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115+ Creativity Quotes to Spark Your Creative Flame

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Quotes are wonderful tools for ideas, reflection, motivation, inspiration, and creative prompts. In fact quotes as conceptual prompts are our favorite tool for encouraging intuitive art. So we had fun putting together some of our favorite creativity quotes to help stoke your creative juices.

Creativity is divinity expressing itself through you and with you.

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

One thing is for certain, the more you immerse in creativity, the more creative you become.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

The Greek God of Creativity – Hephaestus

The bulk of the creativity quotes are in the section right below this one. But first, we enjoyed learning about the profound message behind the story of Hephaestus and thought you might as well.

The Greek God of creativity, Hephaestus rules over the forge, creating both beautiful jewelry and powerful weapons.

Hephaestus is the only Olympian of the 12 Greek Gods who is not physically perfect, and yet he does not allow his infirmity to stop him from making art. Instead, he uses it to transform.

The Message of Hephaestus

Hephaestus is lame from injuries inflicted by his own family. Yet instead of wallowing in pain and pity, he creates both beauty, as symbolized by jewelry, and power, as symbolized by beautifully crafted weapons.

Hephaestus appears to channel his brokenness into the clever creation and cultivation of his craft. He doesn’t let his imperfections prevent him from birthing boldness and beauty in the world.

And neither should we. This is the artist’s “heroes journey”. To create something from nothing… and good from bad.

Hephaestus shows us that our strongest and best work can grow out of that very imperfection, that our very brokenness is one of the strongest tools available to us. Out of that brokenness the most beautiful art can grow.
~Allison Stieger, mythologist, transformational consultant

Creativity Quotes

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.”
~Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist, 1879-1955

Abundance and Creativity Quotes

Creation and creativity comes from an attitude of abundance.
~Ryan Daniel Moran, founder-Capitalism.com

When you create scared you get scarcity. When you create from abundance you end up getting abundance.
~Ryan Daniel Moran, founder-Capitalism.com

Accountability and Creativity

“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

Achievement and Creativity Quotes

A creative [wo]man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
~Ayn Rand, Russian-American philosopher, author Atlas Shrugged, 1905-1982

EDITOR’S NOTE: As of this writing on 10/31/20, I just discovered that Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand audiobook is currently free through Amazon Prime or Audible members (not sure which). It’s an epic novel and well produced audiobook normally retailing for over $40.

Action and Creativity Quotes

“The 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, American author, speaker

“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 you forward.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

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, born 8/28/1957

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.
~Ray Bradbury, American author and screenwriter, 1920-2012

“Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.”
~Mason Cooley, American aphorist, professor, 1927-2002

“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club”
~Jack London, American novelist, journalist, 1876-1916

Alchemy and Creativity Quotes

There is no skill more practical, powerful and phenomenal than the discovery and realization that we can create a better life through the thoughts we choose to focus on.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder – iCreateDaily.com®

Artists are alchemists of the medium of emotions. Creativity is the eternal flame of the soul that can forge failures to fortune and woes to wins.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder – iCreateDaily.com®

ARTISTS ARE ALCHEMISTS OF HUMAN EMOTIONS
Artists are alchemists of the medium of emotions. Creativity is the eternal flame of the soul that can forge failures to fortune and woes to wins.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder - iCreateDaily.com® #CreativityQuotes #Creativity #AlchemistQuotes #ArtistsAlchemists #SoulQuote #Inspiration #ArtQuotes #ArtistQuotes #PersonalDevelopment #iCreateDaily

The ultimate discovery for creators is that you are the alchemist of your life… your ultimate creation. Transform negatives to positives… pain to power… bad to beauty and watch your life soar.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder – iCreateDaily.com®

ALCHEMY & CREATIVITY QUOTES #CreativityQuotes #Creativity #AlchemistQuotes #ArtistsAlchemists #Soul #Inspiration #ArtQuotes #ArtistQuotes #PersonalDevelopment #iCreateDaily
Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay

Anger and Creativity Quotes

“You can’t be curious and angry at the same time.”
~Catherine Hoke, founder-Defy Ventures NPO, author, speaker

Anxiety and Creativity

Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out.
~David Duchovny, producer, director, actor, novelist, singer-songwriter, b.8/7/1960

