Creativity Quotes and Spiritual Sayings

Creativity Quotes (261) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Creativity and being creative is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others.

“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

“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

“To me, all creativity is magic. Ideas start out in the empty void of your head - and they end up as a material thing, like a book you can hold in your hand. That is the magical process. It's an alchemical thing. Yes, we do get the gold out of it but that's not the most important thing. It's the work itself.” 
~ Alan Moore

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

There is no such thing as an idle thought. All thought creates form on some level. Every thought leads to either love or fear.
~ A Course in Miracles

“Because you’re a creation of God, you reflect the Divine qualities of creativity, wisdom, and love.” 
~ Doreen Virtue

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
~ Ansel 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 are doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
~ Alan Alda

The best way to help people to maximize their creative potential is to allow them to do something they love.
~ Teresa Amabile

True creativity is impossible without some measure of passion. 
~ Teresa Amabile

People will be most creative when they feel motivated primarily by the interest, enjoyment, satisfaction and challenge of the work itself.
~ Teresa M. Amabile

It is in awareness that we bring everything to life that lives within us. There is no time like the present to give birth to creativity.
~ Kathleen Anderson

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

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

Creativity does not depend on inherited talent or on environment or upbringing; it is the function of the ego of every human being.
~ Silvano Arieti

The portal of healing and creativity always takes us into the realm of the spirit.
~ Angeles Arrien

I have two questions for you: What do you need to make your creativity shine through? Why do you keep ignoring it?
~ Lauren Artress

Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
~ Mustafa K. Ataturk

Creative individuals place a high value on fun because it enables them to soar in their other pursuits.
~ Jordan Ayan

Time is clay. Go make something.
~ Barbara Bach

Mortals must do what they are here to do creatively or they will become cranky.
~ Jill Badonsky

Enthusaism is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
~ Bo Bennett

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
~ Henri Bergson

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

Creativity, which is the expression of our originality, helps us stay mindful that what we bring to the world is completely original and cannot be compared.
~ Brene Brown

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
~ Rita Mae Brown

The first step to being creative is to get rid of your own unwritten rules.
~ Mary M. Byers

As adults we have quite a bit of work to do, and play seems to function as a protective mechanism against the costs of this work; a buffer against stress, a support during life transitions, a means of forming bonds and alliances, a jump start for creativity and problem-solving.
~ Christine Caldwell

Art is not thinking something up; it is the opposite - getting something down.
~ Julia Cameron

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

Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance.
~ Julia Cameron

Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.
~ Julia Cameron

Creativity is our true nature; blocks are an unnatural thwarting of a process at once as normal and as miraculous as the blossoming of a flower at the end of a slender green stem.
~ Julia Cameron

Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy: pure creative energy.
~ Julia Cameron

In a sense, as we are creative beings, our lives become our work of art.
~ Julia Cameron

In dance, in composition, in sculpture, the experience is the same: we are more the conduit than the creator of what we express.
~ Julia Cameron

In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it.
~ Julia Cameron

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

Next to Morning Pages and Artist Dates, the most potent tool for contacting inner guidance and creativity is walking.
~ Julia Cameron

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
~ Julia Cameron

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

All creative people are kids at heart. You’ve got to play – do stuff that’s definitely not work to get off the linear approach to creative work. I keep yo-yos in my office and I play solitaire on my computer.
~ Steve Carmichael

Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something.
~ Liz Carpenter

Enhancing creativity is not only for enrichment; it’s a vital resource for meeting the challenges and dangers, as well as the opportunities, of the accelerated change climate of the twenty-first century. 
~ Shelly Carson

We are all creative. Creativity is the hallmark human capacity that has allowed us to survive thus far. Our brains are wired to be creative, and the only thing stopping you from expressing the creativity that is your birthright is your belief that there are creative people and uncreative people and that you fall in that second category.
~ Shelly Carson

We should not forget to enjoy the experience of daily creativity, whatever that may entail.
~ Diane Carter

