75 Most Inspirational Creativity Quotes That Will Rekindle Your Creative Fire

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Some of us doodle to our heart’s content while in deep thoughts; some of us take to the writing to express our inner turmoil. Some might show their feelings through paintings and sketching while some prefer to play music. As a gifted species, we all have the power of using our imagination to create something new that brings immense joy to us and lends tremendous satisfaction and a state of high to our mind.

Creativity is an art of shaping your innovative ideas and turning them into reality.

While no one can specify how the human brain works and how such ideas get ignited, a lot has been said about creativity. Here we have come up with a list of creativity quotes which will motivate you to create a life of your dream and be true to yourself. Have a look.

Creativity Quotes:

1.“Art has the role in the education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.”- Sydney Gurewitz Clemens

2.“A child’s mind is not a container to be filled, but rather a fire to be kindled.”- Dorothea Brande

3.“You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”- Maya Angelou

4.“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”- Mary Lou Cook

5.“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

6.“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”- Albert Einstein

7.“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.”- Loris Malaguzzi

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

9.“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”- Edward de Bono

10.“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.”- Ken Robinson

11.“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”- Erich Fromm

12.“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.”- Twyla Tharp

13.“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.”- Dee Hock

14.“Creativity requires input, and that’s what research is. You’re gathering material with which to build.”- Gene Luen Yang

15.“Creativity is what helps me escape a lot of my inner demons.”- Demi Lovato

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

17.“Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” – Julia Cameron

18.“Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.” – Julia Cameron

19.“Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.” – Nnamdi Azikiwe

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

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

22.“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” – William Plomer

23.“Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.” – Bryant H. McGill

24.“True creativity often starts where language ends.” – Arthur Koestler

25.“But out of limitations comes creativity.” – Debbie Allen

26.“Creativity is a mansion. If you’re empty in one room, all you have to do is go out into the hallway and enter another room that’s full.” – F. Gary Gray

27.“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi

28.“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”- Henry Thomas Buckle

29.“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.” – Osho

30.“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun” – Pablo Picasso

31.“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”- Pablo Picasso

32.“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”- Friedrich Nietzsche

33.“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” – Steve Jobs

34.“To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.”- Joseph Chilton Pearce

35.“If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.”- Piaget

36.“Fear and self-doubt are the deadly enemies of creativity. Don’t invite either into your mind.”- Don Roff

37.“Purpose stirs creativity, without purpose you life will be in abnormal use (abuse).”- Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

38.“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.”- Bren Brown

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

40. “The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there.”- Ernest Becker

41.“Creativity is as important as literacy”- Ken Robinson

42.“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”- Red Haircrow

43.“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”- Beatrix Potter

44.“What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.”- Deepak Chopra

45.“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

46.“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it” – Salvador Dali

47.“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett

48.“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club” – Jack London

49.“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

50.“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try” – Dr. Seuss

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

52.“You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word. You can see how he solves his problems. You can also see what’s wrong. Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever’s in them rises to the surface in free play.” – Erik Erikson

53.“Create with the heart; build with the mind.”- Criss Jami

54.“When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.”- RuPaul

55.“When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. You grab it and honor it and use it because momentum is a rare gift.”- Justina_Chen

56.“Creativity is a continual surprise.” – Ray Bradbury

57.“Creative power is mightier than its possessor.” – C G Jung

58.“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

59.“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” – Bill Moyers

60.“Creativity is as important as literacy and numeracy, and I actually think people understand that creativity is important – they just don’t understand what it is.” – Ken Robinson

61.“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

62.“Great creativity is astonishingly, absurdly, rationally, irrationally powerful.” – Andy Hobsbawm

63.“You cannot teach creativity—how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.” – Mario Vargas Llosa

64.“Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.” – Abraham Maslow

65.“Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

66.“The principal mark of genius is the opening of new frontiers.” – Arthur Koestler

67.“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan

68.“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done. ” – Austin Kleon

69.“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. ” – Andy Warhol

70.“Perfection is no small thing, but it is made up of small things.” – Michelangelo

71.“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” – Peter F. Drucker

72.”Ideas come from everything.” – Alfred Hitchcock

73.”The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

74.“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

75.“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” – Rollo May


While we still may not exactly understand all the aspects of creativity, one thing is sure – All of us can’t do everything in a superb way, but each of us is gifted with unique entities and if we can find out what that amazing gift is, our lives can be more fulfilled and rewarding. We hope that after reading these inspirational creativity quotes from the geniuses, you are inspired to give an edge of creativity to your life that will help you achieve more.


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