Art and Creativity Quotes

Out of that brokenness the most beautiful art can grow.
~Allison Stieger, mythologist, transformational consultant

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~Scott Adams, Creator-Dilbert comic strip, b.6/8/1957

CREATIVITY QUOTE by Dillard Creator, Scott Adams on abstract art background. #MistakesQuote #CreativityQuote #ScottAdamsQuote #ArtQuote #iCreateDaily #DillardCreatorQuote
Image by ractapopulous – aka JL G from Pixabay

“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.”
~Victor Pinchuk, Ukrainian oligarch, 12/14/1960

Art and Freedom - Victor Pinchuk Quote: #Art #FreedomQuote #PoliticsQuote #Artists #ChangeAgents #PersonalDevelopment #iCreateDaily

“Creativity is limitless. Artists naturally expand their creative mediums as they grow. The artist is a channel for creativity and not limited by the medium.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

“Every human has four endowments – self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
~Stephen R. Covey, entrepreneur, author, speaker, 1932-2012

"Every human has four endowments - self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change." ~Stephen R. Covey, entrepreneur, author, speaker, 1932-2012 #CreativityQuotes #StephenCoveyQuotes #FreedomQuotes #SelfAwareness #Conscience #Willpower #PersonalDevelopmentQuote #iCreateDaily

Artist Quotes

The artist is a conduit between divinity and humanity. The more conscious her creations, the greater the positive impact.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

Beauty and Creativity Quotes

How blessed the artist who spends time bringing beauty and imagination to life. Brain waves sync with heart and mind and open a channel for joy to flow!
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

CREATE IT

If you don’t see beauty, create it.
Create the love you wish to feel…
the beauty you wish to see…
the smile you wish to know.

~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®
DON'T SEE IT? CREATE IT!

Blocks – Creative Blocks Quotes

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, cofounder – iCreateDaily.com®

“That willingness to surrender preconceived notions was key to his [Da Vinci’s] creativity.”
~Walter Isaacson, author, journalist, professor, b.5/20/1952

SOURCE: Book on Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

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

Creative block is the consequence of avoiding the truth. And when you pierce the truth, it flows.”
~Scott Belsky, Serial entrepreneur, author, investor, founder-Behance, b.4/18/1980

Scott Belsky QUOTE ON CREATIVE BLOCKS:
"Creative block is the consequence of avoiding the truth. And when you pierce the truth, it flows."
~Scott Belsky, Serial entrepreneur, author, investor #CreativityQuotes #CreativeBlocksQuote #ArtistsBlock #WritersBlock #Procrastination #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment

Change and Creativity Quotes

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
~Buckminster Fuller, architect, author, inventor, futurist, 1895-1983 

Comfort Zone Quotes

“The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity.”
~Dan Stevens, British actor, b.10/10/1982

Conscious Creation

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

“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, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

Contribution

“What people contribute to the world around them has everything to do with how they engage with the world within them.”
~Sir Ken Robinson, arts education advisor, speaker, author, b.3/4/1950

Courage and Creativity Quotes

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
~Erich Fromm, psychologist, philosopher, 1900-1980

Creation Quotes

“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

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.
~Neil Gaiman, English author, born 11/10/1960

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

“Accept what is. Release what isn’t. Create what must be.”
~Andréa Balt, writer, author, entrepreneur

Creativity Quote: "Accept what is. Release what isn't. Create what must be."
~Andréa Balt, writer, author, entrepreneur #AcceptanceQuote #LetGo #Release #Create #Creation #Creativity #iCreateDaily
Image by FotoRieth from Pixabay

Creativity Quotes

“Creativity is the natural order of life.”
~Julia Cameron, artist, teacher, author

“Creativity is a renewable resource. The more we use it the more there is of it.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

“Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing.”
~Edward de Bono, psychologist, philosopher, author, b.5/19/1933

“Creativity stoked daily, opens the gates to an infinitely creative universe seeking expression.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life.”
~Sophia Loren, lauded Italian actress author, b.9/20/1934

“Creating opens the coloring box of your heart and spills brightness into dark places.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

Creativity brings life depth, color and beauty. Creativity brings you to life!  Creating restores the weary soul and replenishes the giver's heart. Whatever creative outlet you love, do that. Often. ~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com® #CreativityQuotes #Creating #HeartQuote #ArtQuote #ArtistQuote  #CreativeQuote #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment

Creativity Quotes – continued

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

“Creativity is universal flow.”
~Kimberly Ashley, artist, fashion designer

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

“In the process of creating I discovered that I had come alive.”
~Stephanie Radican, artist, creator, Etsy seller

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

“Creativity is a lifeline to a better future woven from the fibers of the precious present.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

To create is to pull forth your inner essence and in so doing, become better acquainted with yourself. ~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com® #CreativityQuotes #PresenceQuote #ArtQuote #WriterQuote #Creative #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment
Image by Alexandra_Koch from Pixabay

Creativity Quotes – continued

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, born 8/28/1957

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.
~Bill Moyers, journalist, author, b.6/5/1934

“We live in a vastly creative universe on a planet full of unimaginable beauty, intrigue and mystery. Creativity is our nature. To create is to nurture your nature.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

“Creating is the way that you get in sync with the universe.”
~Will Smith, actor, rapper, media personality, b.9/25/1968

“We have the capacity for infinite creativity.”
~Jackie Gleason, comedian, actor, writer, 1916-1987

CREATIVITY QUOTE: "We have the capacity for infinite creativity. ~Jackie Gleason, comedian, actor, writer, composer, conductor, 1916-1987
#inspiration #writing #Art #Artists #quotes #CreativityQuotes #Creatives #Creators #Creativity #JackieGleasonQuotes #iCreateDaily

Critics

“It’s better to create something that others criticise than to create nothing and criticise others.”
~Ricky Gervais, comedian, actor, producer, musician, author, b.6/25/1961

Curiosity and Creativity Quotes

“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, artist, author, b.6/16/1983

Be curious about the world in which you live. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than anybody else — that's how you get ahead. ~Austin Kleon, author, artist #inspiration #writing #Art #Artists #quotes #CreativityQuotes #Creatives #Creators #Creativity #PersonalDevelopment

Dance and Creativity Quotes

“I would believe only in a God who could dance.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, author, poet, 1844-1900 

“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, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

“I’ve found constancy and balance between creativity and normality.”
~Julian Lennon, singer, musician, photographer, author, philanthropist, b.4/8/1963

“Remember, you can change your state in a moment…. In a movement of music and of dance, for dance is music moving through the body for it must express. Or song. Or color. For all art is music of the spheres in motion.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

We dance for laughter,
We dance for tears.
We dance for madness, 
We dance for fears.
We dance for hopes, 
We dance for screams.
We are the dancers
Who create the dreams.

~Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist, 1879-1955

Discipline and Creativity Quotes

“More discipline equals more creative freedom.”
~Devani Alderson, cofounder – iCreateDaily®

"More discipline equals more creative freedom."
~Devani Alderson, cofounder - iCreateDaily®
#CreativeDiscipline #DisciplineQuote #CreativeFreedom #CreativityQuote #Goals #CreativeConstraints #PersonalDevelopment #iCreateDaily

Divinity and Infinity Quotes

“Creativity plucks petals from the blossom of infinity and tosses them unto the world, where they fall soften upon open hearts.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

“Every time we dip in there and come back out with a voice, be it through dance, be it through paint, be it through cooking, poetry… whatever it is, we are in dialogue with the great mystery.”
~Gabrielle Roth, musician, author, dancer, founder-5Rhythms.com

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[1]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

“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®

“Creativity is your divine right and it need not wait for any perfect moment, tools or ideas. Creativity is ready for you to engage any time, anywhere with anything. 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®

“Creativity is divinity expressing itself through you and with you.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily®

“Creativity is part of our divine nature as humans.”
~Chris Mangum, Mangum.TV, Emmy winning composer

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[2]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

The artist is a conduit between divinity and humanity. The more conscious her creations, the greater the positive impact.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

“Creativity is being connected to your larger self.”
~Julia Cameron, artist, teacher, author

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®

Creativity aligns us with divinity.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

I CREATE DAILY

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®

Do The Work

DO THE WORK

Make art
Give gifts
Connect
Lead
Ship
Make a difference
Do work that matters

~Seth Godin, visionary, author, teacher, b.7/10/1960
SOURCE: Seth Godin, Linchpin Keynote
SETH GODIN - DO THE WORK QUOTE ~

