Quotations on Creativity

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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams
(Keywords: Art, Creativity, Mistakes)

It is comparatively easy to become a writer; staying a writer, resisting formulaic work, generating one's own creativity - that's a much tougher matter.
- Brian Aldiss
(Keywords: Work, Creativity, Writer)

I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era.
- David Amram
(Keywords: People, Creativity, Energy, Spirit, Today)

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
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, Wellness, Day, Expectations, Worth)

The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Technology, Creativity, Computer)

The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
- Sholem Asch
(Keywords: Men, Creativity, Force, Labor, May, Spiritual)

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe
(Keywords: Soul, Creativity, Originality)

I think some people in their 20s really get it, that acting is about creativity and the work. They get their maturity from their work.
- Jane Badler
(Keywords: Work, People, Creativity, Acting, Maturity)

Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.
- Tom Barrett
(Keywords: Opportunity, Creativity, Growth, Chaos, World)

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Motivation, Inspiration, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Excitement)

Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Music, Creativity, Being, England, Girls, Musicians)

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Experience, Creativity, Order)

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: Life, People, Idea, Achievement, Creativity, Hope, Possibility, Fun)

Performance art is the ultimate in creativity. Since it has so many possibilities at creativity, it's essence tends to become creativity.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Art, Creativity, Performance, Possibilities)

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Trust, Work, Creativity, Hope)

Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.
- Jimmy Buffett
(Keywords: Humor, Success, Creativity, Luck)

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
- Julia Cameron
(Keywords: Heart, Creativity, Mystery)

Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness.
- Julia Cameron
(Keywords: Life, Creativity, Darkness)

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 Margaret Cameron
(Keywords: Power, Creativity, Being, Worth)

And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you can't be creating anything with less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field.
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Keywords: Knowledge, Creativity, Study, Years)

I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: Government, People, Creativity, Philosophy)

What we do now is to be valued - but we need to do more, so that it's more exciting to other people, and therefore that excitement shines back on us and we're able to have the energy to do more, to widen our creativity.
- Siobhan Davies
(Keywords: People, Creativity, Energy, Excitement, Now)

I believe people may have a predisposition for artistic creativity. It doesn't mean they're going to make it.
- Rita Dove
(Keywords: People, Creativity, May)

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
- Jean Dubuffet
(Keywords: Imagination, Creativity, Insanity)

So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.
- Dave Eggers
(Keywords: Work, Ideas, Creativity, Optimism, Possibility, Attention, Devotion, Space, Students)

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
- Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
(Keywords: Thought, Creativity, Right)

A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.
- Mary Garden
(Keywords: Anger, Creativity, Emotion, Productivity)

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Computers, Creativity, Communication, Tools)

But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons.
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Keywords: People, Creativity, Greece, Rome, Spirit)

If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm.
- Jim Gilmore
(Keywords: People, Creativity, Company, Rules, Will)

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.
- Jackie Gleason
(Keywords: Dreams, Power, Life, Creativity, Cosmos, Infinite, Spirit, Waking)

Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.
- Al Gore
(Keywords: Imagination, People, Creativity, American, Democracy, Software)

Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn't mean only artistic creativity, although that's part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people.
- Matt Groening
(Keywords: Life, People, Creativity, Being, Living, Wishes)

I think I'm most proud of my family right now. I'm more into that then I've ever been. It also gives a new area to draw from in creativity with my songs.
- Merle Haggard
(Keywords: Family, Creativity, Now, Right, Songs)

Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music.
- Herbie Hancock
(Keywords: Music, Creativity, Mission)

Music. It's all creativity right here, right now.
- Billy Higgins
(Keywords: Music, Creativity, Now, Right)

I think if I had been writing fiction, where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite, I might have frozen.
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Keywords: Work, Creativity, Fiction, Infinite, Potential, Writer, Writing)

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Nature, Creativity, Ability, Order)

I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.
- Jean Houston
(Keywords: Life, Experience, Creativity, Performance, Artists, Athletes)

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 Huffington
(Keywords: People, Creativity, Immortality, Obsession, Result)

The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.
- Robert Iger
(Keywords: Soul, Heart, Creativity, Company, Innovation)

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.
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Keywords: Life, Creativity, Effort, Open)

Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: Work, People, Ideas, Creativity, Future, Past)

When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.
- Joichi Ito
(Keywords: Power, Creativity, Force)

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
- Abdul Kalam
(Keywords: Leadership, Creativity, Spirit, Students)

Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers' ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.
- Ron Kind
(Keywords: Technology, Creativity, Ability, Driving, Innovation, Workers)

I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability. I have a lot of respect for her. She's taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity.
- Carole King
(Keywords: Intelligence, Creativity, Career, Respect)

Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
- Florence King
(Keywords: Beauty, God, Creativity, Americans, Worship)

The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level.
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Keywords: Beauty, Imagination, Development, Creativity, Chess)

One, I love the creativity. I love the ability to create a capital structure that is appropriate for a company, no matter what field it happens to be in.
- Henry Kravis
(Keywords: Love, Creativity, Ability, Company)



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