Creativity Quotes

I shut my eyes in order to see.
“I shut my eyes in order to see.”
Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
“Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Create with the heart; build with the mind.
“Create with the heart; build with the mind.”
Working hard for something we don't care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion.
“Working hard for something we don't care about is called stressed; working hard for something we love is called passion.”
For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
“For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.”
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't.
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't.”
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
It's better to create something that others criticize than to create nothing and criticize others.
“It's better to create something that others criticize than to create nothing and criticize others.”
You were born an original. Don't die a copy.
“You were born an original. Don't die a copy.”
If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”
Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.”
The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.
“The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.”
Creativity is not a competition.
“Creativity is not a competition.”
Creativity takes courage.
“Creativity takes courage.”
Go wild, for a while.
“Go wild, for a while.”
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.
“The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.”
Imagination rules the world.
“Imagination rules the world.”
Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.
“Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.”
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
Art is a line around your thoughts.
“Art is a line around your thoughts.”
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.”
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.
“Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.”
If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
“If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
We don't make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.
“We don't make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.”
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.”
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
“Zeal will do more than knowledge.”
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”
Every artist was first an amateur.
“Every artist was first an amateur.”
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
“The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.”
Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.
“Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.”
Society tries to jam us into stereotypes and our souls rebel with authenticity.
“Society tries to jam us into stereotypes and our souls rebel with authenticity.”
Be anything but predictable.
“Be anything but predictable.”
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.”
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
“Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.”
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.
“The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.”
I am not strange. I am just not normal.
“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”
To be an artist is to believe in life.
“To be an artist is to believe in life.”
An artist is an explorer.
“An artist is an explorer.”
The world is not in your books and maps; it's out there.
“The world is not in your books and maps; it's out there.”