DO THE WORK
Make art
Give gifts
Connect
Lead
Ship
Make a difference
Do work that mattersSeth Godin, visionary, author, teacher, b.7/10/1960
#SethGodinQuote #DoTheWorkQuote #DoTheWork #MakeArt #Lead #Ship #MakeADifference #WorkThatMatters #iCreateDaily
Lady with laptop and notepad Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay

Doubt and Creativity Quotes

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
~Sylvia Plath, poet, novelist, short-stories, 1932-1963

Dreams Quotes

“Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men for they may act on their dreams with open eyes and make it possible.”
~T.E. Lawrence, British Army Officer, diplomate, writer, 1888-1935

T.E. Lawrence QUOTE on DREAMERS and Acting on Your Dreams: #CreativityQuotes #PursuitOfPassion #FollowYourHeart #AchieveYourDreams TELawrenceQuote #PersonalDevelopment #iCreateDaily

Education and Creativity Quotes

“Creativity is as important as literacy.”
~Sir Ken Robinson, arts education advisor, author, b.3/4/1950

RELATED: Reasons not to go to college

Ken Robinson Quote: Creativity is as important as literacy.
~Ken Robinson, author, speaker, arts education advisor, b.3/4/1950
#KenRobinsonQuote #CreativityQuote #ArtIsImportant #WeNeedTheArts #TheArts #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment
Image by Denise Husted from Pixabay

Effort Quotes

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
~Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President, 1882-1945

Einstein Creativity Quotes

Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.
~Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist, 1879-1955

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
~Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist, 1879-1955

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
~Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist, 1879-1955

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
~Albert Einstein, physicist, 1879-1955

Famous Creativity Quote by Albert Einstein: "Creativity is intelligence having fun." Creativity meme on art by artist Paige Eaton, iCreateDaily #FamousArtQuote #iCreateDaily #FamousEinsteinQuotes #EinsteinQuoteOnCreativity #CreativityQuotes #Creativity
Art image – painting by artist, Paige Eaton

Emotions

“Rational thoughts never drive people’s creativity the way emotions do.”
~Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, author, b.10/5/1958

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, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®
#ideas #inspiration #writing #Art #Artists #quotes #CreativityQuotes #Creatives #Creators #Creativity #EmotionsQuote #NeilDeGrasseTysonQuotes #PersonalDevelopment

Enthusiasm and Creativity

“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.”
~Bo Bennett, show host, author, b.2/16/1972

Entrepreneurship and Creativity Quotes

“Building a business… creating something where nothing existed before… that’s what I want to do for the rest of my life.”
Ankur Nagpal, Founder-Teachable.com, sold for ~$250M in 2020

Failure and Creativity Quotes

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
~Edwin Land, scientist, inventor, cofounder-Polaroid Corp. 1909-1991

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
~Edwin Land #CreativityQuotes #DontFearFailure #FailureQuote #FearQuote #EdwinLandQuote #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment

Fear

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, existential psychologist, author, 1909-1994

Feedback and Critics Quotes

“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, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

Freedom and Creativity Quotes

“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.”
~Victor Pinchuk, Ukrainian oligarch, 12/14/1960

One of the strongest signs of being in [your creative] zone is a sense of freedom and of authenticity.
~Sir Ken Robinson, arts education advisor, speaker, author, b.3/4/1950

Without freedom, there is no creation.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher, author, 1895-1986

“Nothing can compare to creating characters and worlds out of thin air with your friends and making a book exactly the way you think it should be made, pure creative freedom, purity of intention, with no boundaries.”
~Rick Remender, American comic book writer, b.2/6/1973

"Nothing can compare to creating characters and worlds out of thin air."
~Rick Remender, Comic book writer #CreativityQuotes #WriterQuotes #CreatorQuotes #ComicAuthorQuote #CollaborationQuote

Fun and Funny Creativity Quotes

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.”
~Dr. Seuss, by Theodor Seuss Geisel, American author & illustrator of the Dr. Seuss books, 1904-1991

Goals and Habits Quotes

“You can’t start a new life when you’re locked in your old one.”
~Defy Ventures NPO

