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20 Best Quotes Regarding Creativity

Updated on June 3, 2013

What is Creativity?

"Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. Innovation is the production or implementation of an idea. If you have ideas, but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.” — Linda Naiman

20 Best Quotes Regarding Creativity:

For 2013, I have decided to learn to play the keyboard. As a writer with a background in graphic design and marketing, I could say I`m experienced with the whole creative process. However, this new idea of playing an actual instrument has led me to further explore creativity. Along the way, I have come across a number of interesting quotes written by people in creative fields. Let`s take a look at the different views regarding creativity. Enjoy.

  1. Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty - Bryant H. McGill

  2. It is better to create than be learned, creating is the true essence of life - Barthold George Niebuhr

  3. But, if you have nothing at all to create then perhaps you create yourself - Carl Gustv Jung (Swiss Psychiatrist, Psychologist)

  4. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep - Scott Adams (American Cartoonist)

  5. Creativity is discontent translated into arts - Eric Hoffer (American Writer)

  6. There`s room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you`ve trying to be like somebody else, then there isn`t - Tori Amos (Pop Rock Singer)

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

  8. Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the oppotunity for creativity - Tom Barret

  9. Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous - Bill Moyer

  10. Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married t the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one`s death - Rollo May

  11. Creativity takes courage - Henri Matisse (Painter)

  12. I think creativity is spiritual. I absolutely believe that - F. Murry Abraham

  13. 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 the user - Bill Gates

  14. Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it - Dee Hock

  15. Living creatively is really important to manintain 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

  16. 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

  17. Success is fickle, but creativity a gift - Tommy Shaw

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Men must live and create. Live to the piont of tears - Albert Camus

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Creativity requires:

Thinking power.

Right-brain imagination.

Artistry and intuition.

Left-brain logic.


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    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Switzerland

      KoffeeKlatch Gals: Thanks for visiting, glad you enjoy this hub. Oh yeah, no. 16 is epic!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Up and beautiful. I especially like #16.

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Switzerland

      Hi Ajwrites57 I`m glad you got something from this list of quotes regarding creativity. You welcome, I wish you inspirational moments with creative flow!

      side note: I`m a born thinker, and years ago my reasoning mind would not shut up, then I learned to hear my creative inner voice, it became so loud, it eventually shut my mind off...:)

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      AJ Long 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      pearl macb--thanks for the quotes!

      "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.

      Thinking too much hinders creativity--I know--it has held me back in the past. I;m trying to move beyond thinking to creating. Thanks for inspiring me!

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Switzerland

      Thankyou for stopping by again Shiningsirisheves! Wish you a wonderful weekend fellow hubber :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      8 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Great choice of quotes my friend.

      Voting up.

    • pearlmacb profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Switzerland

      Greetings from Zurich GypsyRoseLee!!! Glad you enjoyed them and thanks for sharing this hub! :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up. Just wonderful quotes about creativity. Passing this on.


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