Creativity Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

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

Scott Raymond Adams

Be brave enough to live life creatively. 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. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.

Alan Alda

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.

Greg Anderson

Everything is given by God. All talent, creativity, ability, insight, and strength comes from him. In our own strength we can do nothing.

Marvin J. Ashton

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
 

Nnamdi Azikiwe

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.

Frank Barron

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.

Ray Bradbury

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
 

Robert Bresson

Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created.
 

Jacob Bronowski

God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.
 

Samuel Butler

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.

Shirley Chisholm

I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
 

Septima Poinsette Clark

Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.
 

Lawrence Durrell

From things that have happened and from things as they exist and from all things that you know and all those you cannot know, you make something through your invention that is not a representation but a whole new thing truer than anything true and alive, and you make it alive, and if you make it well enough, you give it immortality. That is why you write and for no other reason that you know of. But what about all the reasons that no one knows?

Ernest Hemingway

Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.

Paul Klee

The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.

W. Somerset Maugham

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.

Rollo May

When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation.
 

Margaret Sackville

Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.

Arianna Stassinopoulos

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?
 

Igor Stravinsky

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
 

Oscar Wilde

It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses.

Tennessee Williams

A line will take us hours maybe;
Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought,
Our stitching and unstitching has been naught.

W. B. Yeats