Quotes and Sayings about Creativity



"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Art, Creativity, Mistakes)

"I'm experimental by nature... always exploring my creativity."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Nature, Creativity)

"It is comparatively easy to become a writer; staying a writer, resisting formulaic work, generating one's own creativity - that's a much tougher matter."
- Brian Aldiss
(Related: Work, Creativity, Writer)

"Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem."
- Brian Aldiss
(Related: Creativity, Solution)

"But out of limitations comes creativity."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Creativity, Limitations)

"I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era."
- David Amram
(Related: People, Creativity, Energy, Spirit, Today)

"Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Experience, Life, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, Wellness, Day, Expectations, Worth)

"The computer offers another kind of creativity. You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Technology, Creativity, Computer)

"The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity."
- Sholem Asch
(Related: Men, Creativity, Force, Labor, May, Spiritual)

"To be in Florence is to reflect on Europe's intricate diversity - and its lost creativity."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Creativity, Diversity, Europe)

"Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar."
- Nnamdi Azikiwe
(Related: Soul, Creativity, Originality)

"I think some people in their 20s really get it, that acting is about creativity and the work. They get their maturity from their work."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Work, People, Creativity, Acting, Maturity)

"I don't think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity - it is not a level playing field."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Creativity, Company, Network)

"Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: Opportunity, Creativity, Growth, Chaos, World)

"It really hasn't been demonstrated at any level by any major corporation that it can nurture what is euphemistically called creativity."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Creativity)

"Use anything you can think of to understand and be understood, and you'll discover the creativity that connects you with others."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Creativity)

"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Motivation, Inspiration, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Excitement)

"Properly practiced creativity must result in greater sales more economically achieved. Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted, believed, persuasive, urgent."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Creativity, Result, Sales)

"Properly practiced creativity can make one ad do the work of ten."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Work, Creativity)

"Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England. The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area. There are still great musicians in England, but not a lot being heard that much."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Music, Creativity, Being, England, Girls, Musicians)

"We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Experience, Creativity, Order)

"One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Motivation, Creativity)

"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Creativity, Order)

"Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting."
- Edward de Bono
(Related: Life, People, Idea, Achievement, Creativity, Hope, Possibility, Fun)

"A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankind's heritage."
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika
(Related: Creativity, Mankind, Nation)

"Performance art is the ultimate in creativity. Since it has so many possibilities at creativity, it's essence tends to become creativity."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Art, Creativity, Performance, Possibilities)

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Creativity, Enemy, Self, Thinking)

"Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Trust, Work, Creativity, Hope)

"Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Humor, Success, Creativity, Luck)

"I subscribe to the myth that an artist's creativity comes from torment. Once that's fixed, what do you draw on?"
- David Byrne
(Related: Creativity, Artist, Myth)

"Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise."
- Julia Cameron
(Related: Heart, Creativity, Mystery)

"Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness."
- Julia Cameron
(Related: Life, Creativity, Darkness)

"When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Power, Creativity, Being, Worth)

"I turned everybody on so, psychologically, I guess I was pushing the boundaries creativity."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: Creativity)

"What we need to do is really improve energy efficiency standards, develop in full scale renewable and alternative energy and use the one resource we have in abundance, our creativity."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Creativity, Abundance, Efficiency, Energy)

"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something."
- Frank Capra
(Related: Creativity, Trying)

"You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles... there's a lot of creativity and brain working. There's a lot to model trains that people don't realize."
- Gary Coleman
(Related: Computers, People, Creativity)

"Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Creativity)

"You can't fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Creativity, Competence)

"And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you can't be creating anything with less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field."
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Related: Knowledge, Creativity, Study, Years)

"I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, People, Creativity, Philosophy)

"You can't suppress creativity, you can't suppress innovation."
- James Daly
(Related: Creativity, Innovation)

"What we do now is to be valued - but we need to do more, so that it's more exciting to other people, and therefore that excitement shines back on us and we're able to have the energy to do more, to widen our creativity."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: People, Creativity, Energy, Excitement, Now)

"I believe people may have a predisposition for artistic creativity. It doesn't mean they're going to make it."
- Rita Dove
(Related: People, Creativity, May)

