grab a guitar.
Ted Nugent
My feeling is that as far as creativity is concerned, isolation is required. Creation is embarrassing. For every new good idea you have, there are a hundred, ten thousand foolish ones.
Isaac Asimov
Creativity: that which wasn’t there before, but which can be made simply and completely.
Bruno Munari
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
Virginia Woolf
My life is a creative act–like a painting, or a concerto.
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Ram Dass
I think we’re returning to more of the original vibration of music and creativity through the removal of this distortion called the music industry. That’s where we’re heading. And it’ll cut out a lot of music if people ever expected to make money.
Jane Siberry
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow
I feel with ELP that I wasn’t making the most of my life and I wasn’t making the most of my creativity. I was marking time. I don’t want to do that. Life is to short.
Greg Lake
Animals feed themselves; men eat; but only wise men know the art of eating
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance.
Vincent Van Gogh
As the creative adult needs to toy with ideas, the child, to form his ideas, needs toys–and plenty of leisure and scope to play with them as he likes, and not just the way adults think proper. This is why he must be given this freedom for his play to be successful and truly serve him well.
Bruno Bettelheim
I guess I’d like to be known for being an innovator, fostering creativity, thinking outside the box. You know, keeping people playful.
Nolan Bushnell
I think of childhood as an explosion of creativity. For most people, growing up and earning a living means leaving all that behind. But an artist never leaves that behind. Edwin Mullhouse was my way of exploring the child as artist and, under the guise of childhood, something larger.
Steven Millhauser
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas.
Howard Aiken
Creativity is a by-product of hard work. If I never have another really new idea, it won’t matter.
Andy Rooney
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
Erich Fromm
Take imagination breaks… Relaxed attention is one of the most important states of mind for creativity, and sometimes it has to be learned.
Nita Leland
But revision is a creative act, not merely an analytical imposition of rules of style on a more creative first draft. That’s a myth – that the first draft is more creative and everything after that is ruining creativity.
K. M. Soehnlein
The simplest app on your smartphone requires 40 peoples’ purest imagination. The challenges with people on environment, we just have to open some of that creativity. But I don’t think it’s necessarily about heating clouds or enormous chemical changes in the atmosphere.
John Flansburgh
Creativity is a great motivator because it mades people interested in what they are doing.
Edward de Bono
I became more and more interested in the mechanics of creativity.
Genrich Altshuller
We all want to have a place where we can dream and escape anything that wraps steel bands around our imagination and creativity.
Bob Goff
I mean, ‘8 ½’ to me is such a great dissertation on the whole, you know, act of filmmaking and creativity.
Baz Luhrmann
I loved everything that went with rock n’ roll. I loved being at the heart of such creativity and being young in such a stimulating and exciting era.
Pattie Boyd
Creativity is achieved in the doing, it’s not achieved in the thinking.
Dan Fante
I’m one of the few people who understands how producing technology requires intuition and creativity, and how producing something artistic takes real discipline.
Steve Jobs
Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
Tina Turner
Collaboration is like the sex of creativity.
Francis Ford Coppola
If you track your organization’s creativity by the number of brainstorms on your calendar, you’re missing out. It’s more important to capture those unplanned sparks of inspiration that so often come when we’re cooking dinner, taking a shower, or commuting to work.
Charles Best
Women really are not supposed to be imaginative. That creativity of this kind is supposed to belong to men. You know, because women make babies. I find the double standards shocking.
Siri Hustvedt
I think, in the West, we often discount the arts as nice but not that important. Certainly in America when we cut funding for schools, the arts are the first programs to go. But the arts built the things we need more than anything else: collaboration and co-operation and creativity.
Morgan Neville
I think that instead of feminism being a political thing, it should be an act of creativity. It’s more of a rock n’ roll thing.
Caitlin Moran
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison
To be in Florence is to reflect on Europe’s intricate diversity – and its lost creativity.
Timothy Garton Ash
Innovation- any new idea-by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience.
Warren G. Bennis
Photography is such an important instrument in the education of our feelings and perception because of its duality. Photography represents the world we know, and suggests a world beyond what we can see. Creativity is the gap between perception and knowledge.
Emmet Gowin
Regret leads to negativity, and negativity kills creativity.
Carol Channing
Creativity grows out of two things: curiosity & imagination.
Benny Goodman
It’s society that disables an individual by not investing in enough creativity to allow for someone to show us the quality that makes them rare and valuable and capable.
Aimee Mullins
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Leonardo da Vinci
Many computer scientists have fallen into the trap of trying to define languages like George Orwell’s Newspeak, in which it is impossible to think bad thoughts. What they end up doing is killing the creativity of programming.
Larry Wall
Use anything you can think of to understand and be understood, and you’ll discover the creativity that connects you with others.
Martha Beck
And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong
Life is entirely unthinkable without any of the creative arts, and they’re all a continuum – the force in question is creativity, not its mode of expression.
John Darnielle
Finding the medium that excites your imagination, that you love to play with and work in, is an important step to freeing your creative energies.
Ken Robinson
What makes for great art is the courage to speak and write and paint what you know and care about.
Audrey Flack
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Albert Einstein
Creativity is a spark. It can be excruciating when we’re rubbing two rocks together and getting nothing. And it can be intensely satisfying when the flame catches and a new idea sweeps around the world.
Jonah Lehrer
It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.
Vida Dutton Scudder
A person creates what they defend against.
Gautama Buddha
It is with extreme sadness that we hear of the passing of the leader of the world’s Catholics, His Holiness Pope John Paul II, who commanded the three paths of religious learning, philosophical thought and poetical and artistic creativity.
Mohammad Khatami
You can look at Bad Religion, and, really, almost everything I’ve ever done was an exercise in creativity. I’ve always had a desire to challenge and question authority, and that’s where the fire inside comes from. I challenged authority out of a desire to make things better, not to be nihilistic about it.
Greg Graffin
Can anybody be given a great degree of creativity? No. They can be given the equipment to develop it-if they have it in them in the first place.
George Shearing
To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students.
Ken Robinson
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra
There is just a lot of creativity and theatricality in performers who happen to be gay. Maybe there’s a success in numbers, so by the law of averages we are going to get these jobs.
Neil Patrick Harris
The key question isn’t, ‘What fosters creativity?’ But it is, ‘Why isn’t everyone
Abraham Maslow
The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
Antony Jay
My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful.
Tom Stoppard
Creativity is not the property of artists alone. It’s a basic element of the human character, no matter what culture you’re in, no matter where you are on Earth or in history.
Bill Viola
My shaven head is my way of saying ‘I wont take no for an answer,’ it is my way of saying ‘I believe in my creativity and artistry.’
Chrisette Michele
What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.
William Ralph Inge
It doesn’t matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.
