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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. - Frank Capra

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better. - John Updike

Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. - Alan Alda

Coffee: creative lighter fluid. - Floyd Maxwell

Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self. - Erich Fromm

Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity. - Michael J Gelb

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

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. - Rita Mae Brown

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. - Edward de Bono

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. - Arthur Koestler

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

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

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.- James Russell Lowell

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. - Bill Moyers

Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist. - Thomas Disch

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

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. - Albert Szent-Gyorgi

Down time is where we become ourselves… a hiatus that passes for boredom but is really the quiet moving of the wheels inside that fuel creativity. - Anna Quindlen

Every child has an inner artist. The challenge is to remain an artist after you grow up.
- Pablo Picasso

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. A real genius has his original ideas closer together. - Georg C Lichtenberg

Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. - William James

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. - Vincent Van Gogh

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to us when we go for walks. - Raymond Inman

If you hear a voice within you say "You cannot paint," then by all means paint, & that voice will be silenced. - Vincent Van Gogh

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. - John Cleese

If you want to be creative, go where your questions lead you. - Louis L’Amour

In the midst of our daily lives, we must find the juice to nourish our creative souls. - Sark

It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. - Vida D. Scudder

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

Only creativity can see past problems to find solutions. This holds true for every area of life. - Deepak Chopra

Part of being a Master is learning how to sing in nobody else's voice but your own.
- Hugh Macleod

Recognize that there is a time to be left-brained and a time to be right-brained; a time to be efficient and a time to be creative; a time to work and a time to play. - Merrill Douglass

The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline. - George J Seidel

The essence of the creative mind is to see the familiar as old-fashioned. - Unknown

The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes. - Saul Steinberg

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. - Albert Einstein

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. - Stephen Naclunanovitch

The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting, at the proper moment, what we know. - Arthur Koestler

The way to get good ideas is to get lots of ideas, and throw the bad ones away. - Linus Pauling

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

There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes. It's what we do with them that's important. - Ruth Ross

There cannot be creation without a lot of energy. - Emil Nolde

Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. - Ray Bradbury

To be creative, relax and let your mind go to work. - Kenneth H Gordon Jr

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. - Joseph Chilton Pearce

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

We have to believe that a creative being lives within ourselves, whether we like it or not, and that we must get out of its way, for it will give us no peace until we do. - Mary Richards

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