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Creativity quotes by various people


Quotes

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

“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

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
[That’s certainly true for me!]

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus

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

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

“One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.” – Edward de Bono

“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

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

“I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.” – Jean Houston

“Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.” – John Updike

“Creative thinking – in terms of idea creativity – is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.” – Edward de Bono