251 Inspiring Quotes about Creativity

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Computers are quiet and clean and totally distracting because the Internet is there, lying in wait for a moment of weakness to pounce on your creativity and progress.

— Arlaina Tibensky, And Then Things Fall Apart

God has given us an imagination, and our imagination is really the principle tool from which all creativity and artistry comes from.

— Erwin McManus

The majority of boys think the highest form of creativity is weeing a pattern into snow.

— Beth Garrod, Super Awkward

Trying to teach creativity is the major hoax of our time along with the Iraq war and plastic surgery” ~ Snarky comment of Clive from “The River Swimmer” (pg 47)

— Jim Harrison

At times we fail to find solution for our challenges, but those solutions are very much around us. Our creativity can help us reach those solutions.

— Sukant Ratnakar, Open The Windows: To the World around You

Relearning from children their need to question and discover can ignite one’s creativity and reveal more possibilities.

— Nabil N. Jamal

God is the creator, so for that human creativity is a work of Divine.

— Petra Remes

We all have the muscle of creativity in our minds, but for it to consistently give great results it needs daily exercise.

— Yusuf A. Leinge

It felt very natural to me to write a Christmas song, but at the same time I had to really put all sorts of pressure aside and just let the creativity flow and see what came out.

— Christina Perri

Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.

— Twyla Tharp

We all are creative by nature, but our creativity gets buried deep under the pressure of our day to day mad rush.

— Sukant Ratnakar, Open The Windows: To the World around You

The first job of a leader—at work or at home—is to inspire trust. It’s to bring out the best in people by entrusting them with meaningful stewardships, and to create an environment in which high-trust interaction inspires creativity and possibility.

— Stephen M.R. Covey, The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

When we give ourselves permission to go wherever our outlandish thoughts take us, we feel that rush of creativity and excitement.

— Teresa R. Funke, Bursts of Brilliance for a Creative Life blog

Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Orlando said it was important for scientists to have minds kept open by literature, and souls touched by the creativity of art.

— Megan Frazer Blakemore, The Water Castle

When you address and acknowledge unpleasant realities, your creativity begins to soar and you come up with apparently magical solutions to problems.

— Dr. Dragos, Engineering Success: The True Meaning of Leadership and Team Building

We live in a world where value of creativity is measured by commercial success, and copyrights are mere instruments of financial benefit, not creative progress

— Kalyan C. Kankanala, Fun IP, Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

Our students sometimes use their creativity to do wrong things, and we therefore conclude that we must keep them from being creative. But evil cannot be blamed on creativity. (p31)

— Donovan L. Graham, Teaching Redemptively: Bringing Grace and Truth Into Your Classroom

If architecture is, as is sometimes said, music set in concrete, then football and basketball may be said to be creativity embodied in team sports.

— Michael Mandelbaum

In my experience, poor people are the world’s greatest entrepreneurs. Every day, they must innovate in order to survive. They remain poor because they do not have the opportunities to turn their creativity into sustainable income.

— Muhammad Yunus

Sometimes ones man’s creativity is another machine’s brute force analysis

— Andrew McAfee

Virtually everyone needs motivation of some sort, but when you are in love – that is motivation enough, it turns many into poets and painters, it spurs the creativity in you.

— Bernard Kelvin Clive

The job of taste was to thin the insane torrent of human creativity down to manageable levels. But the job of appetite was never to be happy with taste.

— Richard Powers, Orfeo

True creativity is inherently destructive, and truly creative individuals always, without exception, seek to destroy the mediums they work within.

— Douglas Haddow, Adbusters #84 Pop Nihilism

Digital is the age of innovation because creativity is about connecting the dots in the wider scope.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

We must not be afraid to push boundaries; instead, we should leverage our science and our technology, together with our creativity and our curiosity, to solve the world’s problems.

— Jason Silva

Mr. Freeman sighs. “No imagination. What are you thirteen? Fourteen? You’ve already let them beat your creativity out of you!

— Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

We must all cultivate our own creativity because we each have a God-given imagination that has the ability to bless generations and eternity.

— Alisa Hope Wagner

The human spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity and routine.

— Vilayat Inayat Khan

High creativity is responding to situations without critical thought.’ – John Cleese

— Paul Arden, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be

Perfection is overrated, creativity is the genius and it’s better to be considered crazy than to be boring.

