Great Quotes about Creativity

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Looking for a little inspiration for your creativity? Take a look at the words of some wise people who’ve managed to phrase it beautifully.

Do you have any favorite quotes about creativity to share with us? You can tweet to us, drop us a post on Facebook or leave a comment here.


 PYE Favorites:

“Creativity takes courage” Henri Matisse

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it” Salvador Dali

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” Vincent Van Gogh

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” Dr. Seuss

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” Leo Burnett

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

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


Suggestions from our Twitter network:

@ellietrees “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Picasso

@BooBods “Creativity is contagious, pass it on” Albert Einstein

@hvmalortie “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail” Edwin H. Land

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

@thechriselson “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties” Erich Fromm


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4 Responses to Great Quotes about Creativity

  • A seed is just a seed until it is planted, nurtured, and encouraged to blossom enhancing the landscape. The analogy is obvious.
    Equation: Imagination + Determined Implementation = Creativity

  • That’s a beautiful quote! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Here are a few for your aMUSEment 🙂
    You can’t use up creativity: the more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou
    The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. Pablo Picasso
    The worst enemy to creativity is creativity is self doubt. Sylvia Plath
    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

  • I love those Becky, particularly the one from Maya Angelou.

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