100+ Creativity Quotes to Inspire Your Creative Flow

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Quotes in general, are wonderful tools for ideas, reflection, motivation, inspiration, and creative prompts. We’re sharing here some of our favorite creativity quotes to get your engines revved and ready to create.

You may wish to use one quote per day to help you achieve a creativity goal through daily inspiration. However you choose to read this, we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it!

Creativity is divinity expressing itself through you and with you.

If your skill level doesn’t yet feel divine… it will in time. With practice, your art will be meditation in motion, where you will enter the zone where creativity flows through you, uninhibited by critical thoughts of limitations.

One thing is for certain, the more you immerse in creativity, the more creative you become.

Creativity is your divine right, and it need not wait for any perfect moment, tools or ideas. It is ready for you to engage at any moment in whatever you’re doing. The more you engage, the more it fills your life with color and inspiration and an expanded capacity to create.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

100+ Quotes on Creativity

To create is to love.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Creativity requires input, and that’s what research is. You’re gathering material with which to build.
~Gene Luen Yang

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.
~Bill Moyers

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

To create is to enter the realm of the soul, dip your toes into infinity and float amongst the heavens with starlit eyes.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

It’s better to create something that others criticise than to create nothing & criticise others.
~Ricky Gervais

We have the capacity for infinite creativity.
~Jackie Gleason, American comedian, actor, writer, composer and conductor

Love is the purpose of creation. In creating, love becomes a verb. Love is revealed through action. Love is the purpose of our universe. To create is to align.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

“Many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience, never troubling to wonder how it would feel to have been born other than they are.”
~ J.K. Rowling

In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.
~Rollo May

“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

Rational thoughts never drive people’s creativity the way emotions do.
~Neil deGrasse Tyson

Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.
~Dee Hock

The more fully you are engaged in living life, the more love is flowing through you.
The more fully love is flowing through you, the more fully you are engaged in life.
~LeAura Alderson

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Creativity is as important as literacy
― Ken Robinson

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
~Rita Mae Brown

Be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than anybody else – that’s how you’ll get ahead.
~Austin Kleon, author, artist

To create, stirs the pot of imagination, from which aroma wafts into your senses and stimulates your appetite to create more.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein

When you are born in a world you don’t fit in; it is because you were born to help create a new one.
~author unknown

68The word create is a verb. It’s an action. Creativity is best thought of in the same way – it’s something you can use while involved in an activity, like painting, writing, debating or dancing.
~Scott Berkun

If for you, creativity is dancing, then by all means, DANCE! Dance daily and your life will become filled with creativity and joy!
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

You create your own life by how you see the world and your place in it.
~Ken Robinson, Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
~Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity

I’ve found constancy and balance between creativity and normality.
~Julian Lennon

Creative Block? Not sure what to create? Just start something. Creating, warms the engine of slumbering imagination  just waiting to be put to work.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily

The Element is about discovering your self, and you can’t do this if you’re trapped in a compulsion to conform. You can’t be yourself in a swarm.
~ Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

What inspires you? Seek it out and create from that space.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Creative block is the consequence of avoiding the truth. And when you pierce the truth, it flows.
~Scott Belsky, Serial entrepreneur, author, investor

To create is to bring love to life.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.
~Gail Sheehy, American author, journalist, and lecturer

The artist gives form and shape… sound and texture to love.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

One of the strongest signs of being in [your creative] zone is a sense of freedom and of authenticity.
~Ken Robinson, The Element – How finding your passion changes everything

To create is to pull forth your inner essence and in so doing, become better acquainted with yourself.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

A creative life is an amplified life.
~Elizabeth Gilbert

To create is to anchor more good in the world through the love that flows through the heart.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

In my experience, most people have a narrow view of intelligence, tending to think of it mainly in terms of academic ability. This is why so many people who are smart in other ways end up thinking that they’re not smart at all. There are myths surrounding creativity as well.
~Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Creativity is a renewable resource. The more we use it the more there is of it.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

