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Quotations: Creativity

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

I'm experimental by nature . . . always exploring my creativity.
Christina Aguilera

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
Greg Anderson

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Anon

Personality is the gland of creativity.
Sholem Asch

The lash may force men to physical labor: it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
Sholem Asch

Originality is the essence of True scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the True scholar.
Nnamdi Azikiwe

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

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
Rita Mae Brown

When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.
Julia Cameron

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra

Frugality without creativity is deprivation.
Amy Dacyczyn

Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
Cecil B. DeMille

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
Jean Dubuffet

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Albert Einstein

Creativity varies inversely with the number of cooks involved in the broth.
Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light.
John W. Gardner

Smart is an elusive concept. There's a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To ask an insightful question. To relate to domains that may not seem connected at first. A certain creativity that allows people to be effective.
William H. Gates

Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity.
Nadine Gordimer

Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington

You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed, it may be the most difficult task in the world, for opening the door to your own life is, in the end, more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe.
Daisaku Ikeda

In this country we encourage creativity among the mediocre, but real bursting creativity appalls us. We put it down as undisciplined, as somehow too much.
Pauline Kael

True creativity often starts where language ends.
Arthur Koestler

Sometimes the best way to heighten creativity is to stay out of the light.
Alexander Kroll

When the bright angel [of creativity] dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo David or a Beethoven symphony.
Madeleine L'Engle

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by orginality, overcomes everything.
George Lois

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.
Sophia Loren

When any creativity becomes useful, it is sucked into the vortex of commercialism, and when a thing becomes commercial, it becomes the enemy of man.
Arthur Miller

Curiosity is the key to creativity.
Akio Morita

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

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with it apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
Norman Podhoretz

I will master something, then the creativity will come.
Japanese Proverb

I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity.
Gilda Radner

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die -- whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.
Gilda Radner

It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.
Carl Sagan

Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.
Michele Shea

Here are my strong reservations about the wave of computer networks. They isolate us from one another and cheapen the meaning of actual experience. They work against literacy and creativity. They undercut our schools and libraries.
Clifford Stoll,

Sometimes you've got to let everything go -- purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your True creativity, your True self comes out.
Tina Turner

One of your most powerful inner resources is your own creativity. Be willing to try on something new and play the game full-out.
Marcia Wieder

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