Elias Canetti
Creativity runs across many categories in life, from the arts-and-crafts project a mum or dad does with their kids, to the bestselling author’s manuscript, to the designs of the hairdresser, to the creations of the computer programming genius.
Tabatha Coffey
They say to just write about what’s happening in your backyard because that’s where you find the most creativity. It’s in the DNA of the show. There’s no question.
Mitchell Hurwitz
Creativity is enhanced by less-than-perfect control over what content is on the network.
Lawrence Lessig
Our most valuable resources – creativity, communication, invention, and reinvention – are, in fact, unlimited.
David Grinspoon
You’ve got to keep the child alive; you can’t create without it.
Joni Mitchell
Creative expression requires an ability to work with feelings and channel them. Frustration, dissatisfaction, and even a sense of desperation may help you access an eloquence you never knew existed.
Shaun McNiff
Generally, I’m not writing about genomes or anything like that. But people underestimate the creativity you use in science and the rigor you need in music. They basically have the same path.
Pardis Sabeti
Removing all stimulation around you is a really positive thing in terms of stimulating your creativity.
The whole creative process…is putting opposites together into something that wasn’t there before.
Doris Betts
I learned to just show up at the page and write down what I heard. Writing became more like eavesdropping and less like inventing a nuclear bomb.
Julia Cameron
We are the only living creatures who can create a context, and as far as we know, everything else can only follow a context, without recognizing the context as such. Herein lies the source of creativity and the genuinely new.
Hubert Burda
The universe is dynamic. When we are creative, we are the most alive and in touch with it.
Brad Dourif
Blogging is a great way to show your talents and interests to prospective employers, while adding an edge to your resume. If you blog consistently it shows your dedication, passions and creativity – all of which are key attributes employers look for in job candidates.
Lauren Conrad
Memory and creativity are essential to education, but if you teach memory incorrectly, it is a total waste of time, and it will inhibit learning.
Tony Buzan
When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.
Julia Margaret Cameron
What happens at the beginning of any creative process? Nothing! Creativity requires that we create space and wait for something to emerge.
Otto Scharmer
I think I learned a lot about collaboration and about joint creativity with other people. It is honestly so much fun and I don’t think that I would have had the same album if I had just written it by myself.
Bridgit Mendler
I think you have to be able to connect with your own creativity, your own vision, and then make it strong together. The experience is very different in private or in public. But I guess making things is such a big part of our reality.
Robin Standefer
Like friendship, hatred needed more than physical intimacy; it wanted creativity and hard work to sustain itself
Toni Morrison
Street performing can be a great teaching ground and a barometer for what you’re doing. It’s rough and unforgiving at times, but it can be wild and fun and a real open canvas for your creativity.
Andy Grammer
One of the things I’ve always loved about genre, comic books, science fiction and fantasy is that there’s a certain level of playfulness to them, and pure imagination and creativity.
Noah Hawley
Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Dee Hock
The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all.
Penn Jillette
What is the ideal audio atmosphere for creativity and it turns out it is not complete silence, and it is not a very loud atmosphere, it’s something about 70 decibels.
Eric Weiner
In all living nature (and perhaps also in that which we consider as dead) love is the motive force which drives the creative activity in the most diverse directions.
P.D. Ouspensky
Whether it be a bolder lip, a dewier cheek, a more lush lash, or an exceptionally extravagant eye, no time is better than the present for unleashing your cosmetic creativity.
Pat McGrath
One thing about creativity is, when you feel confident and respected, you’re more likely to pitch more interesting stuff because you’re not as precious with it. You feel like, ‘This is going to land, and I’m going to be supported in this.’
Aisha Tyler
People who follow their joy discover a depth of creativity and talent that inspires the world.
Robert Holden
Enron was becoming a virtual cult of creativity, often placing swagger over substance. New ideas were celebrated for their newness, for their potential; tried and true businesses like the pipelines were almost derided.
Kurt Eichenwald
Out of the bliss comes magic, wonderment and creativity.
Michael Jackson
The thing that obsesses me more than anything is waste – the waste of human intelligence and creativity.
Brian Eno
The first draft of anything is sh*t.
Ernest Hemingway
Films are not mathematics – that’s the first thing you need to understand. At least, that’s how I feel. They are not words on paper. Films are made with people, with teams and with individual bundles of creativity coming together to fulfill the vision of an individual who is the director of the film.
Shahid Kapoor
Everything in the world was about creativity: belief and creation. Storytelling was the essence of both.
Alethea Kontis
Social media has colonized what was once a sacred space occupied by emptiness: the space reserved for thought and creativity.
Mahershala Ali
The architect is not only the director, but he is the composer. And, as a composer, the architect brings a sense of creativity to each building.
Santiago Calatrava
I think some people in their 20s really get it, that acting is about creativity and the work. They get their maturity from their work.
Jane Badler
Creativity depends on a number of things: experience, including knowledge and technical skills; talent; an ability to think in new ways; and the capacity to push through uncreative dry spells.
Teresa Amabile
I’m not there to tailor the role to me: I’m there to tailor me to the role. That guarantees me something, a precious thing, which is creativity. I’m guaranteed that I will have a creative experience, because I will go to it, not demand that it comes to me.
William Hurt
When I get an idea for a song it would gel in my mind for weeks or months, and then one day just like that, Ill write it.
Johnny Cash
I have this mental sickness called creativity.
Philippe Starck
In the action of no-action (wu-wei), a cardinal aspect of the true creative process is set forth. In wu-wei, the mind is silenced and the work is allowed to express itself.
John Daido Loori
Creativity begins with an affinity for something. It’s like falling in love.
Howard Gardner
You don’t take pictures, the good ones happen to you.
Ernst Haas
I dislike frontiers, political or intellectual, and I find that ignoring them is an essential catalyst for creative thought. Ideas should flow without hindrance in their natural course.
Michael Atiyah
In ‘The Future and Its Enemies,’ I argue that individual creativity and enterprise are not only personally satisfying but socially good, producing progress and happiness. For celebrating creativity and happiness, I have been called a fascist by critics on both coasts.
Virginia Postrel
Sometimes ideas just come to me. Other times I have to sweat and almost bleed to make ideas come. It’s a mysterious process, but I hope I never find out exactly how it works.
J. K. Rowling
A lot of people forget how important it is to be creative. We get caught up in getting ahead and in day-to-day minutiae. But creativity is a fundamental mode of expression, as is being tenacious and standing by your own convictions and passions, even if it’s not the “popular” choice.
Tabatha Coffey
I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than 10 military divisions.
Vaclav Havel
When you’re heartbroken, you’re at your most creative – you have to channel all your energies into something else to not think about it. Contentment is a creativity killer, but don’t worry – I’m very capable of making myself discontented.
