Creativity Quotes

Here are some of my favorite quotes about creativity. I hope you enjoy them and are inspired by them, just as I am.

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

You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.
– Jack London

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

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
– Scott Adams

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
– Henry David Thoreau

True intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity and solutions to problems are found.
– Eckhart Tolle

It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether.
– Paul Lemberg

Inspiration usually comes during work, not before it.
– Madeline L’Engle

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

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
– William Plomer

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

The thing about creativity is, people are going to laugh at it. Get over it.
– Twyla Tharp

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

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
– Edwin Land

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
– Charles Mingus

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
– Rita Mae Brown

Find something only you can say.
– James Dickey

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
– Henry David Thoreau

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
– Albert Einstein


  1. Sometimes you just need to read quotes like this before you get any motivation for the day. Thanks!
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