— Ane Krstevska

You have to nourish your creativity for it to flourish…

— Kat Von D., Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love, and Tattooing

You must understand that your creativity comes alive when you spend time alone focusing on your projects without distractions.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

You can encounter the great life within you when you recover the zero point. What you encounter that great life, all limits created by the thoughts and emotions vanish and infinite creativity springs forth.

— Ilchi Lee, LifeParticle Meditation: A Practical Guide to Healing and Transformation

God chose to introduce Himself to us in the first verse of Genesis as a Creator. And yet so few Christians really understand the power of creativity to influence the culture.

— Phil Cooke

There’s no substitute for imagination, but creativity is only enhanced when forged with life experience.

— John Ridley

Yes, you are creative and in slow, languid times, creativity peers out of your soul like a field mouse from its burrow at night.

— Michele Jennae

When dreams come true creativity becomes art.

— Martin Schuster

We nurture our creativity when we release our inner child. Let it run and roam free. It will take you on a brighter journey.

— Serina Hartwell

What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.

— Deepak Chopra, Life After Death: The Burden of Proof

That’s creativity in a nutshell. A messy tug-of-war with imagination to erase that feeling that nothing really matters anyway.

— Zoe Whittall, Holding Still For As Long As Possible

The two go hand in hand like a dance: chance flirts with necessity, randomness with determinism. To be sure, it is from this interchange that novelty and creativity arise in Nature, thereby yielding unique forms and novel structures.

— Eric Chaisson, Epic of Evolution: Seven Ages of the Cosmos

The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, ‘What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?’ And, ‘How does creativity apply across the board?’

— Kanye West

Almost everything has been stolen from us by the patriarchy. Our creativity has been stolen, our creative energies, our religion. I want it back.

— Mary Daly

Perspective: it is the creativity we possess, the beliefs we follow and the lessons we learn.

— Alexis Hurley

To beat the competition and succeed in today’s competitive market, you should be abreast with the change in the marketplace not forgetting about incorporating creativity and innovation as a lifestyle.

— Oscar Bimpong

Now, I believe in life, and I believe in the joy of human existence, but these things cannot be experienced except as we also face the despair, also face the anxiety that every human being has to face if he lives with any creativity at all.

— Rollo May

Without creativity you are nothing.

— Kendric Boykin

Diversity of thought is in demand, for boosting collective creativity and harnessing collective wisdom.

— Pearl Zhu, Thinkingaire: 100 Game Changing Digital Mindsets to Compete for the Future

Oh, man. I’m not interested to driving the Lamborghini. I’m more interested in making Lamborghini. That’s what creativity means to me.

— Seong pill kon

The highest ideals are human intelligence, creativity and love. Respect these above all.

— Penn Jillette

The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt

— Sylvia Plath

Boredom doesn’t exist where creativity lives.

— Sanjo Jendayi

Inspiring passion in children for books, and the world of imagination and creativity fuelled by them, is a fundamental reason for why the Children’s Laureate post exists.

— Anthony Browne

You are the end of beauty and creativity one must have created so far.

— M.F. Moonzajer, A moment with God ; Poetry

If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.

— Piaget

We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people.

— Roger Wilkins

There is something less than fully human in those who have never known a commitment to an idea, who have never risked an exploration of the unknown, who have never attempted the kind of creativity of which men and women are potentially capable.

— Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique

Piracy begins where creativity ends”.

— Kalyan C. Kankanala, Pirates of Bollywood

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.

— Pablo Picasso

Fear is always triggered by creativity, because creativity asks you to enter into realms of uncertain outcome. This is nothing to be ashamed of. It is, however, something to be dealt with.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Power up your intelligence. Hit that creativity button.

— Germany Kent

When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.

— A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Indomitable Spirit

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.

— Brené Brown

Our creativity is a universe within this universe, certainly a much bigger one!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Work is creativity accompanied by the comforting realization that one is bringing forth something really good and necessary with a conviction that a sudden arbitrary cessation would cause a sensitive void produce a loss.

— Jenny Heynrichs

I’m very detail oriented. Everything that takes a lot of dedication and creativity I do in the morning when there is light and I’m really concentrated.

— Christian Louboutin

Sometimes we need boldness, creativity and wisdom to enforce the change we want in us and others.