Florence Welch
Sure, one can always get the students to relax and be happy – entertained, but although being laid back and relax can also lead to creativity, mostly it means that nothing much gets done.
Donald Norman
I actually don’t think there is any difference between French and American cuisine. French cuisine was always about discipline, about ingredient, about creativity, but also about simple. I see America as very similar in these rights.
Daniel Boulud
If you look at the world today, there are as many solutions as there are problems. I think that is a big part of creativity. That’s why I started Urban Zen. Because I wanted to dress and address people.
Donna Karan
Surprise, unpredictability: these are the main materials of creativity.
Gueorgui Pinkhassov
A lot of people who watch DVDs are people who are interested in, if not moviemaking, then creativity in general.
Robert Rodriguez
Creativity, not money, is used to solve problems.
Robert Rodriguez
Creativity is messy and inefficient. But corporate governance needs to be tight and organized.
Travis Knight
Creation, like destruction, always seems to get a little out of hand; otherwise it could hardly be called creative.
Babs Deal
The normal person classifies an object, and then forgets about it. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.
Jordan Peterson
The misuse of extrinsic rewards, so common in business, impedes creativity, stifles personal satisfaction and turns play into work.
Daniel H. Pink
You can’t fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal.
Douglas Coupland
A language Older Than Words
Derrick Jensen
I love the idea of creation and creativity.
Eric Lange
I serve with my art and creativity. That makes me most happy.
Misty Upham
Innovation, creativity, and lunacy goes hand in hand.
Varg Vikernes
I’m prepared to forget about money if it affects my creativity because, remember, I started off with nothing. And I can do that again.
Alexander McQueen
Creativity requires the freedom to consider unthinkable alternatives, to doubt the worth of cherished practices.
John W. Gardner
Backwards understood be only can but, forwards lived be must life.
Soren Kierkegaard
The Internet is a decentralized network with unlimited sources of creativity.
Peter Sunde
People think of art and science as being fundamentally opposed to each other, because art is about celebrating individual human creativity, and science is about discovering general principles, not about individual people. But in fact, the two have a lot in common, and the creative spirit is similar in both.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
The most striking aspect of linguistic competence is what we may call the ‘creativity of language,’ that is, the speaker’s ability to produce new sentences, sentences that are immediately UNDERSTOOD by other speakers although they bear no physical resemblance to sentences which are ‘familiar.
Noam Chomsky
Creativity may be hard to nurture, but it’s easy to thwart.
Adam Grant
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies-in the minds of those closest to the work. It’s been there in front of our noses all along while we’ve been running around chasing robots and reading books on how to become Japanese-or at least manage like them.
Jack Welch
Creating things. I love the idea of creation and creativity. Whether it’s a character, a short film, a piece of music, a painting, or a bookcase – to watch something go from an idea to a creation is pretty much where it’s at for me.
Eric Lange
While there is no quick fix for instant, pain-free creativity, creative recovery (or discovery) is a teachable, trackable spiritual process. Each of us is complex and highly individual, yet there are common recognizable denominators to the creative recovery process.
Julia Cameron
It’s easy to live the expected and conventional. It’s when you live the unexpected that you start having fun with your life.
Richard Bach
Although knowledge of structure is helpful, real creativity comes from leaps of faith in which you jump to something illogical. But those leaps form the memorable moments in movies and plays.
Francis Ford Coppola
All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
I use a lot of different words for God – infinite intelligence, primordial, perfection or universal creativity. All of these, to me, are God. And ‘God’ is a word, I think, that some people feel uncomfortable with, so they can use another word, you know? It’s the great mystery.
Alex Grey
My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be.
Robert Mapplethorpe
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.
Steve Jobs
Art in the classroom not only spurs creativity, it also inspires learning.
Mickey Hart
True play is creativity.
John Lasseter
Flood your life with ideas from many sources. Creativity needs to be exercised like a muscle. If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it!
Brian Tracy
Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.
Julia Cameron
The commitment to love always transforms, heals, and opens new avenues of creativity.
Gary Zukav
Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.
Flannery O’Connor
I come from a very small island which is packed with people. I mean, jam-packed with people. I’ve lived a life which has been pretty much full up with ambition, ideas, stimulus, creativity, some negativity, which I try to avoid. Austin is a great sort of stepping-off point, if you like. I’m from a temperate climate.
Robert Plant
When something effective takes hold, it can change the world. Whether through a mobile device or a desktop computer, connectivity and creativity make it all possible.
Tae Yoo
There is a new science of complexity which says that the link between cause and effect is increasingly difficult to trace; that change (planned or otherwise) unfolds in non-linear ways; that paradoxes and contradictions abound; and that creative solutions arise out of diversity, uncertainty and chaos.
Andy Hargreaves
The world is not limited by IQ. We are all limited by bravery and creativity.
Astro Teller
The creative process must be explored… as the expression of the normal people in the act of actualizing themselves.
Rollo May
Less-creative people can’t shift gears. Very creative people move between these two states intuitively.
Guy Claxton
Surely in a world of email, video conferencing and virtual assistants, isn’t being expected to show up at the office extremely anachronistic? Yet to date it seems that where one works does matter. That creativity and innovation do feed off physical interactions between people.
Noreena Hertz
The two go hand in hand like a dance: chance flirts with necessity, randomness with determinism. To be sure, it is from this interchange that novelty and creativity arise in Nature, thereby yielding unique forms and novel structures.
Eric Chaisson
I’m pretty lazy when it comes to creativity. I just want it to be easy and fun.
Reggie Watts
You’ve got major artists releasing albums on their own and eschewing the major system. I think that breeds excitement and creativity.
Elijah Wood
Celebrate creativity and confidence in the face of adversity.
Abhijit Banerjee
Creativity, which is the expression of our originality, helps us stay mindful that what we bring to the world is completely original and cannot be compared.
BrenГ© Brown
It’s weird because music is this thing that you love doing, and it comes completely from a place of creativity, and then that transfers into having to manage a business and make decisions and figure out what is the best route to go in terms of getting your product to as many people as possible.
Imagination governs the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte
You can think of creativity as applied imagination.
Ken Robinson
The deepest longing in the human breast is the desire for appreciation.
William James
I think if you’re everyone’s cup of tea, that probably means you’re a little bit boring, or you’re not pushing yourself. Creativity happens where it’s dangerous and scary: where you’re not comfortable.
Kacey Musgraves
There is no ritual that enhances creativity other than just starting.
John Hodgman
What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real.
Rabindranath Tagore
Creativity is the mystery of freedom.
Nikolai Berdyaev
We get educated out of creativity.
Ken Robinson
Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.
Charles Du Bos
Human creativity is unlimited. It is the capacity of humans to make things happen which didn’t happen before. Creativity provides the key to solving our social and economic problems.
