Top 30 Quotes on Creativity.

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Creativity is the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. Creativity comes from the Latin term creare, “to create, make”.

Here are 30 Quotes on Creativity

What is creativity? The relationship between a human being and the mysteries of inspiration. –Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

  • Smart people are a dime a dozen and often don’t amount to much. What counts is being creative and imaginative. That’s what makes someone a true innovator. – Walter Isaacson, Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos
  • In the end, creativity isn’t just the things we choose to put in, it’s the things we choose to leave out. – Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
  • The prospect of making ideas happen carries with it a special conundrum. The forces that help us be productive and execute our ideas are often at odds with the very source of our ideas: our creativity. –  Scott Belsky, Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
  • We don’t ship the work because we’re creative. We’re creative because we ship the work. – Seth Godin,  The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin
  • Entrepreneurs are made, not born. There is no corner on creativity. There is simply the desire to express it. Once that desire appears, you can be assured that you have awakened the entrepreneur within. The very presence of that desire means that the entrepreneur is up and dreaming. – Michael E. Gerber, Awakening the Entrepreneur Within: How Ordinary People Can Create Extraordinary Companies
  • The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic
  • Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art. – Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art
  • If you want more joy, stop consuming. Stop consuming people, things or events and stop trying to ‘get back’ the past. Start creating the future. Create yourself, based on who you want to be. Create your work, based on what you want to do. Create your life, based on the legacy you want to leave behind. – Daniel Priestley, Entrepreneur Revolution: How to Develop Your Entrepreneurial Mindset and Start a Business that Works
  • Creativity can’t be reduced to a formula. At its core, it needs novelty, surprise, and other elements that cannot be planned in advance to seem fresh and new. There is no checklist that, if followed, delivers innovation on demand. – Charles Duhigg, Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity.
  • The sign of the amateur is overglorification of and preoccupation with the mystery. The professional shuts up. She doesn’t talk about it. She does her work. – Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
  •  Something about making art has to do with overcoming things, giving us a clear opportunity for doing things in ways we have always known we should do them. –  Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
  • If you wish to improve, be content to appear clueless or stupid in extraneous matters. Don’t wish to seem knowledgeable, and if some regard you as important, distrust yourself ~Epictetus.

  • Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way. – Edward de Bono
  • 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 creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn’t need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas. – Abe Tannenbaum
  • Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams
  • Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value. It is a process; it’s not random. – Ken Robinson
  • Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. – Charles Mingus
  • Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Eric Fromm
  • Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up – Pablo Picasso
  • Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. – Leo Burnet
  • 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
  • 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
  • Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom while discouragement often nips it at the bud. – Alex Osborn
  • Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. – Theodore Levitt
  • Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. – John Steinbeck
  • You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
  •  In every work of genius we recognise our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. –  Brené Brown
  • There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes. – R. Buckminster Fuller
  • The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  • Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. —George Lois

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