Creativity Quotes

Inspirational quotes, motivational sayings and stories can help to shift your perspective, stir up new thinking or feed your momentum.

Finding creativity quotes that you don’t agree with or need to ponder to make sense of can also refresh your creative reservoir.

If you are having a case of dry brain, read on and perk it up.


"Creativity is a shape changer. One moment it takes this form, the next that. It is like a dazzling spirit who appears to us all, yet is so hard to describe for no one agrees on what they saw in that brilliant flash."                                                                                                          -Clarissa Pinkola Estes,Ph.D.

"Being an artist is a way of being, it’s not just what you produce."       -Hundertwasser

"When nothing is sure, everything is possible"                                     -Margaret Drabble

"Quantum physics presents a new and exciting world view that challenges old concepts, such as deterministic trajectories of motion and causal continuity. If initial conditions do not forever determine an object's motion, if instead, every time we observe, there is a new beginning, then the world is creative at the base level."                                                                          -Amit Goswami


"The assumption that what currently exists must necessarily exist is the acid that corrodes all visionary thinking."                                               -Murray Bookchin

"Creativity is a yearning for immortality"                                             -Rollo May

"All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life."         -M.C. Richards

"Creativity is a force moving through us, and only through practice do we learn how to cooperate with it. The 'process' is like a muscle. It needs to be exercised in order to function effortlessly."                                        -Shaun McNiff


"Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper. Down deep the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful."                                        -David Lynch

"A good business and a good novel are faithful and uncluttered expressions of yourself."                                                                                     -Paul Hawken

"Creativity is an optimization of information circuits"                              -Charles Hampden-Turner

"Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself."                                    -Stephen


"Our true illiteracy is our inability to be creatively active."      -Hundertwasser

"Creative visualization is not just a technique, but ultimately it is a state of consciousness."                                                                                            -Shakti Gawain

"I'm not a passenger, I am the ride"                                                 -Chris Smither

"The creative process in today's corporation is by its very nature difficult to handle. Anything truly creative results in change, and if there is one thing a well-run bureaucracy or institution or major corporation finds difficult to handle, it is change."                                                                        -Max DePree


"You may not even know today what it is that you need to grow in the future, but if all your resources are tied up in basic operations, there won't be anything extra to allow for innovation and experimentation. The ability to adapt and innovate requires a 'loose fit'-- room for growing in a new way."                                                                                                     -McDonough & Braungart

"Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It's a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got."                                         -Steven Pressfield


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