The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
― Julia Cameron

Creativity Quotes

Just a few great quotes on the creative life and perspective.
  • A lot of people have taste, but they don’t have the daring to be creative. – Bill Cunningham
  • Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. – Donatella Versace
  • Creativity is a drug I cannot live without. – Cecil B. DeMille
  • Creativity is contagious, pass it on. – Albert Einstein
  • Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. – Steve Jobs
  • Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. – Charles Mingus
  • Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. – Leo Burnett
  • Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. – Ray Bradbury
  • Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up. – Pablo Picasso
  • Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali
  • If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent Van Gogh
  • 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
  • Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. – Voltaire
  • Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try. – Dr. Seuss
  • You can’t wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club. – Jack London
  • You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’? – George Bernard Shaw

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