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21 Creativity Quotes For Inspiration

Posted May 31 2012 8:35am

1. Creativity requires faith. Faith requires that we relinquish control. – Julia Cameron

2. 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

3. Artists are visionaries. We routinely practice a form of faith, seeing clearly and moving toward a creative goal that shimmers in the distance – often visible to us, but invisible to those around us.” – Julia Cameron

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

5. 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

6. Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm

7. 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. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. – Steve Jobs

8. I think creativity is spiritual. I absolutely believe that. – F. Murray Abraham

9. Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. – Eric Hoffer

10. Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the inessential than with inventing something new. – Helmut Jahn

11. Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.- Johann Wolfgangkvon Goethe.

12. Life is a spiritual dance and that our unseen partner has steps to teach us if we will allow ourselves to be led. The next time you are restless, remind yourself it is the universe asking “Shall we dance?” – Julia Cameron

13. We are, ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being cr%ative ourselves. – Julia Cameron

14. Do not be critics, you people, I beg you. I was a critic and I wish I could take it all back because it came from a smelly and ignorant place in me, and spoke with a voice that was all rage and envy. Do not dismiss a book until you have written one, and do not dismiss a movie until you have made one, and do not dismiss a person until you have met them. It is a f@*$%load of work to be open-minded and generous and understanding and forgiving and accepting, but Christ, that is what matters. What matters is saying yes.- Dave Eggers

15. Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. – Edward de Bono
Related article: 15 Top Tips to Enhance Creative Thinking

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

17. Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn’t mean only artistic creativity, although that’s partkof it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people. – Matt Groening

Related article: 5 Everyday Tips for Creative Living

18. But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance. – William Julius Wilson

19. Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected. – William Plomer

20. Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they’2e going to make mistakes. – Ross Perot

21. Weave your life experiences into a beautiful tapestry. Make art out of the story of your life. – Abundance Tapestry

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Abundance always,
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P.S. This post concludes this month’s theme on Creativity. Next month is on Passion. Do keep a look out for more articles, tips and quotes coming your way!

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