Muhammad Yunus
They were missing all the enthusiasm, the creativity; that whole excitement about the music was lost. A lot of people are really going back looking for that.
Lester Bowie
Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer. You’re gay, you’re sick, you’re nervous or whatever.
Marilyn Monroe
Kids are in ongoing need of support, and they get various versions of it from grownups which aren’t legitimate – a grownup’s version of what we think you should have. We tell you what creativity is, and we even tell you what you’re thinking.
Jules Feiffer
American mainstream is obsessed with black creative genius – be it music, walk, style – but at the same time puts a low priority on the black social misery which is the very context out of which that creativity flows.
Cornel West
A knowledge of craft is not the enemy of creativity. You sit down to write and realize, today’s going to be a really unconscious day and I’m going to let it all out. Or, today’s going to be analytical. And some days all mixed up.
K. M. Soehnlein
When I’m playful I use the meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude for a seine, and drag the Atlantic Ocean for whales. I scratch my head with the lightning and purr myself to sleep with the thunder.
Mark Twain
The creator made us creative. Our creativity is our gift from God. Our use of it is our gift to God. Accepting this bargain is the beginning of true self-acceptance.
Julia Cameron
Creating the future is incredibly exciting. When you talk about ideas and creativity, it’s really about having that vision in your mind of how the world could be better, of how it could be a brighter place.
Pete Cashmore
Creativity is just connecting things.
Steve Jobs
You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.
Rick Riordan
God is creating at every moment of the world’s existence in and through the perpetually endowed creativity of the very stuff of the world.
Arthur Peacocke
Creativity is a powerful force for anyone attempting to heal themselves.
Frazey Ford
I invent nothing, I rediscover.
Auguste Rodin
The focus on creativity and independence exists in pockets of resistance in the educational system, which, to thrive, should be integrated with the needs and concerns of the great majority of the population. One finds them everywhere.
Noam Chomsky
All creative effort – including the making of an omelet – is preceded by destruction.
Yi-Fu Tuan
These are economic issues that should get resolved. There are creative solutions to every problem. Hopefully between the lending institutions and the city, we’ll be able to find creative solutions.
Bob DuPuy
If you define eccentricity as creativity, then yes, creativity is eccentricity.
Russell Smith
Laughter is the best creative medicine.
John Cleese
The first task in teaching for creativity in any field is to encourage people to believe in their creative potential and to nurture the confidence to try.
Ken Robinson
Any carefully planned thing destroys the creativity. You can’t think your way through a story; you have to live it. So, you don’t build a story; you allow it to explode.
Ray Bradbury
A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.
Albert Einstein
Beware of the tyranny of making small changes to small things. Rather, make big changes to big things.
Roger Enrico
What I have found is that, in a family business structure, sometimes what is needed is a sense of discipline rather than creativity. You have to take everyone’s ideas and make it work. When you are dealing with money, there is a limitation on how creative you can be.
Ashwin Sanghi
Your security is not your job, or your bank account, or your investments, or your spouse or your parents. Your security is your ability to connect with the cosmic power that creates all things.
Louise Hay
It seems obvious that there comes period in your life when you have to learn to say no to things you don’t want to do. But the biggest trickiest lesson in holding on the stalwart committment to your creativity is learning how to say no to the things you do want to do.
Elizabeth Gilbert
If you want to surrender to creativity, surrender to creation.
Judith Orloff
Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
Mason Cooley
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them.
Thomas A. Edison
You cannot teach creativity – how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.
Mario Vargas Llosa
People frequently believe the creative life is grounded in fantasy. The more difficult truth is that creativity is grounded in reality, in the particular, the focused, the well observed or specifically imagined.
Julia Cameron
My discussion with Keith Richards about the creative process led me to believe that there’s an invisible presence of a stream of ever-flowing creativity that we overhear-all you have to do is pull up the antenna and dial it in. This presence allows you to maintain your sense of origin and move forward.
Billy Gibbons
Everybody’s got creativity. You just get more of it [when you meditate].
David Lynch
In any art, you don’t know in advance what you want to say – it’s revealed to you as you say it. That’s the difference between art and illustration.
Aaron Siskind
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
John Locke
Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world. It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time.
Meryl Streep
The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
Theodore Roosevelt
Because you’re a creation of God, you reflect the Divine qualities of creativity, wisdom, and love.
Doreen Virtue
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Instead of competing, all we have to do is create.
Earl Nightingale
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Jack London
If you cannot allow people to do their jobs … nobody with substance and creativity will work for you.
Condoleezza Rice
Apple embodies a lot of what have been defined as feminine traits: an emphasis on intuitive design, intellect, a strong sense of creativity, and that striving to always make the greatest version of something.
Louis C. K.
If you do not start with the idea, you are creating fine art – its personal, but it tends not to communicate.
Seymour Chwast
Prosperity is something the businessmen created for politicians to take credit for
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Live music is where you get the inspiration and the creativity.
Paul Rodgers
I think for me, the thing that gets me in the right mindset is just watching something funny, something light, something that makes me feel good. Regardless of what it is – when you feel good, when you feel upbeat, creativity flows!
Derek Hough
There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L.A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different – I love L.A.!
Naomi Watts
We’re all saints! We all have built into us this intention, the capacities for kindness and creativity and beauty. It’s a matter of perspective. As Einstein said, “The single most important decision any of us will ever make is whether or not to believe that the universe is friendly.” It’s your choice.
Wayne Dyer
A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankind’s heritage.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika
I just think, as a species, what we [people] enjoy most is creation and creativity, and telling stories is an extension of expressing all the thoughts and ideas that we have inside of ourselves.
Seth Gabel
Ingenuity requires creativity.
Veronica Roth
The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin… or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.
Mae Jemison
I don’t really believe in writer’s block or anything like that. If I’m not feeling words, I may pick up an instrument and play with sounds or delve into different types of creativity and expression.
Saul Williams
I feel really fortunate to come from a home that was always supportive and stemming from creativity, integrity and building character.
Nick Jonas
For people on my side of the cubicle, the goal is always creativity. Spending your time overcoming corporate resistance to creativity – I just don’t want to do that.
Jerry Seinfeld
I was always the type of drug user that I had no moderation. When I was smoking and drinking, I was full on smoking and drinking. And I am also the type of drug user where I do smoke and drink, there’s no creativity in terms of my writing process. I would just stare at the paper for hours and nothing would get done.
Ryan Lewis
Musicians always want to sacrifice our creativity to get involved in environmental issues or political activism of some sort – to reduce it to something more populist in terms of sing-alongs or guitar songs with a message.
Eyvind Kang
Don’t worry about mistakes. Making things out of mistakes, that’s creativity.
Peter Max
Creativity isn’t about wild talent as much as it’s about productivity. To find new ideas that work, you need to try a lot that don’t. It’s a pure numbers game.
