37 Inspirational Quotes on Creativity


37 inspirational quotes on creativity to feel your soul.

1. We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. -Kurt Vonnegut

2. You don’t have to be “a creative” to be creative. –Drory Ben-Menachem

3. Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found. -James Russell Lowell

4. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. -John Updike

5. Creativity always dies a quick death in rooms that house conference tables. -Bruce Hershensohm

6. The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing. -Rainer Maria Rilke

7. Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. -Albert Einstein 

8. Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. -Jonh Steinbeck

9. True creativity often starts where language ends. -Arthur Koestler 

10. The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.  -Carl Jung

11. The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. -Pablo Picasso

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

13. Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. -Steve Jobs

14. Dance first, think later. -Samuel Beckett

15. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams

16. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. -Marianne Williamson

17. Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. -Anne Sexton

18. Nothing is impossible. The world itself says “I’m Possible”! -Audrey Hepburn

19. Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something. -Nicholas Burroughs

20. Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Albert Einstein

21. If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. -Marc Chagall

22. 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

23. That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you. -Ray Bradbury

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

25. Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. -Salvador Dali

26. If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. -Vincent van Gogh

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

28. 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

29. You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. -Jack London

30. Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. -William Plomer

31. To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. -Osho

32. I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones. -John Cage

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

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

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

36. When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity. -Linda Naiman

37. Find something only you can say. -James Dickey

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Juliette Donatelli

Working in the field of sustainability for over seven years, Juliette is passionate about its intersection within the fashion industry. Juliette began studying ecological conservation, and led consumer awareness campaigns around the world from water usage in southern California, riparian restoration in South Africa, food distribution in Paris and bison habitat in the Great Plains. She has launched her passion--consumerism and sustainability--into a place where it hits home--fashion. Juliette is the founder and editor-in-chief of spadesandsilk.com, Director of Sustainability at Manufacture NY, and loves to read, dance, swim and enjoy the occasional glass of champagne.