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Note: Throughout history the rich and famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.


"The more you reason the less you create." ~ Raymond Chandler

When I get an idea for a song it would gel in my mind for weeks or months, and then one day just like that, I'll write it. ~ Johnny Cash

If youíre going to be an artist, real life is your inspiration. ~ Madonna

A person creates what they defend against. ~ The Buddha

Properly practiced, creativity can make one ad do the work of ten. ~ William Bernbach

Each of us has capacities. The real trick is knowing the machinery of the boat in which you are crossing the channel. ~ Joseph Campbell

Criticize by creating. ~ Michelangelo

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sometimes I think creativity is magic; it's not a matter of finding an idea, but allowing the idea to find you. ~ Maya Lin

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

When the spirit of childís play enters into the creative process, itís a wonderful force and something to be nurtured. ~ Joni Mitchell

In my experience, the best creative work is never done when one is unhappy. ~ Albert Einstein

The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. ~ Charles Dickens

"Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger. ~ Coco Chanel

Creativity is the joy of not knowing it all. ~ Ernie J. Zelinski

I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life. ~ Miles Davis

For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life. ~ William Blake

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

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

Creativity is a gift. It doesnít come through if the air is cluttered. ~ John Lennon

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order. ~ Virginia Woolf

See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality. When it is working, you completely go into another place, you're tapping into things that are totally universal, completely beyond your ego and your own self. ~ Keith Haring

The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it. ~ Edward Albee

Once I drew like Raphael but it has taken me a lifetime to draw like a child. ~ Pablo Picasso

We need to remember that we are all created creative and can invent new scenerios as frequently as they are needed. ~ Maya Angelou

Why should we all use our creative power? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold, and compassionate,so indifferent to fighting and the accumulaton of objects and money. ~ Brenda Ueland

Creativity is great--but not in accounting. ~ Charles Scott

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

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training. ~ Anna Freud

All creative art is magic, is evocation of the unseen in forms persuasive, enlightening, familiar, and surprising. ~ Joseph Conrad

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is ultimately to be at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be. ~ Abraham Maslow

I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed. ~ Etty Hillesum

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. ~ Norman Podhoretz

We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but does not know what to create. Lord of all things, he is not lord of himself. ~ Jose Ortega Y Gasset

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

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. ~ Jackson Pollock

You take the pen, and the lines dance. You take the flute and the notes shimmer. You take the brush, and the colors sing. So all things have meaning and beauty in that space beyond time where you are. How, then, can I hold back anything from you? ~ Dag Hammarskjd

Creativity means believing you have greatness. ~ Wayne W. Dyer

I've always thought my creative life began the moment my mother called me Twyla. ~ Twyla Tharp

"Many people are inventive, sometimes cleverly so. But real creativity begins with the drive to work on and on and on." ~ Margueritte Harmon Bro

The whole creative process is putting opposites together into something that wasn't there before. ~ Doris Waugh Betts

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

Creative activity is one of the few self rewarding activities. Being creative is like being in love! ~ Woody Flowers

It is wonderful to be in on the creation of something, see it used, and then walk away and smile at it. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

Creative people have much more confidence in their imaginative leaps, their intuition. ~ Laurel Cutler

I prefer to be reclusive and private about my creation and then, once I'm finished, present it to people. ~ Liz Phair

Everything is writable about if you have the ongoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. ~ Frank Capra

Donít stop at the first no. You have to be a risk taker. If there werenít room for creativity, the patent office would close down. ~ Debbi Fields

Many people are inventive, sometimes cleverly so. But real creativity begins with the drive to work on and on and on. ~ Margueritte Harmon Bro

If you believe you have a foolproof system, you've failed to take into consideration the creativity of fools. ~ Frank W. Abagnale, L.A. Times

But if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself. ~ Carl Jung

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. ~ Frank Capra

Creativity is simply the energy of making something where there was nothing before. We do this every day, in so many unmarked ways. ~ Fran Sorin, Digging Deep

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

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