Robert I. Sutton
There are just certain realities about our world and I just happen to be creative within it.
Pam Grier
Companies have to nurture [creativity and motivation]-and have to do it by building a compassionate yet performance-driven corporate culture. In the knowledge economy the traditional soft people side of our business has become the new hard side.
Gay Mitchell
Creativity is the opposite of TV
Jerry Stahl
The inconsistency of genius is a consistent theme of creativity.
Jonah Lehrer
I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment.
David Rockefeller
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
William of Ockham
Creativity is more about taking the facts, fictions, and feelings we store away and finding new ways to connect them.
Twyla Tharp
Festivals promote diversity, they bring neighbors into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live.
David Binder
When we are self-conscious, we cannot be wholly aware; we must throw ourselves out first. This throwing ourselves away is the act of creativity.
Madeleine L’Engle
Creativity follows mastery, so mastery of skills is the first priority for young talent.
Benjamin Bloom
LEGO has essentially taken the concrete block, the building block of the world, and made it into the building block of our imagination.
Ayah Bdeir
I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.
Brenda Ueland
My experience working in the Grameen Bank has given me faith; an unshakable faith in the creativity of human beings. It leads me to believe that humans are not born to suffer the misery of hunger and poverty. They suffer now as they did in the past because we turn our heads away from this issue.
Muhammad Yunus
The imagination is how things get done. You have to cultivate creativity.
Russell Simmons
To be given the reins of creativity is a beautiful thing when you’re used to just showing up to a casting and standing there having clothes put on you.
Erin Wasson
I am deeply saddened by the loss of my children`s grandfather and my very dear friend. I loved big John with all my heart. … Johnny Cash will, like Will Rogers, stand forever as a symbol of intelligence, creativity, compassion and common sense.
Rodney Crowell
Creativity is the ability to find new solutions to a problem or new modes of expression; thus it brings into existence something new to the individual and to the culture.
Betty Edwards
Where he tells you exactly how he views the world – just very straight Kanye, honesty that definitely gets your creativity and strong opinions out on the floor. I think it helped me find myself.
Chance The Rapper
…comparing the capacity of computers to the capacity of the human brain, I’ve often wondered, where does our success come from? The answer is synthesis, the ability to combine creativity and calculation, art and science, into whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts.
Garry Kasparov
What I like about theater is its team work. Theater is also all-time creativity.
Goenawan Mohamad
I’m realizing, you don’t need to change anything about yourself. This is who you are, and it’s okay. That’s daring.
Uzo Aduba
If the individual is narrowly concentrated on the goal, to the exclusion of other relevant aspects of the problem situation, he is often unable to achieve a solution. The creative thinker must stand sufficiently detached from his work.
Mary Henle
Negativity is the enemy of creativity. For instance if you’re filled with depression, you can hardly even get out of bed, let alone feel like creating something. If you are filled with bitter, selfish anger, this occupies the mind and leaves little room for creative ideas.
David Lynch
Since merchandise creativity is hampered by the reluctance of manufacturers to do special things for an individual store, it might be well to increase purchases in foreign markets more able to accept innovative ideas.
Stanley Marcus
Creativity in life is about saying yes to new ideas.
Nolan Bushnell
There’s a thing about trying too hard, which I think is in all forms, which is if you really try to do things really well, you can get to a less good place than if you just let go and let it fly. Especially in creativity.
Eddie Izzard
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
William Plomer
Everybody’s got creativity. Dive within to the ocean of infinite creativity.
David Lynch
In a time of social fragmentation, vulgarity becomes a way of life. To be shocking becomes more important – and often more profitable – than to be civil or creative or truly original.
Al Gore
It’s walking the razor’s edge of the sacred moment where you don’t know, you can’t count on, and comfort yourself with any sure hope. All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we are given. In that sense, this radical uncertainty liberates your creativity and courage.
Joanna Macy
To adjust your philosophy and creativity in fashion to the time you’re living in is the most important thing.
Nicki Minaj
As the world we live in is so unpredictable, the ability to learn and to adapt to change is imperative, alongside creativity, problem-solving, and communication skills.
Alain Dehaze
My solution to the problem of unleashingВ creativityВ is always to set up a target.
Akio Morita
Great innovations, powerful interactions and real art are often produced by someone in a state of wonder. Looking around with stars in your eyes and amazement at the tools that are available to you can inspire generosity and creativity and connection
Seth Godin
I love being a mother. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done, and I personally feel that it’s had a very positive effect on my work. I think it’s an encouraging force for creativity, it feeds creativity – it did for me, certainly.
Kate Bush
The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.
Robert Henri
Maya Angelou observed you cant use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Sadly,too often creativity is smothered rather than nurtured. There has to be climate in which new ways of thinking,perceiving, questioning are encouraged.
John C. Maxwell
Creativity is energy being put to work in a constructive fashion.
Frank Barron
Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
Alice Walker
I desire that your conjectures should not reach beyond your creative will. Could you create a god? Then do not speak to me of any gods.
Friedrich Nietzsche
I think jazz is actually quite unforgiving in its disdain for nostalgia. It demands creativity and change at its highest level.
Pat Metheny
There are things within the culture that absolutely enrage me, and for me it is sacred rage. But it’s not just peculiar to Mormonism – it’s any patriarchy that I think stops, thwarts, or denies our creativity.
Terry Tempest Williams
In the moment of deep creativity you disappear, God again starts functioning.
All those things you hear about networks trying to stifle creativity – CW lets creators create and gives us freedom.
Rachel Bloom
Sometimes I think more creativity is put into muffin recipes than into the rest of society combined.
Jerry Seinfeld
We need innovation and creativity.
Jared Polis
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
Since I came from another part of the world, I expected many differences in the way things worked, but at the end of the day, there actually were more similarities between the American and Indian entertainment industry: the same chaos, creativity, passion, and genius all around.
Priyanka Chopra
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Nikola Tesla
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath
Creativity is very self-indulgent.
Nicolas Winding Refn
The meanest authors have at least this similarity with the great author of heaven and earth, that they usually say after a completed day of work: “And behold, what he had done was good.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
More or less the first thing that comes into my head is that some people are always looking for what they want to do in life and never finding it. I’m not one of those people. It has been very obvious to me from an early age who I am, and this has been tied up with creativity, and, specifically, with writing.
Quentin S. Crisp
Creativity starts with humanity when were being human we feel – joys, sadness, when we’re sick, when we’re nervous
Marilyn Monroe
Abstract thinking leads to greater creativity… But in our businesses and our lives, we often do the opposite. We intensify our focus rather than widen our view.
Daniel H. Pink
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
Denis Waitley
History can’t give attention to what’s been lost, hidden, or deliberately buried; it is mostly a telling of success, not the partial failures that enabled success.