God and Creativity Quotes

Once you perceive that you’re a beam of light that comes from the mind of God, you carry yourself differently.
~Carlos Santana, world renowned musician, author, b.7/20/1947

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[3]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

“For me God is the dance.”
~Gabrielle Roth, musician, author, dancer, founder-5Rhythms.com

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[4]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

Creativity is like describing God… you could interchange [the words] God and creativity.
~Brett Matheson, Founder-World Without Disease Foundation

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[5]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

I was able to ascertain from writing my book that these words are step-by-step instructions from God, or whatever higher energy. They are burned in my brain.
~Shannon DeAnna Schofield, writer, author, poet, beekeeper

Gratitude and Creativity

This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
~Edward de Bono, psychologist, philosopher, author, b.5/19/1933

Growth and Creativity Quotes

“It’s amazing how your world gets bigger when you step out and build something.”
~Sean Cannell of Think Media & Video Influencers

Habits and Creativity

Without a resilient creative practice, supportive creative peers, a thriving community, and a powerful mindset, life just does not have the same vibrancy.
~Chase Jarvis, pro photographer, founder-CreativeLive, author, b.7/19/1971

Happiness Quotes

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
~Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President, 1882-1945

FDR QUOTE ON HAPPINESS: "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
~Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President, 1882-1945 #FranklinDRooseveltQuote #HappinessQuote #CreativityQuotes #AchievementQuotes #FDRQuote

Healing, Health and Creativity Quotes

“Creativity in and of itself is important for remaining healthy, remaining connected to yourself and connected to the world.”
~Christianne Strang, artist, art therapist, scientist, former president-American Art Therapy Association.

SOURCE: NPR Article – How Making Art Helps Your Brain

“Anything that engages your creative mind — the ability to make connections between unrelated things and imagine new ways to communicate — is good for you.”
~Girija Kaimal, professor, co-author, art therapy researcher & facilitator

SOURCE: NPR Article – How Making Art Helps Your Brain

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

“Getting out of the box and engaging the recesses of your mind is the most important thing [for brain health]… and then the creative things happen.”
~Rahul Jandial, Brain Surgeon, author, TV persona, b.12/25/1972

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

ART IS BENEFICIAL FOR:

Optimism and hope for the future
Activates brain’s reward centers
Lowering stress
Facilitates deeper focus
Helps process emotions

SOURCE: NPR Article – How Making Art Helps Your Brain, by Malaka Gharib

Hope and Optimism

Through creating art, this act of imagination is actually an act of survival. It is preparing us to imagine possibilities and hopefully survive those possibilities.
~Girija Kaimal, professor, co-author, art therapy researcher & facilitator

SOURCE: NPR Article – How Making Art Helps Your Brain

Ideas and Creativity Quotes

“Creativity is floods of ideas and excitement and pure enthusiasm for life.”
~Jennifer Rogers, model, creative workshops

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary

“Our best creative ideas come to us when we are delighted.”
~Deepak Chopra, Meditations, author, b.10/22/1946

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”
~Scott Belsky, entrepreneur, author, investor, founder-Behance, b.4/18/1980

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”
~Simon Sinek, British-American author, speaker, b.10/9/1973

Creators bring ideas to life, and life to ideas. Through conscious creation we discover our capacity for personal transformation.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

Seth’s blog post of 1/23/21 sums it up perfectly.

YOUR BIG IDEA

It’s probably not completely original.

It’s probably not breathtaking in scope.

It’s probably not immediately popular.

But… it’s definitely worth pursuing, consistently and persistently for years and years.

If you care. If it’s generous and helpful and worth the journey.

All the big ideas that made a difference follow this pattern.

~Seth Godin, entrepreneur, author, teacher, founder Alt MBA, 1/23/21 blog post

See more Seth Godin quotes here, and about his book for creators, The Practice, here.

YOUR IDEAS - YOUR BIG IDEAS
Seth Godin Quote - blog post from 1/23/21. #SethGodin, #SethGodinQuote #IdeasQuote #BigIdeas #Creators #iCreateDaily

Imagination and Creativity Quotes

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®

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
~Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist, author, 1879-1955

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
~Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist, author, 1879-1955

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.”
~Dr. Seuss, written by Theodor Seuss Geisel, American author & illustrator of the Dr. Seuss books.



