Creativity Quotes

Quotations about Creativity

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~ Maya Angelou

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

The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. ~ Carl Jung

To create, you must empty yourself of every artistic thought. ~ Gilbert George

The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds. ~ Tadao Ando

Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources, including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known. ~ Loris Malaguzzi

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

Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place. ~ Carl Jung

Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the inessential than with inventing something new. ~ Helmut Jahn

Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity. ~ Jean Houston

All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work “comes” to him. ~ W. H. Auden

Creativity becomes more visible when adults try to be more attentive to the cognitive processes of children than to the results they achieve in various fields of doing and understanding. ~ Loris Malaguzzi

You can’t suppress creativity, you can’t suppress innovation. ~ James Daly

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. ~ Theodore Levitt

One of your most powerful inner resources is your own creativity. Be willing to try on something new and play the game full-out. ~ Marcia Wieder

Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within. ~ David Duchovny

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath

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

Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. ~ John Updike

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

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity. ~ Edwin H. Land

There is only one answer to destructiveness and that is creativity. ~ Sylvia Ashton Warner

Creativity is essentially a lonely art, an even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing; to others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea. ~ Lou Dorfsman

Some people use things; they destroy. You’re a creator, a builder. ~ Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

You can’t fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal. ~ Doug Coupland

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 Stassinopoulos

It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God. ~ Mary Daly

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

The power in which we must have faith if we would be well, is the creative and curative power which exists in every living thing. ~ John Kellogg

Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity. ~ Nadine Gordimer

To creates omething you must be something. ~ Goethe

Creativity is a highfalutin’ word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday. ~ Ray Kroc

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. ~ Joseph Chilton Pierce

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns. ~ Edward de Bono

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

Creativity comes from awakening and directing men’s higher natures, which originate in the primal depths of the universe and are appointed by Heaven. ~ I Ching

My parents always pushed creativity on us, but they made it seem like the fun thing to do. ~ Gwen Stefani

The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it. ~ Edward Albee

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

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. ~ Anna Freud

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

It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm. ~ Mary Henle

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

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

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. ~ Frank Capra

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 III

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it. ~ Dee Hock

I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. ~ William Blake

Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth. ~ Tom Barrett

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise. ~ Julia Cameron

Creativity is an advertising agency’s most valuable asset, because it is the rarest. ~ Jef I. Richards

Truly creative people care a little about what they have done, and a lot about what they are doing. Their driving focus is the life force that surges in them now. ~ Alan Cohen

True creativity often starts where language ends. ~ Arthur Koestler

Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is. ~ Mason Cooley

My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be. ~ Robert Mapplethorpe

Every single thing you see on-screen came out of somebody’s creativity. It doesn’t exist. Nature didn’t deliver it to us. Everything had to be dreamed. ~ Jeffrey Katzenberg

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

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

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

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

The legs are the wheels of creativity. ~ Albert Einstein

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

Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music. ~ Herbie Hancock

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

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. ~ Albert Einstein

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents. ~ Eric Hoffer

Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more. ~ Loris Malaguzzi

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

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. ~ Charles Mingus

Creativity: A Science-based Outlook on Life and Work. ~Book preview

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Published by The Library of Proverbial Wisdom on Sept.8, 2018