Scott Berkun
I’ve been on antidepressants for years, and it worked to stop my anxiety and didn’t limit creativity. Some of the best work I’ve done, in fact, is after I started taking the antidepressants.
Temple Grandin
Constraint inspires creativity
Biz Stone
Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
E. M. Forster
Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.
Andy Warhol
Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.
Theodor Reik
People might think you can turn creativity on and off,
but it’s not like that. It just kind of comes out. A mash up of all these things you collect in your mind. You never know when it’s gonna happen, but when it does … it’s like magic.
It’s just that simple and it’s just that hard.
Gwen Stefani
When you’re improvising, you’re relying on this connection to creativity.
Reggie Watts
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
Barbara Kingsolver
An enormous amount of ingenuity and creativity goes into commercials, and they can be fascinating if you pay attention.
Gretchen Rubin
Self-forgetfulness in creativity can lead to self-transcendence.
Sylvia Ashton-Warner
I started Transcendental Meditation in 1973 and have not missed a single meditation ever since. Twice a day, every day. It has given me effortless access to unlimited reserves of energy, creativity and happiness deep within.
David Lynch
Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.
W. Eugene Smith
When a man’s life becomes poetry, becomes a song, becomes a work of art, a creativity, he has become a sannyasin. Whether he knows it or not, it does not matter. The word ‘sannyas’ does not matter; what matters is the content.
I suspect that most retailers are so busy buying goods, taking care of markdowns, and so on that they have too little time to give thought to creativity.
Stanley Marcus
I don’t ever want an acting to be a job. I want this to be an outlet for my creativity, and something I just simply enjoy doing. I don’t ever want it to become something too serious.
Liana Liberato
True creativity is fresh, but not always original.
Steven Furtick
It is better to know nothing than to know what ain’t so.
Josh Billings
As a designer, you always take facets of different people and you mix them together with your own thoughts and information and creativity and passion.
Nicki Minaj
Yes, and many times it’s frustrating, because I’m simply part of the show, and I’m not in the creative end of it, who goes out with detectives and tries to find these things out.
Robert Stack
Life is about using the whole box of crayons.
It is my experience both as an artist and as a teacher that when we move out on faith into the act of creation, the universe is able to advance. It is a little like opening the gate at the top of a field irrigation system. Once we remove the blocks, the flow moves in.
Julia Cameron
Creativity is innate and it manifests itself in so many forms. It needs to come out somehow or it destroys you in some way.
Yoko Ono
Hilbert once had a student in mathematics who stopped coming to his lectures, and he was finally told the young man had gone off to become a poet. Hilbert is reported to have remarked: ‘I never thought he had enough imagination to be a mathematician.’
George Polya
Extending our lives, extending our creativity, opening up the mysteries of the brain. All those things that are really exciting – that’s kind of the basis of ‘Neon Future,’ and that’s why I interviewed Ray Kurzweil and Aubrey de Grey.
Steve Aoki
The very beginning of European aesthetics started from Florence. Everything here was beauty, money, and creativity, the power of the good money.
Alessandro Michele
Innovation, born from true creativity, depends on movement.
Georges St-Pierre
If our field is “to advance”, we must – without displacing creativity and aesthetics – make sure our terminology is clear.
Jef Raskin
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
Albert Einstein
You share things with people and I think information, and art, and ideas should be shared.
Michael Moore
One can only be in awe of the creativity of chocolate marketers. My take is that if there is a health benefit, it is small.
Marion Nestle
I feel at various times in my life that I’ve been at a point where I had to choose between a death sentence and a life sentence. And I want to live. What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? And the answer is always creativity.
Jodie Foster
Jesus regularly visualized the success of his efforts … ‘I always do what pleases God.’ … Was this conceit? Or was it enlightened creativity and self-knowledge? …Jesus was full of self-knowledge and self-love. His ‘I am’ statements were what he became.
Laurie Beth Jones
You are a powerful, unlimited and eternal soul who is here to enjoy the experience of creativity and contribute to humanity’s evolution.
Timothy Leary
I believe people may have a predisposition for artistic creativity. It doesn’t mean they’re going to make it.
Rita Dove
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’re not prepared to be original.
Ken Robinson
And to get the work done that I must do, one has to work in isolation and not be readily disturbed… I don’t have daily newspapers, and I like to feel when I get up in the morning my attention is fixed on the work I am going to do.
Reg Butler
People are the least creative when fighting the clock… Time pressure stifles creativity because people can’t deeply engage with the problem.
Teresa Amabile
One thing I love about the beauty industry is that there are so many entrepreneurs, so much creativity, such a fun pipeline of products.
Mary Dillon
Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
Carl Jung
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren
…when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
Fred Brooks
Wealth is not a given or an accident of history. It is not bestowed on us like rain from above. It is the product of human creativity in an environment of freedom. The freedom to own, to make contracts, to save, to invest, to associate, and to trade: these are the key to prosperity.
Llewellyn Rockwell
There’s existential fears I have – losing passion and creativity and just kind of floating through life. When I feel a little lost – pulled away by the noise of what you’re supposed to be doing and what your social following is – I go back to the things that inspire me.
Jimmy Chin
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness: ecstasy.
Rollo May
We are the recipients of scientific method. We can each be a creative and active part of it if we so desire.
Kary Mullis
Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.
Charles Dickens
I shall become a master in this art only after a great deal of practice.
Erich Fromm
Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom!
Alex Faickney Osborn
There is no one who has ever created music with the combination of intelligence, intuition, depth, creativity, and humor that Jerry Garcia has. His work and life will continue to be a limitless source of inspiration for all of us.
Bruce Hornsby
I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.
G. H. Hardy
Creativity is always from the beyond.
Obviously, Kanye and I are very different in the way we express ourselves publicly. He’s so passionate… about art, about culture, about creativity. And he’s really good at it. And that honesty manifests itself in ways that are not politically correct, not socially acceptable sometimes.
John Legend
I think most writers would like a quiet space, complete isolation, in which they control their own time. Spaces of creativity in which there’s very little interruption.
Wole Soyinka
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
Albert Einstein
Inspiring passion in children for books, and the world of imagination and creativity fuelled by them, is a fundamental reason for why the Children’s Laureate post exists.
Anthony Browne
Quite frankly, the Urban brand organization became too siloed, with too little communication across functional areas. The great creativity that has been the hallmark of our success became stifled.
Richard Hayne
Teaching creativity to your child isn’t like teaching good manners. No one can paint a masterpiece by bowing to another person’s precepts about elbows on the table.
Gurney Williams
Innovation and creativity are the juiciest parts of running a business.
Barbara Corcoran
Creativity is no big deal.
Natalie Goldberg
Learning gives creativity Creativity leads to thinking Thinking provides knowledge Knowledge makes you great.