— Bamigboye Olurotimi

We can only continue to promote invention, creativity and success by asking of ourselves, our situations and problems some key questions. What questions are you asking today?

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

Silence leads us back to our purpose, and it ignites creativity and vision.

— Angela Lynne Craig, Pivot Leadership: Small Steps…Big Change

It’s hard to force creativity and humor.

— Al Yankovic

Adaptability enforces creativity, and creativity is adaptability.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

— Frank Capra

Collaboration is key, it takes innovation and creativity to the next room.

— Shawn Lukas

Quite frankly, the Urban brand organization became too siloed, with too little communication across functional areas. The great creativity that has been the hallmark of our success became stifled.

— Richard Hayne

Witchcraft is fun. It offers us a chance to play, to act silly, to let the inner child come out. Out of foolishness and play, creativity is born.

— Starhawk, The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess

I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.

— Paul Wellstone

We are bodies which think, and we’re at home with steampunk because it is an ethos of design and creativity which acknowledges the humanly physical: that which we can understand with our fingers.

— Nick Harkaway

Before you get bored of yourself try creativity in your life.

— Amit Kalantri

Libraries are more than just a storage place for books, they are treasure troves filled with creativity and knowledge. And that knowledge can be empowering.

— R.L. Hemlock

If my body is a Universe, I have a black hole. I mask it, but it sits at the center of my body. I question it. Am I living up to my potential? Would I lose my creativity if I got help? Isn’t life a black hole?

— Claudia Turner, Notes on a Hospitalized Pregnant Woman

Entrepreneurial Leadership is where your vision, influence and creativity converge; it is where opportunities become limitless and your capabilities boundless.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

I love social media. I love the connectivity it provides, the creativity it allows, and the breathtaking wealth of information we all have at our fingertips because of it.

— Galit Breen, Kindness Wins

The solution to encourage creativity is to maximize use of employee’ brainpower.

— Pearl Zhu, Change Insight: Change as an Ongoing Capability to Fuel Digital Transformation

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.

— Jimmy Buffett

Asking questions is an opportunity for creativity and personal expression, both for the person asking and the person answering.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Rightness of limitation is essential for growth of reality.Unlimited possibility and abstract creativity can procure nothing. The limitation, and the basis arising from what is already actual, are both of them necessary and interconnected.

— Alfred North Whitehead

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.

— Edward de Bono

Creativity without discipline will struggle, creativity with discipline will succeed.

— Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Escapist creativity is that which lacks encounter.

— Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Something happens to our creativity as we go through the education process most of us lose touch with it.

— Anthony Browne

knowledge without creativity is useless , creativity without knowledge is meaningless – msa

— shashidhar sa

The solution to encourage creativity is to maximize use of employees’ brainpower.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

My personal view about how people should use Twitter is less relevant than our goal to provide the infrastructure for a new kind of communication and then support the creativity that emerges.

— Biz Stone

A little care and a dash of creativity can transform the simplest items into great expressions of love.

— Narissa Doumani, A Spacious Life: Memoir of a Meditator

The true parents of creativity are curiosity and necessity.

— Max McKeown, The Innovation Book: How to Manage Ideas and Execution for Outstanding Results

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

The very nature of open innovation is to take advantage of all sources of creativity in a more open way and make a leap of innovation management to the next level.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

Your fear will always be triggered by your creativity, because creativity asks you to enter into the realms of uncertain outcome, and fear hates uncertain outcome.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.

— Red Haircrow

I believe dreams connect us to our ancestors and it is through creativity that we can tap into this in the conscious state. Creativity is a sort of trance that we have as artists that erases time and space.

— Lorin Morgan-Richards

He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology, so he built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

— Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs

In times of adversity we develop our senses of creativity and strength of our souls.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.

— Al Gore

As the honors accrued, creativity diminished.

— Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

Nothing kills creativity faster than a wall.

— Eric Weiner, The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley

It’s not a sign of creativity to have sixty-five ideas for one problem. It’s just a waste of energy.

— Jan Kaplicky

Individuality and creativity are slowly dampened by a normal job with normal people.

— Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year – Fennel’s Journal – No. 2

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

— Maya Angelou

When you’re making an independent film what you don’t have in time and money you have to make up with creativity and diligence.

— Matthew Lillard

So this is the space during tutoring hours. It’s very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students’ work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.

