Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
But unless we are creators, we are not fully alive.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
One sure-fire way to stay creative: force yourself to learn something new.
Creativity is often blocked by trying to be perfect. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
The creative adult is the child who has survived.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
We have got to abandon the sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Focus on a few key objectives ... I only have three things to do. I have to choose the right people, allocate the right number of dollars, and transmit ideas from one division to another with the speed of light. So I'm really in the business of being the gatekeeper and the transmitter of ideas.
Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
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