Quotations on Creativity

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I think creativity is spiritual. I absolutely believe that.
- F. Murray Abraham
(Keywords: Creativity, Spiritual)

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)

Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
- Brian Aldiss
(Keywords: Creativity, Solution)

But out of limitations comes creativity.
- Debbie Allen
(Keywords: Creativity, Limitations)

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)

To be in Florence is to reflect on Europe's intricate diversity - and its lost creativity.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Creativity, Diversity, Europe)

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)

I don't think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity - it is not a level playing field.
- Scott Bakula
(Keywords: Creativity, Company, Network)

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)

Properly practiced creativity must result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent.
- William Bernbach
(Keywords: Creativity, Result, Sales)

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 involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
- Edward de Bono
(Keywords: 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)

A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankind's heritage.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Keywords: Creativity, Mankind, Nation)

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)

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
(Keywords: Creativity, Enemy, Self, Thinking)

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)

I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment. Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?
- David Byrne
(Keywords: Creativity, Artist, Myth)

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)

What we need to do is really improve energy efficiency standards, develop in full scale renewable and alternative energy and use the one resource we have in abundance, our creativity.
- Lois Capps
(Keywords: Creativity, Abundance, Efficiency, Energy)

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
- Frank Capra
(Keywords: Creativity, Trying)

You can't fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Creativity, Competence)

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)

You can't suppress creativity, you can't suppress innovation.
- James Daly
(Keywords: Creativity, Innovation)

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)

Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within.
- David Duchovny
(Keywords: Creativity, Anxiety)

When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album.
- George Duke
(Keywords: Creativity, Hope, Earth, Mind, Spirit, Will, Word)

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)

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Creativity, Anxiety)

Innovation is creativity with a job to do.
- John Emmerling
(Keywords: Creativity, Innovation, Job)

Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity.
- Robert Evans
(Keywords: Creativity, Principles, Will)

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)

To come to grips with creativity, I must ask creative, adventurous questions - the kind which, in all likelihood, cannot be answered.
- Lukas Foss
(Keywords: Creativity, Questions)

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)



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