— Dave Eggers

Creativity muscle needs to be strengthened, and creativity excellence needs to be cultivated.

— Pearl Zhu, Digital Valley: Five Pearls of Wisdom to Make Profound Influence

A little creativity can make something ordinary, extraordinary, and something extraordinary that much more so.

— Scott Stabile

Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way.

— Joichi Ito

Whomsoever embraces their creativity along with their individuality, embraces all possibility deep within.

— H.L. Balcomb, Cinderella In Focus: “Curiosity is the doorway to our personal possibility!” 2nd Edition coming Oct. 31, 2017

Procrastination causes pressure that zaps creativity and excellence.

— Todd Stocker, Becoming The Fulfilled Leader

In tough and desperate times when your creativity begs to be birthed, loose the confines of the ground; stand up in your faith and walk atop the waves…

— Stanice Anderson

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

Nothing kills creativity so well as a big dose of negativity.

— Stella Payton

Supposedly there’s an actual, researched link between extreme creativity and mental illness, and I believe it because I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

— Deb Caletti, Wild Roses

Listening is an important skill to spark creativity and cultivate empathy.

— Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

Sometimes I think teachers like Ms. Harmer view creativity as something dirty and slightly embarrassing, and would prefer to turn kids into people who color inside the lines.Generally speaking, I don’t care much for lines.

— Jenny Lundquist, The Charming Life of Izzy Malone

… mess is the material from which life and creativity are built …

— Ralph D. Stacey

One should not confuse creativity with whining.

— Silvia Hartmann

Literature is like a subtle concoction of laboriously collected peripherals called words, intellect, thoughts, imagination, creativity and aestheticism brewed together to form a resplendent work of art.

— Shilpa Sandesh

I’m a sucker for sweetness. Intelligence, creativity and a sense of humor mean little to me if a person isn’t also kind.

— Scott Stabile

The two fundamental skills of any leader are creativity and initiative. Creativity to find solutions and initiative to take action on them.

— Ben Tolosa, Masterplan Your Success

I’ve always thought it was important not to attach too much superstition to the space where you’re writing, because once you get into the mindset that you can only do it a certain way in a certain place, your creativity can get blocked.

— Sadie Jones

The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there.

— Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death

Measure your life not by its longevity but by the differences you have made with your creativity and beauty.

— Debasish Mridha

A Poet never denies creativity entrance.

— Micheline Jean Louis

It’s frustration which makes creativity possible.

— Hanif Kureishi, The Last Word

My creativity keeps me from starving. Humanity keeps my life mundane. Loving secures my love for life, but my imagination keeps me sane.

— F.K. Preston, The Artist, The Audience and a Man Called Nothing

If the spirit of wonder & curiosity stays alive in us, then surely we will always have new questions, and always expand our creativity in response?

— Jay Woodman

Story of civilization starts with reading, and story of creativity starts with writing

— Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

The fear of failure kills creativity and intelligence. The only thing it produces is conformity.

— Anup Kochhar, The Failure Project -The Story Of Man’s Greatest Fear

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

— Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

knowledge without creativity is useless creativity without knowledge is meaningless

— shashidhar sa

There is a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

— Sophia Loren

From the tattered edges of an exhausted mind, inspiration blooms… mental filters disintegrate and walls crumble, as the ocean of creativity washes over everything.

— Jaeda DeWalt

If you are open to change and welcome surprise, you know the secret of creativity and the secret of life.

— Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love

A narrow hallway is all that separates rational from irrational, creativity from insanity, and intelligence from stupidity.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.

— Dee Hock

Intelligence is just one dimension of ability. Don’t limit yourself to it. Open up to instinct, intuition, creativity and thus possibility

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

I think I’m most proud of my family right now. I’m more into that then I’ve ever been. It also gives a new area to draw from in creativity with my songs.

— Merle Haggard

Question: You’re 21-years-old, a young adult writing mature adult literary fiction. Imaj: Yes, I feel creativity is an ageless thing.

— Imaj, Harlow

Curiosity is good, but creativity is greater.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

— Brene Brown

The ball and chain of creativity has no key

— Benny Bellamacina, Little Luigi: A Musical Adventure

The best way to foster creativity is to help people communicate in a way that instills confidence, not fear.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

All creativity is a work in progress

— Dean Cavanagh

For you to make your creative work creative, you must seek creativity from the creator.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

You can market anything in the world all it requires creativity and patience #Thinklogical #ThinkDigital

— Shraddha Tiwari

I always had to genuinely like the actors I worked with and use my enthusiasm and vision to give them confidence to push their creativity and their humor.