"For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity."
- Jean Dubuffet
(Related: Imagination, Creativity, Insanity)

"Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Creativity, Anxiety)

"When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album."
- George Duke
(Related: Creativity, Hope, Earth, Mind, Spirit, Will, Word)

"You can have manic-depression without having an ounce of creativity."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Creativity)

"So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas."
- Dave Eggers
(Related: Work, Ideas, Creativity, Optimism, Possibility, Attention, Devotion, Space, Students)

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Creativity)

"Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Creativity, Anxiety)

"Innovation is creativity with a job to do."
- John Emmerling
(Related: Creativity, Innovation, Job)

"Buildings designed exclusively on scientific principles will depress their occupants and constrain their creativity."
- Robert Evans
(Related: Creativity, Principles, Will)

"Creativity varies inversely with the number of cooks involved in the broth."
- Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
(Related: Creativity)

"Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?"
- Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
(Related: Thought, Creativity, Right)

"To come to grips with creativity, I must ask creative, adventurous questions - the kind which, in all likelihood, cannot be answered."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Creativity, Questions)

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Courage, Creativity)

"A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity."
- Mary Garden
(Related: Anger, Creativity, Emotion, Productivity)

"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Computers, Creativity, Communication, Tools)

"But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons."
- Elizabeth Gilbert
(Related: People, Creativity, Greece, Rome, Spirit)

"If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm."
- Jim Gilmore
(Related: People, Creativity, Company, Rules, Will)

"Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos."
- Jackie Gleason
(Related: Dreams, Power, Life, Creativity, Cosmos, Infinite, Spirit, Waking)

"Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Creativity, Responsibility)

"Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster."
- Al Gore
(Related: Imagination, People, Creativity, American, Democracy, Software)

"Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn't mean only artistic creativity, although that's part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Life, People, Creativity, Being, Living, Wishes)

"I think I'm most proud of my family right now. I'm more into that then I've ever been. It also gives a new area to draw from in creativity with my songs."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Family, Creativity, Now, Right, Songs)

"Creativity shouldn't be following radio; it should be the other way around."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Creativity)

"Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for the sake of music."
- Herbie Hancock
(Related: Music, Creativity, Mission)

"Prediction by analogy -creativity - is so pervasive we normally don't notice it."
- Jeff Hawkins
"Music. It's all creativity right here, right now."
- Billy Higgins
(Related: Music, Creativity, Now, Right)

"I think if I had been writing fiction, where the work is entirely dependent on the writer's creativity and the potential directions the narrative might take are infinite, I might have frozen."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Work, Creativity, Fiction, Infinite, Potential, Writer, Writing)

"Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Creativity, Mind, Will)

"Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Creativity, Mind, Space, Will)

"Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Nature, Creativity, Ability, Order)

"Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity."
- Jean Houston
(Related: Creativity, Key, Meaning, Sense, Senses, Windows, World)

"I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know."
- Jean Houston
(Related: Life, Experience, Creativity, Performance, Artists, Athletes)

"I view my role more as trying to set up an environment where the personalities, creativity and individuality of all the different employees come out and can shine."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Creativity, Employees, Environment, Individuality, Trying)

"Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: People, Creativity, Immortality, Obsession, Result)

"Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience."
- Masaru Ibuka
(Related: Experience, Creativity)

"The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Soul, Heart, Creativity, Company, Innovation)

"You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life."
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Related: Life, Creativity, Effort, Open)

"Lincoln said that the Patent Office adds the flame of interest to the light of creativity. And that is why we need to improve the effectiveness of our Patent Office."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Creativity, Interest, Light, Office)

"Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Work, People, Ideas, Creativity, Future, Past)

"When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Power, Creativity, Force)

"I wanted to improve the suburban office building; to create a great urban space in a suburban environment with all that implies about interaction, collaboration and creativity."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Creativity, Building, Collaboration, Environment, Office, Space)

"Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the inessential than with inventing something new."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Creativity)

"Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Creativity, Anxiety)

"Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Leadership, Creativity, Spirit, Students)

"Every single thing you see on-screen came out of somebody's creativity. It doesn't exist. Nature didn't deliver it to us. Everything had to be dreamed."
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
(Related: Nature, Creativity)

"Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers' ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Technology, Creativity, Ability, Driving, Innovation, Workers)

"I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability. I have a lot of respect for her. She's taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity."
- Carole King
(Related: Intelligence, Creativity, Career, Respect)

"Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it."
- Florence King
(Related: Beauty, God, Creativity, Americans, Worship)

"True creativity often starts where language ends."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Creativity, Language)

"The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Beauty, Imagination, Development, Creativity, Chess)

"One, I love the creativity. I love the ability to create a capital structure that is appropriate for a company, no matter what field it happens to be in."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Love, Creativity, Ability, Company)

"Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday."
- Ray Kroc
(Related: Work, Creativity, Now, Word)

"I feel with ELP that I wasn't making the most of my life and I wasn't making the most of my creativity. I was marking time. I don't want to do that. Life is to short."
- Greg Lake
(Related: Life, Time, Creativity, Want)

"I believe there are so many other disciplines and themes that we still haven't explored yet. It's infinite what we can apply our creativity to."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Creativity, Infinite)

"I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Ideas, Creativity, Being, Environment)

"Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you're doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun. And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Business, Creativity, Entertainment, Fun, Job, Pleasure)

"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."
- Edwin Land
(Related: Creativity, Being)

"Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity."
- Edwin Land
(Related: Creativity, Stupidity)

"It seems there's a sliding scale between the money they spend on a movie and its creativity."
- Nicholas Lea
(Related: Money, Creativity)

"Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling."
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Related: Creativity, Destruction, Temperament, Wrestling)

"I've found constancy and balance between creativity and normality."
- Julian Lennon
(Related: Creativity, Balance, Constancy, Normality)

"We have a massive system to regulate creativity. A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms, going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Creativity, Law, Lawyers, Publishing)

"If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Creativity, Rights, Internet, Sound)

"You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be."
- Mario Vargas Llosa
(Related: Creativity, Help, Writer)

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Age, Life, Love, People, Creativity, Mind, Will)

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

"I love how people in this business push themselves to know themselves, the world, and their creativity better."
- Josh Lucas
(Related: Business, Love, People, Creativity, World)

"Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources, including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known."
- Loris Malaguzzi
(Related: Development, Creativity, Freedom, Sense)

"Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more."
- Loris Malaguzzi
(Related: Creativity, Children, Help, Mountains)

"Could I have worked under a system where there were Draconian controls on my creativity, meaning budget, time, script choices, etc.? Definitely not. I would have fared poorly under the old studio system that guys like Howard Hawks did so well in. I cannot."
- Michael Mann
(Related: Time, Creativity, Choices, Hawks, Meaning, Old)

"My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Money, Creativity, Theory)

"Creativity takes courage."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Courage, Creativity)

"I go through major crises every few months, but then I have great peaks of belief and creativity. I'm a weird kind of animal."
- Brian May
(Related: Belief, Creativity, Months)

"Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death."
- Rollo May
(Related: Death, Creativity, Being, Childhood, Passion, Spontaneity, Youth)

"Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Creativity, Expression, Liberty)

"Trying to force creativity is never good."
- Sarah McLachlan
(Related: Creativity, Force, Trying)

"One of the great joys of life is creativity. Information goes in, gets shuffled about, and comes out in new and interesting ways."
- Peter McWilliams
(Related: Life, Creativity, Information)

"Preserve my artistic creativity and ennoble my artistic fame."
- Giacomo Meyerbeer
(Related: Creativity, Fame)

"A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Creativity, Drugs, Escapism)

"Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."
- Charles Mingus
(Related: Creativity, Being)

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."
- Charles Mingus
(Related: Creativity)

"We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: War, Creativity, Listening, Soldiers, Songs, Vietnam)

"Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Creativity)

"The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Power, Art, Creativity, Culture, Energy, Living)

"My creativity and my political work are linked. I don't do this work out of guilt or out of responsibility."
- Holly Near
(Related: Work, Creativity, Guilt, Responsibility)

"Just keep thinking about the good side of ADD - the creativity and the originality it can stimulate."
- David Neeleman
(Related: Creativity, Originality, Thinking)

