Quotes About Creativity

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the quotes about creativity section of the website. Ideal for those of you out there that might be stuck in a little bit of a creative rut.

Get your creative juices flowing again by reading through the quotes listed below, hopefully one or two of them will inspire you back into creative action!

“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” – Lee Iacocca

“Swipe from the best, then adapt.” – Tom Peters
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki

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

“If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it.” – Gordon MacKenzie
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“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Goethe

“The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.” – Mikhail Bakunin

"Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem" – Brian Aldiss

“I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” – John Cage

“If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” – Alfred Noble

“No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered.” - Winston Churchill

“The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.” – Linus Pauling

“Confusion is a word we have invented for an order that is not yet understood.” – Henry Miller

“The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” – Thomas Watson, (Founder of IBM)

“I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.” – Steven Wright

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

”Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” - Robert Bresson

”The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until after having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the gems of its production. ” - Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

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

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

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

”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 secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” - Albert Einstein

”The legs are the wheels of creativity.” - Albert Einstein

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

”Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible – he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are.” - Frank Goble

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Alan Kay

“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction.” – Pablo Picasso

“The man with a new idea is a crank – until the idea succeeds.” – Mark Twain

“Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.” – William J. Cameron


Quotes About Creativity From Napolean Hill

"All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea!" - Napolean Hill

"Ideas are the beginning points for all fortunes. Ideas are products of the imagination." - Napolean Hill


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