19 Of The Best Quotes On Creativity

19 Of The Best Quotes On Creativity


  1. “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” -Leo Burnett
  2. Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within.  David Duchovny 
  3. “A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.”  — Charles Brower
  4. “Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.”— George Kneller
  5. “Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”–Albert von Szent-Gyorgy
  6. “I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent” – Thomas Edison
  7. Can anybody be given a great degree of creativity? No. They can be given the equipment to develop it-if they have it in them in the first place.  -George Shearing
  8. Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music.
    Herbie Hancock
  9. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams
  10. “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
  11. 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
  12. “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. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda
  13. “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook
  14. “Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” — George Lois
  15. “We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own and other’s people’s models, learn to be ourselves and allow our natural channel to open.” — Shakti Gawain
  16. Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.  Rita Mae Brown
  17. “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” — Picasso
  18. Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources, including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known. - Loris Malaguzzi
  19. 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