Creative Quotes

“When we learn to say a deep, passionate yes to the things that really matter, then peace begins to settle onto our lives like golden sunlight sifting to a forest floor.”
– Thomas Kinkaide, artist

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

“Your talent is Gods gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” — Leo Buscaglia

“Creating is being in partnership with God.” — Bernard B. Goldman, PhD

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.” –Charles Horton Cooley

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” –Thomas Merton

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” — John Mason

“If you would create something, you must be something.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” –Henry Van Dyke

“Every artist was first an amateur” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” Henry Ward Beecher

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein

“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

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” – A. A. Milne

“Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.” – William James

“The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.” — Pablo Picasso

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” — Steve Jobs

“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” — Nolan Bushnell

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

I succeeded in simply attending at the birth of all my works.
– Max Ernst

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire, before art is born.
~Auguste Rodin

“Everything you can imagine is real.” –Pablo Picasso

Inspiration does exist, but it has to find you working. — Pablo Picasso

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ~Aristotle

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

“Every man’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself” ~ Samuel Butler

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” — Pablo Picasso

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale ’til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.

And be satisfied in scaring ‘ordinary’ people as described by Loren Eiseley in The Night Country: It is frequently the tragedy of the great artist, as it is of the great scientist, that he frightens the ordinary man.

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