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When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation. - Margaret Sackville

It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create. - John Saxe

The person who can combine frames of reference and draw connections between ostensibly unrelated points of view is likely to be the one who makes the creative breakthrough. - Denise Shekerjian

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 Stassinopoulos

The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity. - Margaret J. Wheatley

Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport. - Robert Wieder

The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it. - Edward Albee

Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem. - Brian Aldiss

The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen. - Carl Ally

The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity. - Sholem Asch

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. - Edward De Bono

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups. - Charles Browder

The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until after having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the gems of its production. - Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. - Frank Capra

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. - Mary Lou Cook

First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand. - Robert Cecil Day-Lewis

It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. - E. L. Doctorow

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea. - Lou Dorfsman

The legs are the wheels of creativity. - Albert Einstein

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. - Anna Freud

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies. - Erich Fromm

We try not to have ideas, preferring accidents. To create, you must empty yourself of every artistic thought. - Gilbert George

Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible -- he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are. - Frank Goble

It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm. - Mary Henle

Is not the tremendous strength in men of the impulse to creative work in every field precisely due to their feeling of playing a relatively small part in the creation of living beings, which constantly impels them to an overcompensation in achievement? - Karen Horney

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

The power in which we must have faith if we would be well, is the creative and curative power which exists in every living thing. - John Kellogg

Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. - George Kneller

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

The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate. - Agnes De Mille

Creation is a drug I can't do without. - Cecil B. De Mille

The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the "productive" man a yet higher species. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sidereal. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven. - Philipus A. Paracelsus

Out of nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing. - Persius

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy-the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. - Norman Podhoretz

An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human. - Man Ray


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