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25 Inspirational Quotes On Creativity

I’ve been blogging on the topic of creativity all through the week and it seems appropriate to round it off with some inspirational quotes.



25 Inspirational Quotes On Creativity

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. – Joseph Chilton Pearce

When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. – Justina Chen

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. – Albert Einstein

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

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. – Rumi

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. – Pablo Picasso


Creativity is contagious. Pass it on – Albert Einstein

Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. – Walt Disney Company

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

The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands. – Leonardo Da Vinci


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use. The more you have. – Maya Angelou

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. – Osho

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. – Ken Robinson


Creativity takes courage. – Henri Matisse

The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time. – Mary Oliver

If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society. — Piaget

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 (The Little Prince)

Creativity requires a willingness to look stupid. — John C. Maxwell

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

A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself. — Elizabeth Gilbert


Creativity is the greatest form of rebellion – Lady Gaga

Boredom is a lack of crazy. Its a lack of creativity. Invention. Innovation. If you’re bored, blame yourself.
— Katelyn S. Irons

Resist telling people how something should be done. Instead, tell them what needs to be done. They will often surprise you with creative solutions. — H. Jackson Brown Jr

The satisfaction? The joy? That comes from solving problems and making things. — Hank Green

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kidergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take te crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on agebra, history, ect. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please’. — Hugh MacLeod

Do you have a favourite creativity quote?

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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

16 Comments on “25 Inspirational Quotes On Creativity

  1. I appreciate your sharing that wonderful collection of quotes on creativity. They inspire me to let go of self-consciousness, doubt, and the fear that no one will “get” what I’m doing.

  2. Hi Corinne! I LOVE all these quotes but I think my favorite is “Creativity is the greatest form of rebellion.” – Lady Gaga I should probably print these out and and read them every day. Thank you! ~Kathy

  3. Love the Maya Angelou quote, Corinne. The more we rely on our creativity, the more we seem to have. Creative is like a muscle to be exercised 🙂

  4. I don’t, but I am sharing this with my fellow creatives on Facebook and Twitter. I love the Lady Gaga quote – I’ve always thought of myself as a quiet rebel. I’ve lost some of that, and I need to regain it.

  5. Lovely quotes. The below is the best.

    “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

    I have overcome “self-doubt”, the day my Blog was born. Am glad.

  6. Great quotes! I have always loved reading quotes. I love how people can take a profound thought and compact it into a few words that tells all!

  7. Great quotes! I’m of the mindset that with creativity you either use it or lose it. I aim to do something creative each day just to keep in touch with that side of my brain.

  8. Great list of quotes, I particularly love the one that says the greatest enemy to creativity is self doubt. Having self-confidence should be a requirement to let the creative juices flow.

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