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Creativity Quotes

Just a few great quotes on the creative life and perspective.


  • “A lot of people have taste, but they don’t have the daring to be creative.” – Bill Cunningham
  • “Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” – Donatella Versace
  • “Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” – Cecil B. DeMille
  • “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” – Albert Einstein
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett
  • “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
  • “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” – Voltaire
  • “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London
  • “You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw
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