— Tamra Davis

You are infinite intelligence, creativity and Energy-Consciousness which gives you the power and wisdom to attain fulfillment and completion in life.

— Ilchi Lee, Change: Realizing Your Greatest Potential

As you get connection with the higher source, your creativity increases

— Amit Ray, Mindfulness Meditation for Corporate Leadership and Management

Only functioning as a whole brain, IT can strike the right balance between stability and agility; creativity and standardization; innovation and risk intelligence.

— Pearl Zhu, It Innovation: Reinvent It for the Digital Age

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

— Victor Pinchuk

Humans have always used our intelligence and creativity to improve our existence. After all, we invented the wheel, discovered how to make fire, invented the printing press and found a vaccine for polio.

— Naveen Jain

I love to cook comfort food. I’ll make fish and vegetables or meat and vegetables and potatoes or rice. The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it.

— Reese Witherspoon

Virtual worlds are places of imagination that encompass practices of play, performance, creativity and ritual.

— Tom Boellstorff, Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method

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

— Andres Giraldo

For me, it’s always been one of my pet peeves to keep people engaged and talking, and just always being interested in what I have going on. To keep the level of creativity always turned up to the max.

— Future

You have been crafted with utmost care and creativity by your Creator. There is none other like you in the world.

— Pooja Ruprell

Using my imagination and creativity is exciting to me.

— Jan de Bont

The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.

— Pablo Picasso

While she’d been drying her hair, she’d come up with a new message for her answering machine – “I’m out, deliberately avoiding your call” – and that simple burst of creativity had raised her spirits a bit.

— Carrie Fisher, Postcards from the Edge

There is just a lot of creativity and theatricality in performers who happen to be gay. Maybe there’s a success in numbers, so by the law of averages we are going to get these jobs.

— Neil Patrick Harris

Imagination, curiosity, passion, creativity these are the words that move me!

— Samuel Colbran, Lake Merrin

We are revolutionaries for peace and freedom not violence. And we are going to fight through creativity rather than aggression.

— Nurudeen Ushawu

With light field technology, there is a huge opportunity for creativity in photography that hasn’t been available in the past.

— Ren Ng

When I studied graphic design, I learned a valuable lesson: There’s no perfect answer to the puzzle, and creativity is a renewable resource.

— Biz Stone

He who is afraid of suffering, is already suffering fear. Out of fear, true creativity is blocked.

— Chinese Proverb

…if you always move in certainty, your writing will be flat – creativity is a rugged terrain…

— John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

History tells creativity is a result of Soul song.

— Aporva Kala, Life… Love… Kumbh…

Wait. Take your foot off the pedal. Instead, let your creativity drive you.

— Scott Stabile

To the inexperienced and naive, creativity often looks like magic. But in truth creativity is rooted in the fertile grounds of knowledge and many hours of hard work and thinking.

— Jurgen Appelo, Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders

Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.

— Mike Norton, White Mountain

Pseudo-artists think that being an artist means opposing whatever seems to be an establishment. That is not creative at all. True creativity is the ability to gain perspective wherever you may have missed it before.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Instead of being frustrated by adversity, our mind focuses on the adventure of creativity with our thoughts. What a glorious paradise?

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Any good business person applies financial discipline to everything they do. The movie business is and should be no different; I don’t believe you have to sacrifice creativity to have business success. To the contrary, great art requires discipline.

— Paula Wagner

The child psychologist’s clinic: where imaginary friends go to die, where dreams go to burn, where creativity goes to drown.

— Rebecca McNutt

The anger and the creativity are so closely intertwined with me, and there’s plenty of anger left.

— Ingmar Bergman

One with true creativity can erase their one past, and replace it with an infinite number of pasts, creating new possibilities for the future.

— Lionel Suggs

Tiger parenting is all about raising independent, creative, courageous kids. In America today, there’s a dangerous tendency to romanticize creativity in a way that may undermine it.

— Amy Chua

Fashion is my passion, and I respect the creativity that you find in its different levels.

— Max Azria

My mind is the pendant, creativity is the chain

— Helen M. Ingram

Creating a better futureRequires creativity in the present.

