34 Excellent Quotes on and around Creativity

  1. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. – Oscar Wilde
  2. Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity. – T.S. Eliot
  3. Anymore, no one’s mind is their own. – Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby
  4. Chance favors the prepared mind. – Louis Pasteur
  5. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams
  6. Creativity is an act of defiance. – Twyla Tharp
  7. Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. – Albert Einstein
  8. Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. – Erich Fromm
  9. Creativity takes courage. – Henri Matisse
  10. Doors are for people with no imagination. – Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant
  11. Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. – Martin Luther King Jr.
  13. I love classic beauty. It’s an idea of beauty with no standard. – Karl Lagerfeld
  14. If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. – Pablo Picasso
  15. If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Ken Robinson
  16. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein
  17. Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos. – Mary Shelley
  18. It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one. – Chuck Palahniuk
  19. life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. – Stella Adler
  20. One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  21. The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. – Pablo Picasso
  22. The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic. – G.K. Chesterton
  23. The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses. – Edith Södergran
  24. The knowledge of all things is possible. – Leonardo da Vinci
  25. The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands. – Leonardo da Vinci
  26. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. – Albert Einstein
  27. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. – Sylvia Plath
  28. There is creative reading as well as creative writing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. To be an artist means never to avert one’s eyes. – Akira Kurosawa
  30. True alchemy lies in this formula: ‘Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse. – Arthur Rimbaud, Illuminations
  31. What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul. – Deepak Chopra
  32. You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created. – Albert Einstein
  33. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
  34. You have to do stuff that average people don’t understand because those are the only good things. – Andy Warhol