Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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

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Did you know that 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 inspired your writer's and artist’s heart and soul. 

Which ones did you like the most and why? Please share other personal favorites in the comment section. 

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  1. Hi Lore! I LOVE these quotes! Thank you for sharing them! They hold much inspiration! Sending love!

    1. Many thanks, Jenny! Thanks for commenting and Tweeting. I look forwward to reading your blog about you and your mom. Hugs streaming your way...

  2. Thank you Lore for the inspiration for not only creating but creating on a much bigger scale. Our world needs our quantum powers of creativity that is how we will make a difference that makes "The" difference. Much love xo

    1. You're welcome, Deb. And I like YOUR quote, "We will make a difference that makes "the" difference." Thanks~ xo

  3. You can’t use up creativity. ”The more you use, the more you have.” -Maya Angelou
    I love all these quotes especially Maya’s. Creativity is an unending flow of divine energies that when channeledc can be of great benefit for all humanity.

    1. Maya's quote is also a favorite one of mine, Leila.

  4. Good morning Lore, Excellent blog. I understand your woe my friend. However, I believe you are making a difference by simply wanting to do so. My favourite quote is this one;
    “Art, freedom, and creativity will change society faster than politics.” -Victor Pinchuk
    Much love to you, Edna Harris

    1. Aww, so great to read your kind words, Edna. Thank you! I like Pinchuk's quote, too, as it was new to me. Alsos it's timely for these turbulent days, eh? Love ya, xoxo

  5. Hi Lore. I love the curated quotes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Wow!I love these quotes Lore. The rebel in me loves creativity is an act of defiance. Thank you for the creative inspiration.

  7. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” -Albert Einstein. I love Albert Einstein. One of my favorite quotes is from him. You can’t slice problems using the same thinking that created them. Also I didn’t know that Mat 30th national creative day. I will put it on my calendar and do something creative to celebrate. Thank you for always being so inspirational ❣️

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