Contemplation is the root of awareness and creativity.
~ Sandra Chantry

Losing touch with spirit does nothing to the field of creativity, which is beyond harm; but it can do much to damage a person's chance in life.
~ Deepak Chopra

With spiritual growth comes new creative potential, leading to the realization that you are pure potential, able to fill any creative impulse.
~ Deepak Chopra

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
~ John Cleese

Laughter is the best creative medicine.
~ John Cleese

Each of us possesses a creative self. Claiming that is a transformational art. When you begin to act on your creativity,what you find inside may be more valuable than what you produce for the external world. The ultimate creative act is to express what is most authentic and individual about you.
~ Eileen M. Clegg

The difference between famous creators and struggling artists is that the creators know that improving the lives of others deserves the highest reward.
~ Alan Cohen

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

Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
~ Mason Cooley

Nothing is more exciting and bonding in relationships than creating together.
~ Steven R. Covey

Even without success, creative persons find joy in a job well done. Learning for its own sake is rewarding.
~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Studying creativity is not an elite distraction, but provides one of the most exciting models for living.
~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naïve at the same time… Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.
~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives…most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity…when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.
~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
~ Miles Davis

It's not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.
~ Miles Davis

Sometimes you have to play for a long time to be able to play like yourself.
~ Miles Davis

We are weaving the future on the loom of today.
~ Grace Stricker Dawson

Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits.
~ Edward de Bono

Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea.
~ Edward de Bono

Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone.
~ Edward de Bono

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
~ Edward de Bono

Creativity is a great motivator because it mades people interested in what they are doing.
~ Edward de Bono

Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
~ Edward de Bono

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

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action that man finds his supreme joy.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You need a room with no view so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
~ Annie Dillard

Creativity is work that goes some place: it is sustained effort toward an ideal.
~ Michael Drury

Creativity means believing you have greatness.
~ Wayne Dyer

A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience. 
~ Albert Einstein

Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
~ Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
~ Albert Einstein

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
~ Albert Einstein

The legs are the wheels of creativity.
~ Albert Einstein

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires a creative imagination and marks the real advances in science.
~ Albert Einstein

To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.
~ Albert Einstein

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
~ T.S. Eliot

The heart knows what it wants, and it often makes no sense. Intuition, creativity, and listening are all imperative in creating an inspired life.
~ Jonathan H. Ellerby

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The two terrors that discourage creativity and creative living are fear of public opinion and undue reverence for one's own consistency.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let if first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
~ Epictetus

The most important thing is to hold on, hold out, for your creative life, for your solitude, for your time to be and do, for your very life.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Creativity is an act of self-discovery.
~ Sebastian Esteverena

Our imagination is boundless. In a split second we can imagine an incredible number of things. To give form to what is imagined takes great creative powers. That's why I believe creativity is giving form to imagination.
~ Fereydoon Family

To fully be a human being is to take full responsibility for one’s part in the co-creation of the world.
~ Joel Federman

The ability to live in the question long enough for genius to emerge is a touchstone of creative success.
~ Jonathan Fields

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
~ Bernice FitzGibbon

Creative thinking may mean simply the realization that there's no particular virtue in doing things the way they always have been done.
~ Rudolf Flesch

I call the age we are entering the creative age because the key factor propelling us forward is the rise of creativity as the primary mover of our economy.
~ Richard Florida

Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious and playful, changing with the tides of time.
~ Debbie Ford

Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the Universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request and everything your heart desires must come to you.
~ Shakti Gawain

Keeping your mind open in the face of uncertainty is the single most powerful secret of unleashing your creative potential.
~ Michael J. Gelb

An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally.
~ Seth Goden

Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.
~ Seth Goden

Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist.
~ Seth Goden

It's rare to find a consistently creative or insightful person who is also an angry person. They can't occupy the same space, and if your anger moves in, generosity and creativity often move out. It's difficult to use revenge or animus to fuel great work. 
~ Seth Goden

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

All of us can create if we allow ourselves to.
~ Natalie Goldberg

Creativity is the ideas expressed after summoning everything you've learned and disregarding everything you know. It's the ability to get out of the way of one's originality and imagination.
~ Dan Greenberger

Every act of creating is an act of power, an act of hope.
~ Pam Grout

The ultimate solutions to problems are rational; the process of finding them is not.
~ J. P. Guilford

The human urge to create comes from the play impulse.
~ Carla Hannaford

Thought, creativity and learning arise from experience.
~ Carla Hannaford

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
~ Cynthia Heimel

When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive creature. He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and opens ways for a better understanding.
~ Robert Henri

Most people are much more unusual and complicated and eccentric and playful and creative than they have time to express.
~ Oliver Herring

The genuine creator creates something that has a life of its own, something that can exist and function without him.
~ Eric Hofer

When we conceive a new idea we are thinking directly from the creativity of God.
~ Ernest Holmes

We hold these truths to be self-evident; All people are born creative; Endowed by our Creator with the inalienable right and responsibility to express our creativity for the sake of ourselves and our world.
~ Barbara Marx Hubbard

All this creative power of the mind amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us the by senses and experience. 
~ David Hume

The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.
~ Robert Iger

Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you.
~ Judith Jamison

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
~ Anthony Jay

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.
~ Steve Jobs

The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
~ Steve Jobs

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
~ Carl Jung

From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative; hence the unconscious is not merely conditioned by history, but is the very source of the creative impulse. It is like nature herself - prodigiously conservative, and yet transcending her own historical conditions in her acts of creation.
~ Carl Jung

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. 
~ Carl Jung

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
~ Carl Jung

All human knowledge thus begins with intuitions, proceeds thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.
~ Immanuel Kant

Playology is about waking up our senses, infusing our organs of seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, tasting - and the higher cognitive senses as well, with the spirit of play. Play ignites creativity and spontaneity. Playing together leads to trust and cooperation.
~ Ellie Katz

To fully nurture the creative potential of others requires modeling the behaviors, attitudes and actions consistant with a creative learner. Development of one's creative expression is therefore first.
~ Susan Keller-Mathers

Life at its best is a creative synthesis of opposites in fruitful harmony.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and the pupil are located in the same individual.
~ Arthur Koestler

Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.
~ Arthur Koestler

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

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
~ Edwin Land

To be mindfully engaged is the most natural, creative state we can be in.
~ Ellen Langler

Creativity is a catchall term for a variety of distinct thought processes.
~ Jonah Lehrer

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
~ Theodore Levitt

Nothing feeds the center of being so much as creative work.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
~ George Lois

Creativity is our birthright. It is an integral part of being human, as basic as walking, talking and thinking.
~ John Daido Loori

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

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
~ James Lowell

In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; a grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak. 
~ James Lowell

It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
~ Thomas Macaulay

One sure-fire way to stay creative: force yourself to learn something new.
~ Harvey Mackay

A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate symphony.
~ Abraham Maslow

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.
~ Abraham Maslow

Creativity is a characteristic given to all human beings at birth.
~ Abraham Maslow

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

Trust the process of the subtle push toward art and creative expression from inside you – it is the gentle call of your heart and renewed search for soul. It is an opening to expansion of your expressive abilities and the discovery of hidden limitations ready to be challenged. Be open to what it means, it has many possibilities for action in every part of your life. Ultimately it will lead to significant personal changes – to living life in a new way with new tools of creative expression.
~ Donald William Mathews

All changes, even positive ones, are scary. Attempts to reach goals through radical or revolutionary means often fail because they heighten fear. But the small steps of kaizen disarm the brain’s fear response, stimulating rational thought and creative play.
~ Robert Maurer

To be a leader you must be able to create positive change.
~ John C. Maxwell

…what the artist or creative scientist feels is not anxiety or fear; it is joy. I use the word in contrast to happiness or pleasure. The artist, at the moment of creating, does not experience gratification or satisfaction…Rather, it is joy, joy defined as the emotion that goes with heightened consciousness, the mood that accompanies the experience of actualizing one's own potentialities.
~ Rollo May