THE AUTHOR OF DR. SEUSS BOOKS: Theodor Seuss Geisel, published his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937, after 27 publishers rejected it. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books. SOURCE – Amazon author page.

“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, author – Harry Potter series, b.7/31/1965

“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, Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, 1856-1950

IMAGINATION QUOTE - George Bernard Shaw Quote:
"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, Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, 1856-1950 #CreativityQuote #ImaginationQuote #GeorgeBernardShawQuote #CreateYourLife #CreateArt #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment

Innovation and Creativity Quotes

“Innovation is created as a result of constructive conflict.”
~Jeff DeGraff, professor, speaker, author, consultant, b.1958

In order to be a true visionary, one has to be willing to overreach, and to fail some of the time. Innovation requires a reality distortion field.
~Walter Isaacson, author, journalist, professor, b.5/20/1952

SOURCE: Book on Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

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

“To have a great idea, have a lot of them. When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.”
~Thomas Edison, inventor, entrepreneur, 1847-1931

“Creativity is breaking out of established patterns to look at things in a different way.”
~Edward de Bono, psychologist, philosopher, author, b.5/19/1933

CREATIVITY QUOTE by Edward de Bono, Maltese physician, psychologist, author- Breaking patterns... seeing things differently
#CreativityQuotes #ArtistQuotes #ArtQuotes #OpenMind #BreakingPatterns #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment

Inspirational Creativity Quotes

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

Creativity is the ability to think freely and openly so that you can actually solve business problems using not just the left brain but the right brain combined.
~Adam Bruss, pilot, photographer, venture capital, BiltmoreVentures.com

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[6]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

Intelligence and Creativity

“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.”
~Sir Ken Robinson, arts education advisor, speaker, author, b.3/4/1950

Intuition and Creativity Quotes

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
~Jonas Salk, author, researcher who discovered polio, 1914-1995

Creativity by nature is originality… the marriage of instinct and intuition.
~Gabrielle Roth, musician, author, dancer, founder-5Rhythms.com

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[7]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

I really feel that creativity comes through us. I don’t feel like I’m the originator… I feel like I take notes.
~SARK, Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, author, artist, speaker, teacher

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[8]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

Intuitive creativity helps you discover what is latent within you, waiting to be revealed.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

INTUITION QUOTE: Intuitive creativity helps you discover what is latent within you, waiting to be revealed.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com® #CreativityQuotes #IntuitionQuote #IntuitiveCreativity #IntuitionQuotes ##PersonalDevelopment #iCreateDaily

Joy and Creativity Quotes

“My happy place is in the mind of creativity. I laugh out loud in joy.”
~Donna Sheerin Gillis, artist, custom quilter, SeamsUndone

I LAUGH OUT LOUD IN JOY. Creativity... my happy place!
#CreativityQuote #MyHappyPlace #Happiness #HappinessQuote #JoyQuote #Creativity #FallArt #PumpkinDesigns #PumpkinDecoratios

Life and Creativity Quotes

“Creativity brings life depth, color and beauty to life. Creativity brings you to life… and life to you!”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com®

Creativity is what transforms your life.
~Steve Nash, NBA player, philanthropist, b.2/7/1974

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[9]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

“What you paint on the canvas of each day shows up in your gallery of life.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder- iCreateDaily.com®

“A creative life is an amplified life.”
~Elizabeth Gilbert, author, born-7/18/1969

Elizabeth Gilbert Quote: 
"A creative life is an amplified life."
~Elizabeth Gilbert,  author, born-7/18/1969 #ElizabethGilbertQuote #CreativityQuotes #iCreateDaily #CreativeLifeQuote #Create #Creativity #CreativeLife #PersonalDevelopment

“Your life is your ultimate creation.”
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily.com®

“Your life is your ultimate work of art. Flaws and all, it is yours to craft, to hone and to own… and to love.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®

Creativity is like salt, it makes everything taste a little bit better.
Chase Jarvis, photographer, entrepreneur, author, born-7/19/1971

“You create your own life by how you see the world and your place in it.”
~Ken Robinson, arts education advisor, author, speaker, born 3/4/1950