"People gave us everything for free. We were allowed only so much film per picture, but there was no limit to the creativity. I like to say that they let us loose like wild dogs in the streets of Paris."
- Helmut Newton
(Related: People, Creativity, Dogs, Film, Paris)

"Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Creativity, Enthusiasm)

"Sure, one can always get the students to relax and be happy - entertained, but although being laid back and relax can also lead to creativity, mostly it means that nothing much gets done."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Creativity, Being, Nothing, Relax, Students)

"The subject of my work has a lot to do with general, artistic matters, questions like: What is creativity? Where do we come from? What are our motors? What is coincidence? What is logic?"
- Alva Noto
(Related: Work, Creativity, Logic, Questions)

"If you're a director, your entire livelihood and your entire creativity is based on your self-confidence. Sometimes that's dangerously close to arrogance."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Creativity, Arrogance, Self)

"Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible."
- Ben Okri
(Related: Art, Politics, Creativity)

"Rule of art: Cant kills creativity!"
- Camille Paglia
"I love any and all situations where you celebrate creativity."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Love, Creativity)

"Our decade of change has unleashed the ingenuity, creativity, and character of the most extraordinary people in the world - the people of this state, who come from every corner of the globe."
- George E. Pataki
(Related: Change, People, Character, Creativity, State, World)

"God is creating at every moment of the world's existence in and through the perpetually endowed creativity of the very stuff of the world."
- Arthur Peacocke
(Related: God, Creativity, Existence, World)

"Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they're going to make mistakes."
- Ross Perot
(Related: People, Creativity, Earth, Mistakes, Want)

"Written reports stifle creativity."
- Ross Perot
(Related: Creativity)

"The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Creativity, Enemy, Sense)

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
- Sylvia Plath
(Related: Imagination, Life, Creativity, Enemy, Self)

"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected."
- William Plomer
(Related: Power, Creativity)

"The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Experience, Creativity, Mind)

"Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable."
- William Pollard
(Related: Change, Opportunity, Creativity, Improvement, Innovation, Will)

"I think most serious writers, certainly in the modern period, use their own lives or the lives of people close to them or lives they have heard about as the raw material for their creativity."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: People, Creativity, Writers)

"You can't take a character anywhere they don't expect the character to go. But within those confines is where creativity lies."
- Richard Price
(Related: Character, Creativity, Lies)

"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness."
- Gilda Radner
(Related: Life, Creativity, Spirit, Tragedy, Uniqueness)

"I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity."
- Gilda Radner
(Related: Love, Creativity)

"The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization."
- Otto Rank
(Related: Soul, Civilization, Creativity, Meaning, Will)

"We must prepare the ground for creativity. And if this also gives rise later to success in the economic sense, success in terms of Euros and Cents, this will by no means reduce my joy."
- Johannes Rau
(Related: Success, Creativity, Joy, Sense, Will)

"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
(Related: Creativity, Play)

"Creativity is an advertising agency's most valuable asset, because it is the rarest."
- Jef I. Richards
(Related: Creativity, Advertising)

"I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Art, Creativity, Enjoyment)

"I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her, I'd also be marrying her former life, her past. It might be OK for some people - I don't want to judge it or anything - but it's not for me. It would destroy my creativity."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: Age, Life, People, Creativity, Past, Want, Woman)

"Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed. It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors."
- Paul Schrader
(Related: Creativity, Artists, Therapy, Will)

"And I enjoyed the celebrity and the creativity that was involved in Star Trek."
- William Shatner
(Related: Creativity, Celebrity)

"Success is fickle, but creativity is a gift."
- Tommy Shaw
(Related: Success, Creativity)

"It is instructive, for instance, to trace the computer industry's decline in vision, idealism, creativity, romance and sheer fun as it becomes more and more important and prosperous."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Romance, Creativity, Vision, Computer, Fun, Idealism)

"Can anybody be given a great degree of creativity? No. They can be given the equipment to develop it-if they have it in them in the first place."
- George Shearing
(Related: Creativity, First)

"Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties."
- Gail Sheehy
(Related: Creativity)

