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60+ Best Creativity Quotes That Will Leave You Speechless

Creativity is the ability to produce or use original and unusual ideas. Inspirational creativity quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Creativity Quotes

The creative adult is the child who survived. – Ursula Leguin

Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up – Pablo Picasso

The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness. – Joan Miró

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. – Brené Brown

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

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. – Victor Pinchuk

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent van Gogh

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

Creativity is obscured by the conscious mind. – Naval Ravikant

Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones. – Bruce Garrabrandt

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. -Albert Einstein

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

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

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. – Pablo Picasso

Create with the heart; build with the mind. – Criss Jami

Everything you can imagine is real. – Pablo Picasso

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

He who would be a man must therefore be a nonconformist. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 never solve a problem on the level on which it was created. -Albert Einstein

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have. – Maya Angelou

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

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

How to unlock creativity: slow down, study another field, get into nature, get out of office, music (lots), sketch, cardio before/after, nibble on small ideas, throw stuff away, atomize the work, look for orthogonal inspiration, breathe, learn about circadian rhythm, paint. – Brian Norgard

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm

Creativity is intelligence having fun. – Albert Einstein

Fear leads to self-doubt which is the worst enemy of creativity. – David Ogilvy

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

The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right doing. – Angeles Arrien

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

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation – Voltaire

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas – Donatella Versace

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. – Kurt Vonnegut

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye. – Dorothy Parker

The thing about creativity is, people are going to laugh at it. Get over it. – Twyla Tharp

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

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. – Mary Lou Cook

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise. – Julia Cameron

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

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

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

Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought. – Albert Einstein

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau

Creativity is as important as literacy. – Ken Robinson

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. – Albert Einstein

My humor is my creativity, and my skepticism is a gift. – J. Tillman

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

Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way. – Edward de Bono

Absurdity and anti-absurdity are the two poles of creative energy. – Karl Lagerfeld

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’? – George Bernard Shaw

Creativity is contagious, pass it on – Albert Einstein

Creativity takes courage. – Henri Matisse

Social media has colonized what was once a sacred space occupied by emptiness: the space reserved for thought and creativity. – Mahershala Ali

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. – John Cleese

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

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