All people are struggling to be creative in some way, and the artist is the one who has succeeded in this task of life.
~ Rollo May

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

Creativity occurs as an act of encounter, and is to be understood with this encounter at the center.
~ Rollo May

Joy is the zest that you get out of using your talents, your understanding, the totality of your being, for great aims…That's the kind of feeling that goes with creativity. That's why I say the courage to create. Creation does not come out of simply what you're born with. That must be united with your courage, both of which cause anxiety, but also great joy.
~ Rollo May

Something is born, comes into being, something which did not exist before - which is as good a definition of creativity as we can get.
~ Rollo May

We cannot will to have insights. We cannot will to have creativity, but we can will to give ourselves to the creative experience with intensity of dedication and commitment.
~ Rollo May

We express our being by creating. Creativity is a necessary sequel to being.
~ Rollo May

What anxiety means is it's as though the world is knocking at your door, and you need to create, you need to make something, you need to do something. I think anxiety, for people who have found their own heart and their own souls, for them it is a stimulus toward creativity, toward courage. It's what makes us human beings.
~ Rollo May

Whatever sphere we may be in, there is a profound joy in the realization that we are helping to form the structure of the new world. This is creative courage, however minor or fortuitous our creations may be.
~ Rollo May

The world leaders in innovation and creativity will also be world leaders in everything else.
~ Harold R. McAlindon

Creation is a sentient and instinctual flow that determines where to go and what to change or omit.
~ Shaun McNiff

Creative expression requires an ability to work with feelings and channel them. Frustration, dissatisfaction, and even a sense of desperation may help you access an eloquence you never knew existed.
~ Shaun McNiff

To the extent a person makes, invents or thinks something that is new to him, he may be said to have performed a creative act.
~ Margaret Mead

Art lives on constraint and dies of freedom.
~ Michelangelo

Can you imagine experiencing the world as a great sandbox given for us to play in like we did as children? As we play, we can also open ourselves to the exploration of our edges, always creating new adventures of self-exploration as we let go of old out-dated beliefs about ourselves.
~ Judith-Annette Milburn

Drawing is a door to discovering your own creativity.
~ Jonathan Milne

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
~ Charles Mingus

We need to make the world safe for creativity and intuition, for it’s creativity and intuition that will make the world safe for us.
~ Edgar Mitchell

You've got to keep the child alive; you can't create without it.
~ Joni Mitchell

Creativity, not normality, has become the paradigm of mental health.
~ Stephen Mitchell

Imagination is the fundamental expressive tool of the soul. 
~ Bruce L. Moon

Relief from boredom, anxiety, depression, and addictions are the pleasant side effects of engaging the imagination, and of restoring the soul. 
~ Bruce L. Moon

The mind needs exercise as much as the body does.
~ John Morgan

Curiosity is the key to creativity.
~ Akio Morita

The meaning of life is creative love. Not love as an inner feeling, as a private sentimental emotion, but love as a dynamic power moving out in the world and doing something original.
~ Tom Morris

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.
~ Bill Moyers

The power of mistakes enables us to reframe creative blocks and turn them around…The troublesome parts of our work, the parts that are most baffling and frustrating, are in fact the growing edges. We see these opportunities the instant we drop our preconceptions and our self-importance.
~ Stephen Nachmanovitch

Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of ones chosen form.
~ Stephen Nachmanovitch

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
~ Stephen Nachmanovitch

The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge.
~ Stephen Nachmanovitch

What is creativity? I define creativity as the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. Innovation is the production or implementation of a creative idea. If you have ideas, but don't act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.
~ Linda Naiman

Life is an endlessly creative experience, and we are shaping ourselves at every moment by every decision we make.
~ Kent Nerburn

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

It is better to create than to be learned; creating is the true essence of life.
~ Geog Niebuhr

