Creative Quotes And Sayings


Creative Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of creative quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn’t need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas.”
– Abe Tannenbaum

“The key question isn’t “What fosters creativity?” But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.”
– Abraham Maslow

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. 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

“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

“All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.”
– Albert Camus

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

“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

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”
– Albert Einstein

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
– Albert von Szent-Gyorgy

“Creativity is that delicate combination of elements that result in new ideas and innovations.

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

“We have come to think of art and work as incompatible, or at least independent categories and have for the first time in history created an industry without art.” 
– Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

“Creativity is the ability each of us has to create something new by bringing together two or more different elements in a new context.”

“Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don’t know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.”

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Creation is a disturbing force in society because it is a constructive one. It upsets the old order in the acts of building a new one. This activity is salutary for society. It is, indeed, essential for the maintenance of society’s health; for the one thing that is certain about human affairs is that they are perpetually on the move, and the work of creative spirits is what gives society a chance of directing its inevitable movement along constructive instead of destructive lines.”

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

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
– Ayn Rand

“From 30,000 feet, creating looks like art. From ground level, it’s a to-do list”
– Ben Arment

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
– Bertrand Russell

“So you see, imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.” 
– Brenda Ueland

“The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things-ancient history, nineteenth century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later, or six months, or six years. But he has faith that it will happen.”
– Carl Ally

“Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.”
– Carl Jung

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
– Carl Sagan

“It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.”

“Even a true artist does not always produce art.
– Carroll O’Connor

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” 
– Charles Brower

“A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition.”
– Charles Caleb Colton

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
– Charles Horton Cooley

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

“The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”
– Dr. Linus Pauling

“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

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try”
– Dr. Seuss

“I began by tinkering around with some old tunes I knew. Then, just to try something different, I set to putting some music to the rhythm that I used in jerking ice-cream sodas at the Poodle Dog. I fooled around with the tune more and more until at last, lo and behold, I had completed my first piece of finished music. ”
– Duke Ellington

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