Creative Quotes

We come from the Creator trailing wisps of glory.  We come from the Creator with creativity. We are all born with creativity. Maya Angelou 

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

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. Edwin Land

Creativity takes courage. Henri Matisse

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. Pablo Picasso

Don’t think, thinking is the enemy of creativity. Just do it. Ray Bradbury

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking Albert Einstein

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

Creativity requires courage to let go of certainties. Eric Fromm

Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of a void but out of chaos. Mary Shelley

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything in life is writable about if you have the guts to do so and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt. Sylvia Plath

Creativity starts with humanity when were being human we feel – joys, sadness, when we’re sick, when we’re nervous Marilyn Monroe 

Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity T. S. Eliot

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

What do I do to live? What do I do to be vital? The answer is always creativity; the answer is always art. Jody Foster

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.  Albert Einstein

Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney Company

When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. Lady Gaga

There is vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
Martha Graham

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

The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses. Edith Södergran

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

Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; …... Rainer Maria Rilke

A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it. Rainer Maria Rilke

But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint of clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career.” Madeleine L’Engle

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

Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become. John O’Donohue

Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity. Deepak Chopra

My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life. Miles Davis

Weirdism is definitely the cornerstone of many an artist’s career. E.A. Bucchianeri,

Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling. Madeleine L’Engle

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.Jean Dubuffet

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

I subscribe to the myth that an artist’s creativity comes from torment. Once that’s fixed, what do you draw on?David Byrne

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.  Stella Adler

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

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.Yo-Yo Ma

Creativity is actually just a metaphor. A pool of ideas, a well of memories, a voice.Jane Smiley

I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things.Florence Welch

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

Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.Julia Cameron

Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.Julia Cameron

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

Its impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do.Eric Jerome Dickey

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