Abdul Kalam
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
Elon Musk
When starting out, don’t worry about not having enough money. Limited funds are a blessing, not a curse. Nothing encourages creative thinking in quite the same way.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Conscience doth make cowards of us all.
William Shakespeare
I spend a lot of time upside down. It increases the blood flow to the brain, so it really helps your creativity.
Daphne Guinness
Breaks are good because you need breaks to be more creative. It’s hard to come up with that creativity and the stamina for that creativity, all the time.
Anna Silk
As long as we avoid the creative, we are condemned to reaction.
Paula Gunn Allen
If we just stick to one kind of music, our creativity is limited. We wanted to extend the audience for the cello, especially the younger people, and to show them how cool and how powerful and how diverse the cello can be.
Stjepan Hauser
Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five.
Joel Henry Hildebrand
Creativity has no boundaries.
Neil Nitin Mukesh
There are two things that have been happening over the last few decades in my opinion. First, there have been unbelievable, remarkable, pioneering advances in technology and, second, an equal amount of evolution in creativity. These two shifts are meeting at an intersection.
Kevin Spacey
Writers and musicians know well the importance of extensive reading for successful writing or extensive listening for musical composition. Likewise, visual artists… understand that successful artistic creativity depends upon extensive visual exposure.
Paul Laseau
I can’t wait to be a mom and a wife, and explore that phase of life. And also see how it affects and influences my song writing and creativity.
Tristan Prettyman
We hold these truths to be self-evident; All people are born creative; Endowed by our Creator with the inalienable right and responsibility to express our creativity for the sake of ourselves and our world.
Barbara Marx Hubbard
You take the pen, and the lines dance. You take the flute and the notes shimmer. You take the brush, and the colors sing. So all things have meaning and beauty in that space beyond time where you are. How, then, can I hold back anything from you?
Dag Hammarskjold
Great genial power, one would almost say, consists in not being original at all; in being altogether receptive; in letting the world do all, and suffering the spirit of the hour to pass unobstructed through the mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Bugs Bunny is my muse.
Billy Collins
Once you accept the power of spine in the creative act, you will become much more efficient in your creativity. You will still get lost on occasion, but having a spine will anchor you.
Twyla Tharp
You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best.
Steve Jobs
In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. It will be a permanent Self, rooted in awareness and creativity. Once you have captured this, you have captured the world.
Deepak Chopra
Nothing feeds the center of being so much as creative work.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Creativity in its fullest sense includes both generating an idea and manifesting it- making something happen as a result.
Ned Herrmann
I realised that success and pure creativity are not very compatible. The more successful you become, the more you become a product of something that generates money. Instead of being able to move forward freely and do what you really wish, you find yourself stuck and obliged to repeat yourself and your previous success.
Don’t go to great trouble to optimize something that never should be done at all. Aim to enhance total systems properties, such as creativity, stability, diversity, resilience, and sustainability – whether they are easily measured or not.
Kenneth E. Boulding
My parents were funny. My brothers were funny. We just laughed and had a good time. Growing up, it breeds that. It breeds your funny. It breeds your creativity.
Kym Whitley
I get bursts of creativity with bursts of physical activity.
Payal Kadakia
You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty.
What I wanted to be and who I am is a singer and a songwriter. I wanted to be onstage, and I wanted the world to hear my music. The product of that is fame and the disgusting celebrity that goes along with it. But celebrity does not equal creativity.
Katy Perry
A song is no song unless the circumstance is free and fine. If a singer sing from a sense of duty or from seeing no way to escape,I had rather have none. Those only can sleep who do not care to sleep; and those only write or speak best who do not too much respect the writing or the speaking.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Maybe some people may have thought or imagined that Islam drains all creativity. In fact, when you look at history, you discover that the golden age of Spain is what actually produced what we call the guitar.
Cat Stevens
A thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Gardening gave me a way to work with silence; not “in silence” but “with silence” – it was a silent creativity.
Sara Maitland
Creativity involves the depth of a mind, and many, many depths of unconsciousness.
Oliver Sacks
Innovating today is about creativity; it is about the freedom to act… if you look at the big conglomerate… it’s highly regulated. It’s a lot of talk about… internal controls and this and that… so there’s a huge mindshift change to get the best of people.
Joe Kaeser
God is in the world, or nowhere, creating continually in us and around us. Insofar as man partakes of this creative process does he partake of the divine, of God, and that participation is his immortality.
Alfred North Whitehead
Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward de Bono
Creativity makes life useful to us. It also makes us useful to life.
Julia Cameron
Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one’s death.
Rollo May
I was no good at anything else at school. But I was good at one thing, which was creativity.
Bernard Sumner
Creativity is our birthright. It is an integral part of being human, as basic as walking, talking and thinking.
John Daido Loori
What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? The answer is always creativity; the answer is always art.
Jodie Foster
If you can allow yourself to do more good with your creativity by being successful, then that’s a great thing.
David Droga
I like that combination between creativity and the creative process and the organization needed to make a business like this successful worldwide.
Bernard Arnault
I mean, what do you think creativity is? Nothing but self-indulgence. And the more self-indulgent it is, the more interesting it becomes. So I think that part of creativity is also falling in love with your own narcissism: accepting it, using it as an asset.
Nicolas Winding Refn
I’m tired of advertising! I’m looking for new solutions that make people laugh and amuse. Italian creativity is too narrow, it still hasn’t overcome the dichotomy limits between heaven and hell.
Renzo Rosso
[We often] criticize the people on TV: ‘He just can’t act.’ ‘You call that singing?’ … We get jealous not because we’re evil, but because we have little artists pent up inside us.
Young-Ha Kim
We are going to see a burst of creativity that will make the Renaissance pale in comparison.
Marilyn Ferguson
Stress reduction, greater physical health, a deeper sense of spirit, more creativity, a sense of play, even a safer life-these are the rewards that await a family then it invites more nature into children’s lives.
Richard Louv
I want to be the most melodic artist. ‘His music ability, the way he write, his creativity is undeniable.’ I want people to say that about me.
Comfort is the killer of creativity.
David Choe
I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows.
Guy Laliberte
Early Islam was a time of great creativity. Scholars excelled in sciences and literature.
Basmah bint Saud
All too often too often we try to push, pull, outline and control our ideas instead of letting them grow organically. The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
Julia Cameron
The act of creation, making anything, is an alteration. We cannot eliminate the medium or ourselves from the process, and both are limited. We create decisive moments by devoting our time and attention to specific things. This is the greatest gift we can give anyone or anything – pieces of our life.
John Paul Caponigro
I apply the term ‘creativity’ broadly… it’s problem solving. We are all faced with problems, and we have to address them and think of something new, and that’s where creativity comes in.