SIR KEN ROBINSON QUOTE ON CREATING YOUR LIFE:
#KenRobinsonQuote #CreativityQuote #CreateYourLife  #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment #ManifestationQuote #LawOfAttractionQuote

“Creativity saved my life and taught me quite a bit about myself.”
~Joseph, poet, high school student, participant-FreeArtsAZ.org

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[10]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

“Life is messy, and without creativity, it’s incomplete. Creativity is not a ‘nice to have’ it’s a ‘must have’.”
Chase Jarvis, photographer, entrepreneur, author, born-7/19/1971

Love and Creativity Quotes

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

“Creativity is love made visible.”
~SARK, Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy, author, artist, b.1954

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary

“To create is to anchor more good in the world through the love that flows through the heart.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

“I think that creativity is love.”
~Darrell Grant, composer, musician, teacher, b.5/30/1962

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[11]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

“Love is the purpose of creation.
Creativity brings love to life.
To create is to align.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

LOVE HAIKU

Love is the Purpose.
To create brings love to life.
Love and light transforms.

~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

To create is to love.
~LeAura Alderson, iCreateDaily®

QUOTE ON LOVE AND CREATIVITY:
Love is the purpose of creation. Creativity brings love to life. To create is to align. ~LeAura Alderson, cofounder - iCreateDaily.com® #CreativityQuote #LoveQuote #Creators #Creativity #LoveInAction #iCreateDaily

“Be Love, and more Creativity and Love will flow to you and through you.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

CREATIVITY QUOTE: Be Love, and more Creativity and Love will flow to you and through you. #CreativityQuotes #BeLove #LoveQuotes #LoveAndCreativity #Creators #Artists #Writers

“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, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

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

“The artist gives form and shape… sound and texture to love.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

“Love is the purpose of our universe. To create is to align.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com

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® #LoveQuote #PurposeQuote #CreativityQuote #Create #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment

Manifestation Quotes

“What a blessing to be able to take ideas from mind to manifestation. Be it canvas or page; sound or stage… creators are privileged to give form to wonder… and wonder to form.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

“To create, is to create more than was there before. More of yourself.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

A good life is designed… created.
~Chase Jarvis, author, founder-CreativeLife, b.7/19/1971

Meditation and Creativity Quotes

When I create, I feel like it clears my head. It helps me make sense of my emotions. And it somehow, it makes me feel calmer and more relaxed.
~Malaka Gharib, writer, NPR editor, cartoonist, author

SOURCE: NPR Article – How Making Art Helps Your Brain

Creativity is meditation in action, infusing light and love into every cell of the body. The world needs more artists as beacons of beauty, creativity and good.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

Mind – Creative Mind and Creativity Quotes

“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.”
~Dee Hock, founder, former CEO-Visa, author, b.3/21/1929

“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, French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, aviator, 1900-1944

“Creativity is a consequence of a particular state of mind and a specific state of being.”
~Alice Bailey, theosophical writer, author

“You never know what may come through the portals of the universe and download straight into the creative mind rendered fertile through the simple act of creating daily.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

Mistakes

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~Scott Adams, Creator-Dilbert comic strip, b.6/8/1957

CREATIVITY QUOTE by Dillard Creator, Scott Adams on comic bubbles art background. #MistakesQuote #CreativityQuote #ScottAdamsQuote #ArtQuote #iCreateDaily #DillardCreatorQuote
Comic Bubbles image by pencil parker from Pixabay

Muse – Creative Muse Quotes

“I have long considered the creative impulse to be a visit… a thing of grace, perhaps, not commanded or owned so much as awaited, prepared for. A thing, also, of mystery.”
~Loreena McKennitt, Canadian singer-songwriter

Music Quotes

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher, composer, poet, 1844-1900 

Nature and Creativity Quotes

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”
~Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Passion and Creativity Quotes

“Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”
~Elizabeth Gilbert, author, born 7/18/1969

Perfection and Creativity Quotes

“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”
~Bruce Garrabrandt, pro artist, author, b.1955

Progress and Creativity Quotes

“Once you escape the trap of ‘compare and despair’, once you realize that the only path to walk is the one right in front of you, your progress will catch up with that limitless ambition.”
~Chase Jarvis, photographer, entrepreneur, author, b.7/19/1971