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
~ Earl Nightingale

Everything begins with an idea.
~ Earl Nightingale

Instead of competing, all we have to do is create. 
~ Earl Nightingale

If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
~ Alfred Nobel

Creativity is imagining possibilities and making them real.
~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity is our human capacity to imagine and express new possibilities. 
~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity is the process of expressing and applying imagination. 
~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Surprises are the joy of living. Surprises directly touch the soul. Good surprises energize and bad surprises teach.
~ Alev Oguz

Creativity is the mother of all energies, nurturer of your most alive self. It charges up every part of you. When you’re plugged in, a spontaneous combustion occurs that ‘artists’ don’t have a monopoly on.
~ Judith Orloff

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom while discouragement often nips it at the bud. Creativity is now something we can turn on and off like a faucet. It is an experience and expression in our lives that must be nurtured. This nurturing process means that creativity is at once a skill, an art, and a life-style.
~ Alex Osborn

Each of us has an Aladdin's Lamp which psychologists call creative imagination.
~ Alex Osborn

It is easier to tone down a wild idea than to think up a new one.
~ Alex Osborn

Whatever creative success I gained was due to my belief that creative power can be stepped up by effort, and that there are ways in which we can guide our creative thinking.
~ Alex Osborn

Destroying something, any idiot can do. Creating needs intelligence.
~ Osho

You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty.
~ Osho

Creativity pervades human life. It is the mark of individuality. The vehicle of self-expression. The engine of progress in every human endeavor.
~ Elliot Samuel Paul

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
~ Joseph Pearce

The normal person classifies an object, and then forgets about it. The creative person, by contrast, is always open to new possibilities.
~ Jordan Peterson

Every act of creation begins with an act of destruction.
~ Pablo Picasso

The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
~ Sylvia Plath

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
~ William Plomer

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
~ Gilda Radner

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
~ Ayn Rand

By picturing ourselves creating at our highest levels, imagining the finished product and the deep joy that comes from creating, we move closer to our dreams. Visualizing the end result from our creative effort helps us achieve it.
~ Salli Rasberry

Serving others helps strengthen your creativity by providing low-risk avenues of self-expression while making a difference in the lives of others. The joy of giving, the joy of creating, and the joy of helping come from service.
~ Salli Rasberry

Spending time in nature both reduces stress and enhances creativity.
~ Salli Rasberry

Creativity when not used turns to depression.
~ Henri Reiman

We have to believe that a creative being lives within ourselves, whether we like it or not, and that we must get out of its way, for it will not give us peace until we do.
~ M. C. Richards

Creativity challenges the status quo.
~ Ruth Richards

Creativity is for us all - it's about you, me, and about everyday life. It is about the abundant originality we manifest, and our flexible improvisations, whether teaching a class, raising our kids, fixing the car, helping a client, landscaping the yard, planning a benefit, or trying to figure out why we're on earth.
~ Ruth Richards

Our creativity is a fundamental survival capacity. Not only does it help us stay alive, it helps us learn what we are living for. Our human creativity must be taken seriously. 
~ Ruth Richards

Our everyday creativity is not only good for us, it's also one of the most powerful capacities we have, bringing us alive in each moment, affecting our health and well-being, offering richness and alternatives in what we do, and helping move us further in our creative and personal development.
~ Ruth Richards

We humans are not creatures of instinct who all build our nests in the same way. Throughout our day, whether at home or at work, we humans adapt and innovate, improvise flexibly, at times acting from our 'gut feelings', at times from options we imagine and systematically try out, one after the other. Our creativity may involve anything from making breakfast to solving a major conflict with one's boss.
~ Ruth Richards

Don't apologize for who your are or the art you create.
~ C.J. Rider

All of our existing ideas have creative possibilities.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

Creativity involves putting your imagination to work. In a sense, creativity is applied imagination.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

Creativity is a process more often than it is an event.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

Creativity is the greatest gift of human intelligence.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