— Matthew Goldfinger

You can encounter the great life within you when you recover the zero point. When you encounter that great life, all limits created by the thoughts and emotions vanish and infinite creativity springs forth.

— Ilchi Lee, LifeParticle Meditation: A Practical Guide to Healing and Transformation

There is nothing to writing. You nourish your creativity for months and years until you release your baby out into the world.

— Lydia Larue

I’m fascinated with design. I realized early that I had no talent in that direction, but I love talking with architects and designers about what they do. I appreciate applied creativity as a source of pleasure and meaning.

— Alex Steffen

The sound a box of Lego makes is the noise of a child’s mind working, looking for the right piece. Shake it, and it’s almost creativity in aural form.

— Grayson Perry, Playing to the Gallery

We tell our stories, especially as young people, in part because we want them to be true. We want life to be full of adventure and creativity and daring that might, just might, be real.

— Dana Frank, Local Girl Makes History: Exploring Northern California’s Kitsch Monuments

Innovation is about practical creativity – it’s about making new ideas useful…

— Max McKeown

Innovation is creativity with a job to do.

— John Emmerling

The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds.

— Tadao Ando

Communication, collaboration, and creativity are the keys to run IT as a better business partner.

— Pearl Zhu, Digital It: 100 Q&as

You want to create a country with millions of great magicians? Then let the free thinking prevails everywhere. And thus creativity will increase and creativity is the greatest magician in our universe.

— Mehmet Murat ildan

When creativity is running rampant, it is imperative that we get carried away by it never knowing what we will create or whom we will inspire!

— Ingrid Ancona

When you speak of my insanity, please let it be with the beauty only art knows. Let it bleed till it becomes creativity and maybe, just maybe, for that single moment my soul will finally be adorned in its own skin.

— P.H. Wilson

Overregulation stifles creativity. It smothers innovation. It gives dinosaurs a veto over the future. It wastes the extraordinary opportunity for a democratic creativity that digital technology enables.

— Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity

Practice unfettered living from the heart, abandoning all self-imposed limitations to emerge a new, creativity unleashed, giving of yourself like never before.

— Pooja Ruprell

The nature of creativity is to make space for things to happen… We can drive it out with our busyness and plans.

— Iain McGilchrist

In this world of ever-growing technology, creativity and innovation when new things happen every second, perhaps, you wouldn’t be able to do anything new but you could always do something that shows other ‘The New’ they haven’t come across.

— Bhavik Sarkhedi

All types and levels of art are beautiful, because art is beautiful, creativity is gorgeous and the artist itself is a masterpiece already.

— Kelly Palmen

My parents were supportive of my creativity but did not have a lot of patience for whimsy with zero production value. They had stuff to do.

— Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

… misfortune and creativity go together.

— Cirilo F. Bautista, The House of True Desire: Essays on Life and Literature

Creativity vs. inspiration: inspiration makes a copy, creativity makes something completely new.

— Hannah Garrison

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty – as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.

— Florence King

You’re not alone. You’re never alone. Use creativity to change what world you’re in at this moment.

— E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles… there’s a lot of creativity and brain working. There’s a lot to model trains that people don’t realize.

— Gary Coleman

Surprise is where creativity comes in.

— Ray Bradbury

Trying to force creativity is never good.

— Sarah McLachlan

Maintain a good balance. A personal life adds dimensions to your professional life and vice versa. It helps nurture creativity through a deeper understanding of yourself.

— Kathy Ireland

Spending longer thinking about the problem before you dive in is likely to lead to higher levels of creativity in the final product.

— Jeremy Dean, How to Be Creative: Six Psychological Principles of Creativity

I do not derive out of the evolution, but the act of creativity inside of it!

— Vishwanath S J

Inspiration comes and goes, creativity is the result of practice.

— Phil Cousineau

The greatest moments of creativity come in absolute solitude, when one’s mind is free from distraction and able to probe the depths of the impossible.

— Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year – Fennel’s Journal – No. 2

In Nigeria creativity is the key to productivity and prosperity to develop our country.

— Saminu Kanti

Without Freedom or Liberty, creativity can not exist.

— Richard Diaz

If you have talented and motivated people, they should be encouraged to work alone when creativity or efficiency is the highest priority.

