19 Quotes to Unleash Your Inner Creative Beast

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1. “Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.”

– William Plomer


2. “The magic question is, ‘What for?’ But art is not for anything. Art is the ultimate goal.”

– Young-ha Kim


3. “Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”

– Charles Mingus


4. “If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

– Vincent Van Gogh


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

– Leo Burnett


6. “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


7. “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”

– George Bernard Shaw


8. “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”

– Erich Fromm


9. “The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense.”

– Pablo Picasso


10. “Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.”

– Mason Cooley


11. “I kind of wonder if creativity is all morphing into one big thing that’s not even art, but something universal and bigger.”

– Douglas Coupland


12. “Almost everything I’ve done, I’ve done through my own creativity. I don’t think I ever had to listen to anyone else to learn how to play drums. I wish I could say that for about ten thousand other drummers.”

– Buddy Rich


13. “Creativity involved breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”

– Edward de Bono


14. “True creativity often starts where language ends.”

– Arthur Koestler


15. “All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.”

– Julio Cortazar


16. “It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.”

– Roger von Oech


17. “Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we don’t know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.”

– George Kneller


18. “Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.”

– Carl Jung


19. “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”

– Arthur Koestler


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