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

Purpose Quotes

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

“When people are in their Element, they connect with something fundamental to their sense of identity, purpose, and well-being.”
~Sir Ken Robinson, arts education advisor, speaker, author, b.3/4/1950

Reflection Quotes

“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, b.2/16/1974

SOCIAL MEDIA QUOTE BY AMERICAN ACTOR/RAPPER, MAHERSHALA ALI:
"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, b.2/16/1974 #SocialMediaQuote #CreativityQuotes #SacredSpace #ThoughtsQuote #iCreateDaily #MahershalaAliQuote #PersonalDevelopment

Self Discovery and Creativity Quotes

“Wouldn’t it be a great idea everyday to ask yourself:
‘What is the greatest expression of myself that I can be today?’”
~Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., neuroscientist, lecturer, author

SOURCE: Video of Growth Events

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

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.
~Sir Ken Robinson, arts education advisor, speaker, author, b.3/4/1950

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

“Creativity is a tool to bring us back to what is authentic and what is real inside of us.”
~Michelle Cassou, French-born artist, teacher, author

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[12]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

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

“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, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

Creativity is as much about self discovery as it is about creating something new.
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com® #CreativityQuotes #Create #Discovery #Artists #Writers #LoveQuote #BeautyQuote #SelfDiscovery #PersonalDevelopment #iCreateDaily

Spirituality and Creativity Quotes

“I am a nurse gone artist. I started “praying out loud” using various media, including color, texture, objects, and images. In the process of creating I discovered that I come alive. My spiritual practice has morphed and merged in and with my creative process.”
~Stephanie Radican, artist, creator, Etsy seller

Transformation, Transmutation and Transcendence

“Creativity has the power to transcend circumstances and transform lives.” 
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

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.com® #CreativityQuotes #TranscendenceQuote #TransformationQuote #CreativePower #ArtQuote #iCreateDaily #PersonalDevelopment

Trust and Creativity

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
~Rita Mae Brown, Feminist writer, b.11/28/1994

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

“To create is to pull forth your inner essence and in so doing, become better acquainted with yourself.”
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®

My definition of creation is when we forget about ourselves… when we become so involved in what we’re doing or what we’re thinking about that you lose track of time and space.
~Dr. Joe Dispenza, D.C., neuroscientist, lecturer, author

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary[13]https://youtu.be/xvX2QO6Nv5A

Visioning and Creativity Quotes

“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.”
~Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish writer, author, poet, 1667-1745

“You get to invent your whole life.”
~Arthur Brooks, economist, author, The Pursuit Documentary, b.5/21/1964

The gift of Play is that it invites us to create without attachment, explore without a destination, and enjoy without complexity.
~Vince Gowmon, Healer, author, poet, musician, singer-songwriter

PLAYFUL CREATIVITY - The Gift of Play quote by Vince Gowmon #CreativePlay #Recreation #Imagination #Enjoyment #iCreateDaily

“You can analyse the past, but you need to design the future.”
~Edward de Bono, psychologist, philosopher, author, b.5/19/1933

Wisdom and Creativity Quotes

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

“Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom.”
~Greg Anderson, cancer survivor, author, CEO & founder CancerRecovery.org

Workplace Creativity Quotes

I know I have a star employee when I’m in their presence and they’re in mine, all we want to talk about is creation.
~Vishen Lakhiani, cofounder-Mind Valley, author, b.1/14/1976

SOURCE: Vishen Lakhiani on the Jay Shetty Show

Writing Quotes

“These words dance around in my head all day… like little friends.”
~Shannon DeAnna Schofield, writer, author, poet, beekeeper

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

“Words have power. They breath, they cry, they laugh, they rage, and that’s why I write. Every time I write I heal myself.”
~Joseph, poet, high school student, participant-FreeArtsAZ.org

SOURCE: Unleashing Creativity documentary

Creativity Unleashed Documentary

Here’s the Creativity documentary from which numerous creativity quotes were curated. You’ll enjoy seeing the video too.

Edward de Bono – Creativity Expert

We were intrigued by this 18 minute presentation by a creativity thought leader, Dr. Edward de Bono, the leading authority in creative thinking and the teaching of thinking as a skill.

Dr. Bono’s interest is in the use of creative thinking as an everyday necessity for solving problems from personal to global in size.

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