Wednesday, May 30, 2018

30 Creativity Quotes to Inspire Your Writer's & Artist's Heart & Soul

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May 30 is National Creativity Day! 
For inspiration, enjoy these 30 quotes designed to tap into 
your writer’s and artist’s heart and soul.

Creativity is:
“Creativity is an act of defiance.” -Twyla Tharp

“Creativity is a wild mild and a disciplined eye.” -Dorothy Parker

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” -Albert Einstein

“Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made by you.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Creativity is one of the highest transmissions of love.”-Suzy Kassem

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

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” -Albert Einstein

“Creativity is just connecting things.” -Steve Jobs

How creativity manifests:

“To be creative is to look madness in the eye and challenge it to a spitting contest.” -River Fairchild

“Create with the heart, build with the mind.” -Criss Jami

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

“When people ask me how did I get so creative, I tell them it’s because I ate paste as a child.” -Anon

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” -Ray Bradbury

“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

To create a work of art is to create the world.” -Wassily Kandinsky

What erodes creativity?

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” –Sylvia Plath

“There is no innovation or creativity without failure. Period.” –Brene Brown

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” -Pablo Picasso

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy.” -Ray Bradbury

“Negativity is the enemy of creativity.” -David Lynch

“Never, never, never give up.” -Winston Churchill

Why create?

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” -Maya Angelou

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” -John W. Gardner

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” -Pablo Picasso

“The creative adult is the child who survived.” -Ursula K. LeGuin

 “What if the very reason you were created was to be creative?” -Michelle Dennis Evans

“Writing reawakens my childhood fantasy more than anything, opening up creative worlds.” -Leo Tolstoy

“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.” -Virginia Woolf

“Art, freedom, and creativity will change society faster than politics.” -Victor Pinchuk

Hopefully, these 30 creativity quotes tapped into your artist’s heart and soul. 

Let me know which ones you like the most and why. Please share other personal favorites in the comment section. 

Be creative!

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  1. This is brilliant Lore and no this creative goddess did not know it was National Creativity day- brilliant thank you - sharing- i love it xx

    1. Thanks for sharing, dear Suzie. YOU are one of THE MOST creative souls I know. Celebrate the day and YOU!

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  3. You can’t use up creativity, the more you use the more you have... I love this one.
    Creativity to me springs from the Divine. An unending source, once you connect to, there is consistent supply.

    1. Thanks for sharing your favorite quote and offering your insights, Leila. I agree, creatiity does spring from the Divine.

  4. What a fun post. I like Twyla's because... well... Twyla. But I like Jobs' approach: "just" connecting things.

    1. Thanks! You and Peggy Nolan chose Twyla's quote. Fun!

  5. I love Twyla’s quote! Creativity is an act of defiance! Great round up of quotes!

  6. I love Twyla Tharp! These were wonderful!

    1. Thank you, Barb! I see that there were many Twyla fans!

  7. I never knew there was a national Creativity Day. But of course, there is! Love this Lore!!!

    1. Yes, indeed! It was a new proclamation announced this week.

  8. Such a brilliant collection of quotes Lore! Thank you for sharing these nuggets of inspiration. xoxo

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