100 Creativity Quotes To help Your Ideas Flow Smoothly

These creativity quotes can help you to stay motivated and inspired. Hopefully, they will encourage you to be creative in your own pursuits!

Unleash your creative power

The creative process is often seen as mysterious, and people who are good at it are often thought to be possessed of some sort of magical talent. But the truth is that creativity is something that can be learned and improved with practice.

Of course, that’s great in theory. What do you do when you’re feeling stuck and need a little inspiration? That’s where these creativity quotes come in.

Gathered from some of the most creative minds in history, they’ll help jumpstart your own process and get those creative juices flowing again.

Inspiring Quotes About Creativity

 

Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.

Steve Jobs


Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.

– Nnamdi Azikiwe


Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.

– Ray Bradbury


Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out.

– David Duchovny


Imagination is more important than knowledge.

– Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein


Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

– Bo Bennett


Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.

– Steve Jobs


An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

– Edwin Land

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. - Edwin Land


Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.

– Gail Sheehy

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties. - Gail Sheehy


There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life.

– Sophia Loren


If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too.

– Jimmy Buffett

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Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.

– Cecil B. DeMille


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

– Albert Einstein


Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity.

– Ross Perot


You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.

– Albert Einstein


Creativity takes courage.

– Henri Matisse


Best Quotes On Creativity

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

– Steve Jobs


Creativity is just connecting things.

– Steve Jobs

 


If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

– Albert Einstein


The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.

– Wentworth Miller


The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.

– Robert Iger


The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

– Albert Einstein


Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.

– Theodore Levitt


Creativity is the natural order of life.

– Julia Cameron


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

Maya Angelou


If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much.

– Steve Jobs


Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.

– Albert Einstein


Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible.

– Ben Okri

Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible. - Ben Okri


To be creative means to be in love with life.

– Osho

To be creative means to be in love with life.


The most important thing is a person. A person who incites and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can.

– Steve Jobs


Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.

– Steve Jobs


When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power.

– Julia Margaret Cameron


Creativity Quotes To Inspire You

Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.

– Bryant H. McGill

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


Creative living is where Big Magic will always abide.

– Elizabeth Gilbert


I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

– Albert Einstein


This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.

– Edward de Bono


Every day is an opportunity to be creative.

– Innerspace


Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.

– Eric Hoffer


Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

– Erich Fromm


Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.

– Dr. Seuss


Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

– Albert Einstein

Creativity is contagious, pass it on. - Albert Einstein


Creativity is what helps me escape a lot of my inner demons.

– Demi Lovato


It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

– Steve Jobs


To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about.

– Steve Jobs


Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.

– Donatella Versace


You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.

– Steve Jobs


Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

– Charles Mingus

Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. - Charles Mingus


It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

– Steve Jobs


Quotes About Being Creative

Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.

– Steve Jobs


Invest time in yourself to have great experiences that are going to enrich you.

– Steve Jobs


The way to ratchet up our species is to get better things to more people – products with spirit and creativity.

– Steve Jobs


If today were the last of your life, would you do what you were going to do today?

– Steve Jobs


There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all.

– Edward de Bono


The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.

– Julia Cameron


Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.

– Dee Hock


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

– Scott Adams


I’ve found constancy and balance between creativity and normality.

– Julian Lennon

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An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.

– Victor Hugo


Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.

– Yoko Ono


I try to manage my day by my circadian rhythms because the creativity is such an elusive thing.

– Scott Adams


Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.

– Elizabeth Gilbert


I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

– Steve Jobs


We have the capacity for infinite creativity.

– Jackie Gleason

We have the capacity for infinite creativity. - Jackie Gleason


Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.

– Bill Moyers


Quotes and Thoughts on Creativity

A creative life is an amplified life.

– Elizabeth Gilbert


Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.

– T. S. Eliot


I don’t know what I think until I write about it.

– Joan Didion


Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

– Steve Jobs


Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results – the only thing it craves is the process.

– Elizabeth Gilbert


Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

– Earl Nightingale

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm. - Earl Nightingale


I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.

– Albert Einstein


Stay hungry, stay foolish.

– Steve Jobs


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

– John Updike


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

– James Russell Lowell


We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

– Albert Einstein


Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.

– Pablo Picasso


It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions.

– Steve Jobs

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

– Albert Einstein


The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity.

– Dan Stevens


The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.

– Pablo Picasso


Quotes on Being Creative

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing.

– Edward de Bono


It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.

– Mary Garden


It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation.

– Herman Melville

It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation. - Herman Melville


Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life.

– Daisaku Ikeda


Creativity is breaking out of established patterns to look at things in a different way.

– Edward de Bono


The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

– Sylvia Plath

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


Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

– Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. - Steve Jobs


Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

– Albert Einstein


Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.

– Jean Dubuffet

Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. - Jean Dubuffet


There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

– Brene Brown


Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful … that’s what matters to me.

– Steve Jobs


It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.

– Steve Jobs


Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.

– Edward de Bono

Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting. - Edward de Bono


Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom.

– Greg Anderson


Cretivity is just connecting things.

– Steve Jobs


Without freedom, there is no creation.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

Without freedom, there is no creation. - Jiddu Krishnamurti


Creativity Words

The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity.

– Abe Tannenbaum

The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. - Abe Tannenbaum


Can’t kills creativity!

– Camille Paglia


Creativity can solve almost any problem.

– George Lois


Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.

– Edwin Land


Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience.

– Masaru Ibuka


I want to put a ding in the universe.

– Steve Jobs


People have a God-given right to use their creativity to produce things that improve our lives.

– Paul Ryan


Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.

– William Shatner

Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life. - William Shatner


I go wherever my creativity takes me.

– Lil Wayne

I go wherever my creativity takes me. - Lil Wayne


If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.

– Peter F. Drucker


Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.

Marilyn Monroe


Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.

– Albert Einstein


Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.

– Mason Cooley


Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.

– Albert Einstein

Quotes By Creative People

Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones. — Bruce Garrabrandt


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


Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings. -Marianne Williamson


What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.  — Deepak Chopra


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


Routine kills creative thought. – Scarlett Thomas


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