When people are in their Element, they connect with something fundamental to their sense of identity, purpose, and well-being.
~Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Creating gives form to your love and your light.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

We are here to love, to learn, to create and to celebrate.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

As a creative person, you need to be both parent and child to yourself, within yourself. You need to be a child, free to create without worry, and also a parent, being accountable to responsibilities.
Danny Passman, CryBaby-Media.com, on GTD Podcast, Ep 44

To create is to dip the vessel of the heart into the well of the soul and drink in the essence of the universe.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

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

Creativity is at the core of who we are… what we’re here to do.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

Love is the purpose of our universe. To create is to align.
~LeAura Alderson

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
~Erich Fromm

The point of life is to expand love through conscious creation. To create is to love, and to love is to birth beauty into being.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

To create is to pluck petals from the infinite lotus of your heart and offer them to the world.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

To create is to discover the love and beauty that reside in the cave of your heart. To create is to discover yourself.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

Artists and creatives can be sensitive to feedback, because they are baring their soul with every creation. Creatives must learn to be as the flower… as the plant… as the tree: growing and producing, no matter what blows your way.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

Creativity is as much about self discovery as it is about creating something new.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

To create is to get to know yourself, inside out.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

Self, meet SELF through the medium of this pen, this brush, this creation.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

You do not need to have it all figured out to create. Your intention turns the key in the ignition of creativity, your actions propel your forward.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

We live in a vastly creative universe on a planet of full of unimaginable creativity. Creativity is our nature. To create is to nurture your nature.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Social media has colonized what was once a sacred space occupied by emptiness: the space reserved for thought and creativity.
~Mahershala Ali,  American actor, rapper

Creativity changes your relationship with yourself… and with life.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

Creativity brings life depth, color and beauty. Creativity brings you to life!
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Find three hobbies you love: One to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.

Creating restores the weary soul and replenishes the giver’s heart. Whatever creative outlet you love, do that. Often.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity.
~Dan Stevens

When you give until it hurts… until you feel empty and depleted… create and your heart will be replenished. Nurture your heart with art and creativity.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

To create, is to create more than was there before. More of yourself.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

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

The maker makes, and in the process, the maker is made.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Your Life: Your ultimate creation.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.
~Elizabeth Gilbert

What people contribute to the world around them has everything to do with how they engage with the world within them.
~Ken Robinson, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

 In writing, we discover hidden thoughts which on paper becomes gems brought to light to examine, appreciate and educate us on the inner regions of self and psyche.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Creativity is the natural order of life.
~Julia Cameron

To create is to swim in a sea or wonder under starry skies and moonlit nights of possibility.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com

Without freedom, there is no creation.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

Creativity is our divinity expressing itself.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily

Creativity is the power to reject the past, to change the status quo, and to seek new potential. Aside from using one’s imagination… creativity is the power to act.
~Ai Weiwei, Chinese contemporary artist, activist

Creators meet themselves and make themselves through the act of creating.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com

Creativity and Innovation Quotes

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”
~Simon Sinek

“Innovation is created as a result of constructive conflict.”
~Jeff DeGraff

“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.”
~Jonathan Swift

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
– George Bernard Shaw, playwright (1856-1950)

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
­~Arthur C. Clarke, author, futurist 

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
~Jonas Salk, researcher who discovered polio

I create to fill my being with the wonder of worlds…
…and worlds of wonder.
I create to fill my senses with the beauty of creation…
….and the creation of beauty.
I create to fill my heart with the ecstasy of love…
…and the love of ecstasy.
I create to fill my mind with the light of my soul…
…and the soul of light.
I create to fill my life with the essence of my creator…
…and the creation of all that is good.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily

LeAura’s poem was inspired by Debasish Mridha’s quote:
I write to fill my mind with the ecstasy of life.”
~Debasish Mridha, MD, neurologist, poet, author, philanthropist

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