Quotes On Creativity

These inspirational quotes on creativity will add a spark to your discussions for artists, musicians or groups exploring what it means to go beyond what everyone else has done. Creativity can be something that is let loose after years of doing the mundane where your special creative juices have been suppressed or gone unrecognized.
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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 it will be lost.
Martha Graham

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

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.
Theodore Geisel

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein

The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

One of the first things a relationship therapist learns is that couples argue to burn up energy that could be used for something else. In fact, arguments often serve the purpose of using up energy, so that the couple do not have to take the courageous, creative leap into an unknown they fear. Arguing serves the function of being a zone of familiarity into which you can retreat when you are afraid of making a creative breakthrough.
Gay Hendricks

I remembered a story of how Bach was approached by a young admirer one day and asked, "But Papa Bach, how do you manage to think of all these new tunes?" "My dear fellow," Bach is said to have answered, according to my version, "I have no need to think of them. I have the greatest difficulty not to step on them when I get out of bed in the morning and start moving around my room."
Laurens Van der Post

A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree; or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely . . . but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude .
Ralph Waldo Emerson

To encourage our own creativity we need to lighten up a little bit, have some fun, be adventurous. We need to take some risks to express ourselves in new and different ways.
Shakti Gawain, The Path of Transformation How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.
Deepak Chopra

Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer.
Marilyn Monroe

I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.
Maya Angelou

Creativity, by its very nature, often explores off of the beaten path and goes against the grain.
John C. Maxwell, Thinking For A Change

An inventor lives asking the question, "What's missing in this picture?" and then answers it by inventing the missing piece that makes the picture whole.
Michael E. Gerber, Awakening the Entrepreneur Within

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