"So I started chanting when I was nineteen, which was about twelve years ago, and it really had a huge impact on my outlook, happiness, and general creativity."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Happiness, Creativity, Years)

"I'm fortunate I have this coterie of musicians around me to help take music to next level. Being surrounded by so much creative energy, so many creative people really feeds that creativity in me."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Music, People, Creativity, Being, Energy, Help, Musicians)

"And I found that when I built my own place and just shut the door, the creativity was endless."
- Billy Sherwood
(Related: Creativity)

"I believe that an artist working for and representing the Kingdom of God should do the best of their ability to show and prove the depth, life, newness, creativity, truth and excitement of their Heavenly Father through the work that is set before them."
- Daniel Smith
(Related: Work, Life, Father, God, Truth, Creativity, Ability, Artist, Excitement)

"What I really need is for people to know that I don't just do this, I do this and this and this and this. We all have creativity in us and we all are multi-dimensional and we are all interested in a lot of things and that women are fabulous. We can handle a lot of things."
- Suzanne Somers
(Related: Women, People, Creativity)

"The desire to be rewarded for one's creativity does not justify depriving the world in general of all or part of that creativity."
- Richard Stallman
(Related: Creativity, Desire, World)

"When you start fooling around with drugs, you're hurting your creativity, you're hurting your health. Drugs are death, in one form or another. If they don't kill you, they kill your soul. And if your soul's dead, you've got nothing to offer, anyway."
- Paul Stanley
(Related: Death, Health, Soul, Creativity, Drugs, Nothing)

"My parents always pushed creativity on us, but they made it seem like the fun thing to do."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Creativity, Fun, Parents)

"Creativity is much better when it's free. Someone can take it and sell it if that's what it needs, and from that standpoint, you have to have a label. If you could make your music and just give it away and somehow make a living - that would be the best scenario."
- Matthew Sweet
(Related: Music, Creativity, Living, Needs)

"He lives with his creativity in high gear."
- John Travolta
(Related: Creativity)

"The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Society, Creativity, Wealth, Laws, Man, Pain, Pleasure)

"I feel I've been blessed with a gift of creativity and composition. That's why I've been able to keep going."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Creativity)

"It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that's not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Dream, Attitude, Creativity, Difference, Songs)

"Putting a stamp on things just helps you say, 'Hey, yesterday I was there, and today I'm here.' It's another step forward, and it feels like another turning point and an unleashing of creativity, and now I'm going to start focusing on the show and the production, the fun stuff that comes with it."
- Shania Twain
(Related: Creativity, Fun, Now, Production, Today, Yesterday)

"On the mountains mistakes are fatal. In politics, mistakes are wounding emotionally, but you recover. Personally, wilderness helps me get back in touch with natural rhythms, helps me reflect and, in the process, restore my creativity."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Politics, Creativity, Mistakes, Mountains, Wilderness)

"Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better."
- John Updike
(Related: Creativity, Name, Right)

"Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas."
- Donatella Versace
(Related: Ideas, Creativity, Conflict)

"You can't teach creativity at film school."
- Daniel Walker
(Related: Creativity, Film, School)

"I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both visually and intellectually. The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses. It's a metaphor for women's lives, their creativity."
- Vera Wang
(Related: Wedding, Women, Creativity, Metaphor, Vocabulary, Weddings)

"There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L.A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different - I love L.A.!"
- Naomi Watts
(Related: Humor, Love, Time, Creativity, Today)

"Creativity is the answer. I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Creativity, Solution)

"I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Creativity, Accomplishment, Children, Learning)

"We have no hope of solving our problems without harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people."
- Roger Wilkins
(Related: People, Creativity, Hope, Diversity, Energy, Problems)

"We have run out of creativity for children and teachers alike in the name of pushing up standards."
- Shirley Williams
(Related: Creativity, Children, Name, Teachers)

"But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance."
- William J. Wilson
(Related: Leadership, Character, Creativity, Perseverance, Measure, Tests, Will)

"I love to cook comfort food. I'll make fish and vegetables or meat and vegetables and potatoes or rice. The ritual of it is fun for me, and the creativity of it."
- Reese Witherspoon
(Related: Love, Food, Creativity, Comfort, Fish, Fun, Ritual)