20 Inspiring Quotes About Creativity

I love reading quotes. Quotes are perfect for finding inspiration, coming up with new ideas, as well as giving people motivation. That is why I decided to share 20 inspiring quotes on creativity and art for my first blog post.

1. Soul Paintings

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."

 — Henry Ward Beecher

2. Originality

"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original." — Ken Robinson

3. Curiosity

"Curiosity creates possibilities and opportunities." — Roy T. Bennett

4. New Perspectives

"To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted."

 — George Kneller

5. Do the Work You Want to See Done

"Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use — do the work you want to see done. — Austin Kleon

6. Why Not?

"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not." 

— Pablo Picasso

7. Creativity

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, having fun." — Mary Lou Cook

8. Life as a Painting

" Every day is an opportunity to be creative — the canvas is your mind, the brushes and colours are your thoughts and feelings, the panorama is your story, the complete picture is a work of art called, 'my life'. Be careful what you put on the canvas of your mind today — it matters."

— Innerspace

9. Don't Be Scared to Make Mistakes

"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." — Joseph Chilton Pierce Quotes

10. Innovation is Creation

"Creativity is thinking up new things." Innovation is doing new things." — Theodore Levitt

11. Intelligence

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." — Albert Einstein

12. Open Up New Doors

"We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." — Walt Disney

13. Creativity is Important

"As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases. It is no longer enough to do the same thing better... no longer enough to be efficient and solve problems." — Edward de Bono

14. Let's Paint!

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

15. Nothing Can Come From Nothing

"Invention strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come from nothing." 

— Sir Joshua Reynolds

16. Delicate Ideas

"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow." — Charles Brower

17. The More Ideas, the Better

"It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to always be right by having no ideas at all." — Edward de Bono

18. The More You Use, The More You Have

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." — Maya Angelou

19. Have Faith in Yourself

"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." — Sylvia Plath

20. Courage

"You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

— Andre Gide

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