Edwin Catmull
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.
Rollo May
Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
Vincent Van Gogh
With the most primitive means the artist creates something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to create.
Kazimir Malevich
Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries – the arts and humanities.
Lisa Randall
Creativity requires taking what Einstein called ‘a leap into the unknown.’ This can mean putting your beliefs, reputation and resources on the line as you suffer the slings and arrows of ridicule.
Frank X. Barron
Inspiration and creativity, they ride right next to one anotherNot everyday are you going to wake up, the clouds are gonna part and the rays are gonna come downsometimes you gotta just get in there and force yourself to work and maybe something good will come out of it.
Jack White
Other than much needed infrastructure development, local administrations in Papua must encourage entrepreneurship and creativity.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Postmodernism entices us with the siren call of liberation and creativity, but it may be an invitation to intellectual and moral suicide.
Gertrude Himmelfarb
When it is working, you completely go into another place, you’re tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. That’s what it’s all about.
Keith Haring
Whether it’s music or acting, that creativity all comes from the same source.
Idris Elba
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.
Duncan Sheik
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Creativity requires input, and that's what research is.

Creativity requires input, and that’s what research is. You’re gathering material with which to build.
Gene Luen Yang
Belief gets in the way of learning.
Robert A. Heinlein
You become things, you become an atmosphere, and if you become it, which means you incorporate it within you, you can also give it back. You can put this feeling into a picture. A painter can do it. And a musician can do it and I think a photographer can do that too and that I would call the dreaming with open eyes.
Ernst Haas
Transcendental meditation is an ancient mental technique that allows any human being to dive within, transcend and experience the source of everything. It’s such a blessing for the human being because that eternal field is a field of unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy and peace.
David Lynch
My hand is the extension of the thinking process – the creative process.
Tadao Ando
You could make a very focused exploration game, that was about player creativity and exploration. But then it wouldn’t have these very meticulous scientific kinds of puzzles in it, that Braid has. And so, it was just about picking something and understanding what it was that was chosen, and sticking to it, ruthlessly.
Jonathan Blow
Improvisation can be either a last resort or an established way of evoking creativity.
Mary Catherine Bateson
The root of creativity is found in the need to repair the good object destroyed during the depressive phase.
Melanie Klein
I only want to work with transparent ideas and accessible technologies that ‘spotlight’ the individual’s role in society through creativity. I try to live an open-source life.
Chris Jordan
For you to make your creative work creative, you must seek creativity from the creator.
Michael Bassey
As chefs, especially pastry chefs, your creativity plays such an important part in your daily work. We truly do have a blank canvas to work with every time we create a new dish.
Johnny Iuzzini
Creativity is the art of concealing your sources.
Coco Chanel
Love is a key ingredient for creativity.
Elie Tahari
We have to work under the assumption that the things that we fought hard for to protect women will be under assault, and we have to bring all our creativity and our energy to bear to preserve those things, no matter who is in the White House.
Willie Parker
Art takes nature as its model.
I worshipped Berry Gordy for the creative dreams he had made come true.
Martha Reeves
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol
Plugins can be created to unleash your creativity and break down technical barriers between the artist and his ideas.
Joey Sturgis
Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance.
Julia Cameron
Creativity isn’t magic. It’s achievable.
Nita Leland
All creative work, all life in a sense, is a cri de coeur.
Tennessee Williams
In order to keep my creativity alive, I just try to enjoy life to the fullest.
You can’t just be you. You have to double yourself. You have to read books on subjects you know nothing about. You have to travel to places you never thought of traveling. You have to meet every kind of person and endlessly stretch what you know.
Mary Wells Lawrence
Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business.
Leo Burnett
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done-men who are creative, inventive, and discovers. The second goal of education is to form minds which can be critical, can verify, and not accept everything they are offered.
Jean Piaget
Wealth is only ever actually created from the bottom-up, with free people employing their distinctly human creativity and finding ways to serve and employ others.
Joe Lonsdale
With light field technology, there is a huge opportunity for creativity in photography that hasn’t been available in the past.
Ren Ng
Where there is creativity there is hope and Haiti is the most hopeful place I’ve experienced
Donna Karan
Creativity needs to be exercised to grow strong.
Nita Leland
When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
R. Buckminster Fuller
We think about the world in all ways we experience it ; we think visually, we think in sign, we think kinesthetically, we think in abstract term, we think in movement. Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
Ken Robinson
Don’t hire a dog, then bark yourself
David Ogilvy
We built our business on creativity, and we’re going to have to go through an education process for the next five years to explain to people how our users and that creativity creates value.
Evan Spiegel
The neural processes underlying that which we call creativity have nothing to do with rationality. That is to say, if we look at how the brain generates creativity, we will see that it is not a rational process at all; creativity is not born out of reasoning.
Rodolfo Llinas
Common integration is only the memory of differentiation… The different artifices by which integration is effected, are changes, not from the known to the unknown, but from forms in which memory does not serve us to those in which it does.
Augustus De Morgan
Creativity helps us realize that we don’t have to understand everything. We can enjoy something -feel it and use it- without ever fully comprehending it.
Faith Ringgold
Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
Nolan Bushnell
I think I’m most proud of my family right now. I’m more into that then I’ve ever been. It also gives a new area to draw from in creativity with my songs.
Merle Haggard
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
Howard Aiken
Creativity doesn’t follow titles. It just comes from where it comes from.
Edwin Catmull
All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas – not money.
Robert Collier
Only the flexibly creative person can really manage the future, Only the one who can face novelty with confidence and without fear.
Abraham Maslow
Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls.
Naomi Judd
Creativity needs time to harness before it goes out, and because that’s difficult, memes have become the creative language.
In the creative act, the artist goes from intention to realization through a chain of totally subjective reactions.
Marcel Duchamp
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Bertrand Russell
The difference between a top-flight creative man and the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.
Vance Packard
Shift your frame of reference. Realise that all you see around you, В­the reality we perceiveВ­, is a small stage upon which you act, and within it is an inner spaciousness that is infinite. Let’s now explore the infinite.
Alex Bennett
Fear and self-doubt are the deadly enemies of creativity. Don’t invite either into your mind.
Don Roff
Just remember one criterion: whatever you do should not be in the service of destruction, it should be in the service of creativity.
Anything can happen. That’s the beauty of creating.
Ernie Harwell
If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity.
Eckhart Tolle
Your creativity comes from the universal source of all creation, the source of all intelligence and wisdom.
Robin Sharma
To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I was the baby of the family, but I was never babied, and that allowed me to take whatever artistic temperament I had and apply learned discipline. I was taught how to work. I think that’s everything. Creativity and imagination alone are not going to get you there.
Elizabeth Gilbert
The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Ideology demands it. Society exacts it.
Nadine Gordimer