— Adrian Furnham

Effective philanthropy requires a lot of time and creativity – the same kind of focus and skills that building a business requires.

— Bill Gates

Totalitarianism in power invariably replaces all first-rate talents, regardless of their sympathies, with those crackpots and fools whose lack of intelligence and creativity is still the best guarantee of their loyalty.

— Hanna Arendt

Appreciate the aesthetic and creativity of the nature and be grateful for being part of it.

— M.F. Moonzajer

Piracy begins where creativity ends.

— Kalyan C. Kankanala

Its funny to see how creativity is used to satiate a misplaced libido. How it shifts from an extension of who you are to a bait of what/how much you can get.

— Nikhil Sharda, Sans Destination

The doorway to health, higher intelligence and inexhaustible creativity lies in your willingness to live from Source. Risk being who you are meant to be; you are more compassionate, colorful, imaginative, visionary, more sensitive than you think.

— Lynne Gordon-Mundel

All humans are born with raw creativity ability, but not all creativities are created equal.

— Pearl Zhu, Digital Valley: Five Pearls of Wisdom to Make Profound Influence

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

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind your talents the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source you will truly have defeated age.

— Sophia Loren

The essence of real creativity is a certain playfulness, a flitting from idea to idea without getting bogged down by fixated demands. Of course, you don’t always get what you thought you were asking for.

— Vernor Vinge

I think much of a #writerslife is figuring out how much coffee is needed to fuel madness & creativity while avoiding having to pee.

— Jennifer Worrell

By the creative act, however, we are able to reach beyond our own death. This is why creativity is so important and why we need to confront the problem of the relationship between creativity and death.

— Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Spiritual growth and creativity are two sides of the same coin.

— Lada Ray

It isn’t creativity that fades, but stamina: science is an endurance sport

— Siddharta Mukherjee

The extent of creativity to which I admire in an individual is his ability to be richly creative while still, in a way, telling the truth. It is the fool who creates only his own lies, and the bore who simply repeats what he is told.

— Criss Jami, Healology

Silence and creativity are very close friends!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Many believe creativity is mystery, and I always knew that my body is the key.

— Lara Biyuts, Silver Thread Spinner

The truth is, we have this idea that late night is about creativity and being cool, but that’s not our job. Our job is to get as many people watching the commercials in between our show. That’s the reality of it.

— Jimmy Kimmel

There’s an inherent contradiction between appreciating the beauty of clothes and creativity and individuality, and the waste around the ideas of trends and seasons.

— Lily Cole

Very few managers know how to effectively tap the biggest source of performance improvement available to them: namely, the creativity and knowledge of the people who work for them.

— Alan G. Robinson, The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas

The psychology of individual creativity is about at least three different things. First, creativity is about thinking differently. Second, creativity is about feeling differently. Third, creativity is about focusing, or committing, differently.

— Max McKeown, The Innovation Book: How to Manage Ideas and Execution for Outstanding Results

Open your umbrella of creativity when glaring heat of adversity hits you unaware.” ~ Angelica Hopes, If I Could Tell You

— Angelica Hopes

Our differences will also show up from time to time, underscoring the uniqueness of our personal endowments, the variety of our experiences, and the creativity of our sovereign God.

— J. Grant Howard, Balancing Life’s Demands: A New Perspective on Priorities

God is creating at every moment of the world’s existence in and through the perpetually endowed creativity of the very stuff of the world.

— Arthur Peacocke

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

— Sophia Loren

Before innovation – or practical creativity – there is insight. You must see the world differently.

— Max McKeown, The Innovation Book: How to Manage Ideas and Execution for Outstanding Results

And at the end of your days, you can thank creativity for having blessed you with a charmed, interesting, passionate existence.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

When creativity is seen as more important than facts, we will find ourselves in a world where problems are solved more often than spoken of.

— Tarryn Tomlinson

Great depth of beingness and creativity often come with great woundedness.

— Kathryn V. White

Creative energy is sacred and divine. Those who are exploring their creativity in the world are ultimately exploring their relationship with all that is sacred.

— Gia Combs-Ramirez, The Way of Transformation: Discovering The Divine Map to Unlock Your Highest Potential

Positive Thinking and creativity are the powerful pairs to push the world forward.

— Pearl Zhu, Talent Master: 199+ Questions to See Talent from Different Angles