Everyone has huge creative capacities. The challenge is to develop them. A culture of creativity has to involve everybody, not just a select few.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

Helping people to connect with their personal creative capacities is the surest way to release the best they have to offer.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

Innovation is applied creativity. By definition, innovation is always about introducing something new, or improved, or both and it is usually assumed to be a positive thing.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

Private imaginings may have no outcomes in the world at all. Creativity does. Being creative involves doing something.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

Teaching for creativity aims to encourage self-confidence, independence of mind, and the capacity to think for oneself.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

To realize our true creative potential - in our organizations, in our schools and in our communities - we need to think differently about ourselves and towards each other. We must learn to be creative.
~ Sir Ken Robinson

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation. 
~ Auguste Rodin

Creativity is like freedom: once you taste it, you cannot live without it. It is a transformational force, enhancing self-esteem and self-empowerment.
~ Natalie Rogers

Fostering creativity within yourself and others revitalizes the ability to feel, express, and act constructively – crucial competencies for our world.
~ Natalie Rogers

Those of us who can facilitate the healing of the grief, anger, and sense of hopelessness that exist today are called to help humanity recover joy, creativity, and a sense of personal empowerment within community.
~ Natalie Rogers

Enterprise is first creativity. You need creativity to see what’s out there and shape it to your advantage. You need creativity to look at the world a little differently. You need creativity to take a different approach, to be different.
~ Jim Rohn

You need courage to be creative. You need the courage to see things differently, courage to go against the crowd, courage to take a different approach, courage to stand alone, if you have to, courage to choose activity over inactivity.
~ Jim Rohn

Grace, not willpower, is what ultimately empowers us to live loving lives. Creativity, both in what spawns within the artist and the artifact, can be a vital source of that grace.
~ Ron Rolheiser

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

There are certain things that our age needs. It needs, above all, courageous hope and the impulse to creativeness.
~ Bertrand Russell

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stuffing and unexpected findings of science.
~ Carl Sagan

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To live creatively free, do what you know how to do now, then ‘act as if’ you know how to do the rest.

A daily creative project is like a marathon. It’s a ridiculously daunting task, but making an original creation every day gives you an incredible sense of accomplishment. It also forces you to push beyond your mental and physical barriers (especially the ones you’ve erected for yourself). You’ll be amazed at what you produce and what you learn about yourself in the process. 
~ Noah Scalin

Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife.
~ Jonathan Schattke

The spirit of entrepreneurship includes imagination, inventiveness and openness to the new. This spirit of creative response aligns with the capacity to exercise moral imagination and to see ethical problems in a new light. To be sure, our most fundamental ethical values -- values such as honesty, avoiding doing harm, keeping commitments -- are grounded in timeless traditions and are not likely to be soon abandoned. But it is in the application of these ethical values to emerging, unique situations, where moral imagination and the entrepreneurial spirit can make a decisive difference.
~ David Schmidt

It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.
~ Vida D. Scudder

The truth is there is more than enough love, creative ideas, power, joy, happiness to go around.
~ “The Secret”

The great news is that our brains are built for creative problem solving, and it is easy to both uncover and enhance our natural inventiveness.
~ Tina Seelig

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples, then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Creativity is…seeing something that doesn’t exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.
~ Michele Shea

Creativity consists of coming up with many ideas, not just that one great idea.
~ Charles Thompson

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create form a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Sustained enthusiasm brings into existence a wave of creative energy, and all you have to do is ‘ride the wave’.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
~ Alice Walker

Creativity is a rare part of living. It's fundamental. None of us can squelch our creativity without feeling less than whole, incomplete and depressed.
~ Lynn Weiss

We were born with a natural tendency to focus on love. Our imaginations were creative and flourishing, and we knew how to use them. We were connected to a richer world, a world full of enchantment and a sense of the miraculous. What happened?
~ Marianne Williamson

As we transcend our past in the things we do, we also become who we can be. Thus creativity is those attitudes by which we fulfil ourselves.
~ John G. Young

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