47 Creativity Quotes To Inspire The Creator In You

Are you feeling stuck and can’t come up with new ideas?

Creative work adds value and meaning to a creative person’s life, so I can feel you.

Don’t worry, though.

Today I’ll help you feel inspired again. Through this article let’s introspect on a select few creativity quotes by seasoned and renowned artists, authors, and creative people, and what creating meant to them.

You can write down your favorite quote in a notebook and then free write what the words mean to you. It’s a great method to foster your artistic instincts and rekindle the joy of creation.

So are you ready to get your juices flowing? Here’s the first quote:

1. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”. – Maya Angelou

2. “Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it”. –Dee Hock

3. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” -Albert Einstein

4. “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun”. – Mary Lou Cook

5. “Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity”. – Charles Mingus

6. “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” – Ray Bradbury

7. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt”. – Sylvia Plath

8. “As is the case with most people in this game, I am driven by financial motives and creative motives; the question I had to answer is which motive I will give priority to?” -Nipsey Hussle

9. “What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul”. – Deepak Chopra 

10. “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail”. – Edwin Land

11. “Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” – Edward de Bono

12. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”. -Franklin D. Roosevelt 

13. “That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” – Ray Bradbury

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

15. “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm

16. “In order to be creative, you have to be allowed to fail”. -Julie Walters 

17. “Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” -Bruce Garrabrandt

18. “The comfort zone is a great enemy to creativity.” -Dan Stevens

19. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life”. – Sophia Loren

20. “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period”. -Brene Brown

21. “Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” -T. S. Eliot

22. “Anytime I have an idea, I’ll make sure that I put it down so that when we do sit down to write an album, I don’t have to dream it all out of thin air. I don’t have to be creative on the spur of the moment, or spontaneously artistic. I just take advantage of whenever creativity strikes.” -Neil Peart 

23. “Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven”. -Lao Tzu 

24. “I am an artist, you know. It is my right to be odd”. -E.A. Bucchianeri 

25. “What if the very reason you were created was to be creative?” -Michelle Dennis Evans

26. “Everyone has a creative impulse, and has the right to create, and should”. -Patti Smith

27. “Everybody has creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.” -Paulo Coelho

28. “If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.” -David Ogilvy 

29. “One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.” -Carl Sandburg 

30. “Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order”. -Virginia Woolf

31. “The human spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity and routine”. -Vilayat Inayat Khan

32. “The society based on production is only productive, not creative”. -Albert Camus 

33. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”. -Albert Einstein

34. “Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything”. -George Lois

35. “Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings”. -Marianne Williamson 

36. “For a creative writer possession of the ‘truth’ is less important than emotional sincerity”. -George Orwell 

37. “The most creative people are motivated by the grandest of problems that are presented before them.” -Neil DeGrasse Tyson

38. “Rational thoughts never drive people’s creativity the way emotions do.” -Neil DeGrasse Tyson

39. “This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity”. -Edward De Bono

40. “There’s no one way to be creative. Any old way will work.” -Ray Bradbury

41. “Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.” -Bruce Garrabrandt

42. “The comfort zone is a great enemy to creativity.” -Dan Stevens

43. “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life”. – Sophia Loren

44. “Routine kills creative thought.” – Scarlett Thomas

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

46. “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while”. – Steve Jobs

47. “Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.” – Dorothy Parker

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