Quotes on Creativity

Quotes on Creativity

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. Linus Pauling


The best ideas come from jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible. David Ogilvie


Young men are fitter to invent than to judge. Francis Bacon


Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man’s thinking and writing. Isaac Bashevis Singer


Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar. Nnamdi Azikiwe


Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness. Pablo Picasso

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training. Anna Freud


I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I, which is my life the power to create. Vincent van Gogh


Art begins with resistance at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. Andre Gide

No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there. F. Scott Fitzgerald


Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues. Rev. Phillips Brooks


In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin; a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak. James Russell Lowell

Nothing can be created out of nothing. Lucretius, first century b.c.


We want the creative faculty to imagine that which we know. Percy Bysshe Shelley


Men are like trees: each one must put forth the leaf that is created in him. Henry Ward Beecher


He or she is greatest who contributes the greatest original practical example. Walt Whitman


Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great and original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished. William Wordsworth


You can do anything with a bayonet except sit on it. Napoleon Bonaparte

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