Best Quotes About Creativity

CreativityPracticing creativity is a great way to fight depression, manifest success, make art, impress your mate, and by happy.
The quotes and advice here about being creative are from artists such as Picasso and Mattise, authors Orson Wells and many other original thinkers. Creative expression is what makes us human, we are all capable of great achievements, in art science, cooking, or in any walk of life you choose to use your ingenuity. :)

On Creativity. . .
“Dance first, think later” ~Samuel Beckett

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

“Go where the silence is and say something.” ~Amy Goodman

“Creativity is a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.” ~Arthur Koestler

John Cleese on Creativity (video from a training)

have no fear of pefection you’ll never reach it.
Salvador Dali

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

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

Creativity is more than just being different, Anybody can play weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
Charles Mingus

“Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.” ~John Updike

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” ~John Maynard Keynes

“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

“To copy the truth can be a good thing, but to invent the truth is better, much better.” ~Giuseppe Verdi

“Creativity is an act of defiance.” ~ Twyla Tharp

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” ~Anne Sexton

Creative thinking – how to get out of the box and generate ideas: Giovanni Corazza at TEDxRoma

“It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.” ~Jean-Luc Godard

“Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.” ~Edwin Land

“The ability to dream is all I have to give. That is my responsibility; that is my burden.” ~Harlan Ellison

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” ~Orson Welles

“You don’t make art, you find it” ~Pablo Picasso

“Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.” ~Lou Dorfsman

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

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~G.B. Shaw

“Everything’s already been said, but since nobody was listening, we have to start again.” ~André Gide

“Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse