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#1. My understanding of God is an experience. God is. That's all I know. In the Biblical tradition, it would be expressed as, "Be still and know that I am God." God is the "I am" energy. Something huge is at play here - cosmic creativity, consciousness, God, whatever you want to call it. I do believe that it's a guided ride. We're on a guided tour of the universe. - Author: Elizabeth Lesser
Creativity quotes by Elizabeth Lesser
#2. What benefit will I get if I know one book from cover to cover? - Isn't this filling my mind with the ideas of others and losing creativity?! - Author: Mwanandeke Kindembo
Creativity quotes by Mwanandeke Kindembo
#3. The great challenge is how to marry creativity with discipline so that discipline amplifies creativity without destroying it. - Author: Andy Stanley
Creativity quotes by Andy Stanley
#4. I just close my eyes and act like I'm a 3-year-old. I try to get as close to a childlike level as possible because we were all artists back then. So you just close your eyes and think back to when you were as young as you can remember and had the least barriers to your creativity. - Author: Kanye West
Creativity quotes by Kanye West
#5. They say certain people aren't good soldiers because if they're in a foxhole all night - you know, if you're creative and smart, you're thinking about all the different ways someone is going to blow your head off. But if you're not that smart, you're just like chilling out. And I feel like that in life. I'm just in the foxhole all fucking day thinking about everything that's going to go wrong in every possible way. - Author: Judd Apatow
Creativity quotes by Judd Apatow
#6. It isn't enough to pick a path - you must go down it. By doing so, you see things you couldn't possibly see when you started out; you may not like what you see, some of it may be confusing, but at least you will have, as we like to say, "explored the neighborhood." The key point here is that even if you decide you're in the wrong place, there is still time to head toward the right place. - Author: Ed Catmull
Creativity quotes by Ed Catmull
#7. She has given me a way out. - Author: Alison Bechdel
Creativity quotes by Alison Bechdel
#8. We create our lives with words. - Author: Harriet Showman
Creativity quotes by Harriet Showman
#9. Nothing prompts creativity like poverty, a feeling of hopelessness, and a bit of panic. - Author: Catherine Tate
Creativity quotes by Catherine Tate
#10. No matter how much people in fashion think we're so cool and avant-garde, for most fashion people, creativity is quite taboo. - Author: Riccardo Tisci
Creativity quotes by Riccardo Tisci
#11. With poetry and writing, the question isn't "do you know the right words?".
The real question is, "can you make words from the unwordable, chisel blocks of raw silence into shapes and touch our souls? - Author: Jacob Nordby
Creativity quotes by Jacob Nordby
#12. A learning mind has more dots to connect for sparking innovation. - Author: Pearl Zhu
Creativity quotes by Pearl Zhu
#13. When we play a game, we tackle tough challenges with more creativity, more determination, more optimism, and we're more likely to reach out to others for help. - Author: Jane McGonigal
Creativity quotes by Jane McGonigal
#14. With cold eyes and indifferent mind the spectators regard the work. Connoissers admire the "skill" (as one admires a tightrope walker), enjoy the "quality of painting" (as one enjoys a pasty). But hungry souls go hungry away. The vulgar herd stroll through the rooms and pronounce the pictures "nice" or "splendid." Those who could speak have said nothing, those who could hear have heard nothing. - Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Creativity quotes by Wassily Kandinsky
#15. A Tragic Honesty, like the Ian Hamilton biography of Lowell that I read recently, is a sad and occasionally terrifying account of how creativity can be simultaneously fragile and self-destructive; it also made me grateful that I am writing now, when the antidepressants are better, and we all drink less. Stories about contemporary writers being taken away in straitjackets are thin on the ground - or no one tells them to me, anyway - but it seemed to happen to Lowell and Yates all the time; there are ten separate page references under 'breakdowns' in the index of A Tragic Honesty. - Author: Nick Hornby
Creativity quotes by Nick Hornby
#16. One of the things that kept me out of trouble was doing something creative - creativity can't be judged. - Author: Beyonce Knowles
Creativity quotes by Beyonce Knowles
#17. Truly creative people care little about what they have done, and a lot about what they are doing. - Author: Alan Cohen
Creativity quotes by Alan Cohen
#18. I'm encouraging other people, whether they're professionals or not, to use their creativity to express themselves, to get a conversation going, to get the party started, really. - Author: Madonna Ciccone
Creativity quotes by Madonna Ciccone
#19. I did go to a performing arts school, so that facilitated my creativity, though I ended up going in a more musical direction. - Author: Alycia Debnam Carey
Creativity quotes by Alycia Debnam Carey
#20. Giving these students, teenagers, any form of power over the use of their own words, allowing them to turn everyday raw material into some form of beauty, is a gift beyond measure. - Author: Gloria Ng
Creativity quotes by Gloria Ng
#21. List of Artists Who Created Fantasy Worlds to Try and Cure Bouts of Sadness
1. Italo Calvino
2. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
3. Jim Henson and Jorge Luis Borges - Labyrinths
4. The creator of MySpace
5. Richard Brautigan
6. J.K. Rowling
7. The inventor of the children's toy Lite-Brite
8. Ann Sexton
9. David Foster Wallace
10. Gaugin and the Caribbean
11. Charles Schulz
12. Liam Rector - Author: Shane Jones
Creativity quotes by Shane Jones
#22. If we just stick to one kind of music, our creativity is limited. We wanted to extend the audience for the cello, especially the younger people, and to show them how cool and how powerful and how diverse the cello can be. - Author: Stjepan Hauser
Creativity quotes by Stjepan Hauser
#23. Every act of genuine creativity means achieving a higher level of self-awareness and personal freedom. - Author: Rollo May
Creativity quotes by Rollo May
#24. Whereever a poet is born enduring
depends on the frailest of chances:
Who listened to your murmuring
over your little rubbish who let you be
who gave you the books
who let you know you were not
alone - Author: Adrienne Rich
Creativity quotes by Adrienne Rich
#25. The best life for a writer is the life which helps him write the best books he can. - Author: Julian Barnes
Creativity quotes by Julian Barnes
#26. كل ما مخض عنه
الخيال البشري من ابداعات الشر الخارقة, وما بلغته التكنولوجيا من قدم, يجري امتحان فاعليتها في أجسادنا

(All the unimaginably evil inventions human creativity has ever come up with and all the advances technology has achieved - their efficacy is now being tested on our bodies.) - Author: Mahmoud Darwish
Creativity quotes by Mahmoud Darwish
#27. The transsexually constructed lesbian-feminist feeds off woman's true energy source, i.e. her woman-identified self. It is he who recognises that if female spirit, mind, creativity and sexuality exist anywhere in a powerful way it is here, among lesbian-feminists. - Author: Janice Raymond
Creativity quotes by Janice Raymond
#28. My parents were funny. My brothers were funny. We just laughed and had a good time. Growing up, it breeds that. It breeds your funny. It breeds your creativity. - Author: Kym Whitley
Creativity quotes by Kym Whitley
#29. I do not play this instrument so well as I should wish to, but I have always supposed that to be my own fault because I would not take the trouble of practicing. - Author: Jane Austen
Creativity quotes by Jane Austen
#30. Private imaginings may have no outcomes in the world at all. Creativity does. Being creative involves doing something. - Author: Ken Robinson
Creativity quotes by Ken Robinson
#31. All of our days are numbered; we cannot afford to be idle. To act on a bad idea is better than to not act at all because the worth of the idea never becomes apparent until you do it. Sometimes this idea can be the smallest thing in the world, a little flame that you hunch over and cup with your hand and pray will not be extinguished by all the storm that howls about it. If you can hold on to that flame great things can be constructed around it that are massive and powerful and world changing – all held up by the tinniest of ideas. - Author: Nick Cave
Creativity quotes by Nick Cave
#32. I finally understood that I didn't lack pen and paper but my own
memorizing mind. It had been given away with a hundred poems, called
rote learning, old-fashioned, backward, an enemy of creative thinking,
a great human gift disowned. - Author: Grace Paley
Creativity quotes by Grace Paley
#33. The only thing all successful people have in common is that they're successful, so don't waste your time copying "the successful strategies" of others. - Author: Seth Godin
Creativity quotes by Seth Godin
#34. Creativity would not exist as successfully or efficiently without its social world. The social is not the by-product - it is the decisive mechanism by which cultural products and cultural producers are generated, evaluated and sent to the market. - Author: Elizabeth Currid
Creativity quotes by Elizabeth Currid
#35. Never go into debt to become a writer. Always find other ways to support yourself so you can do the work you truly love for the right reasons. Never ask your art to support you. If you ask your art to support you it will either end up comprised or you'll be disappointed with it. It's a lot to ask of creativity for it to provide for you financially. Find a scrappy way to get by and then do the work you love for the reasons you love. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Creativity quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#36. Ideas rarely come out whole. They change as they get brought to life. New constraints appear, new directions suggest themselves, and new influences come to bear. - Author: David DuChemin
Creativity quotes by David DuChemin
#37. The artist speaks with inspiring tools of creativity. Thinkers challenge with the weapons of choice. These two forces are necessary to move souls beyond limitation. - Author: T.F. Hodge
Creativity quotes by T.F. Hodge
#38. My mind and creativity comes with me wherever I go." She looks pointedly at me. "My heart, on the other hand, goes wherever you go. I don't fancy being separated from it or you. - Author: Kim Holden
Creativity quotes by Kim Holden
#39. My beauty is my eccentricity, when I am out people stare at me and speak, look at that creative guy, unique guy, different guy. - Author: Amit Kalantri
Creativity quotes by Amit Kalantri
#40. If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. - Author: Ken Robinson
Creativity quotes by Ken Robinson
#41. Creativity involves missteps and imperfections. I wanted our people to get comfortable with that idea - that both the organization and its members should be willing, at times, to operate on the edge. - Author: Ed Catmull
Creativity quotes by Ed Catmull
#42. Other than much needed infrastructure development, local administrations in Papua must encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. - Author: Ciputra
Creativity quotes by Ciputra
#43. I hate when people act like music is nothing but wild creativity," Logan said. "That's bullshit. It's also about counting and measuring and calibrating. If you do it right." He passed his hand over my MP3 player sitting on the bed between us. It was playing Mozart to help my concentration. "And if you do it really right, no one can tell how hard it is for you. You can let them believe it's magic, because that means you must be magic. You're worth worshipping. - Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Creativity quotes by Jeri Smith-Ready
#44. Shame breeds fear. It crushes our tolerance for vulnerability, thereby killing engagement, innovation, creativity, productivity, and trust. - Author: Brene Brown
Creativity quotes by Brene Brown
#45. I don't like shit too perfect. I want some human stake in my shit. If it's too perfect I ain't really with it. If it's too clean I ain't really with it. If it's too polished I don't really like it. - Author: Madlib
Creativity quotes by Madlib
#46. Creativity can only be anarchic, capitalist, Darwinian. - Author: Umberto Eco
Creativity quotes by Umberto Eco
#47. There is no such thing as art," he said. "There is only this painting, this piece of music, that sculpture. And it either resonates with you or it doesn't." He paused for a moment and then added, "There is no such thing as art, there are only works."
... In those two moments, Antonioni taught me something profound. - Author: Herbie Hancock
Creativity quotes by Herbie Hancock
#48. Almost always the creative, dedicated minority has made the world better. - Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Creativity quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#49. As long as we avoid the creative, we are condemned to reaction. - Author: Paula Gunn Allen
Creativity quotes by Paula Gunn Allen
#50. Creating new products and services differs from making minor enhancements to existing ones. The first must focus on innovation and adaptability, whereas the second usually focuses on efficiency and optimization. Efficiency delivers products and services that we can think of. Innovation delivers products that we can barely imagine. Efficiency and optimization are appropriate drivers for a production project, whereas innovation and creativity should drive an exploration-type project. A production mindset can restrict our vision to what appears doable. An exploration mindset helps us explore what seems impossible. - Author: Jim Highsmith
Creativity quotes by Jim Highsmith
#51. My brother (Bruno Mars) is as smart as he is because a lot of things he's doing, creativity wise, our Dad used to do. Things my father used to do visually and musically. I see a lot of my father's influence in both of us. - Author: Eric Hernandez
Creativity quotes by Eric Hernandez
#52. It's not that much of a difference. Basically, your job is the same as a film director. It's a triangle between creativity, money, and time. But they don't really change. You're ultimately trying to get the most creativity and time with the money that you have. - Author: Darren Aronofsky
Creativity quotes by Darren Aronofsky
#53. Very few people are accepted as creative: A few painters, a few poets - one in a million. This is foolish! Every human being is a born creator. Watch children and you will see: all children are creative. By and by, we destroy their creativity. - Author: Rajneesh
Creativity quotes by Rajneesh
#54. When there's no stimulus to be found on the outside, you have no option but to look inside yourself for inspiration, and when I did it set off a creativity that had always been inside of me, It mixed with my environment and life experiences to make something tangible,something that expressed me. - Author: Bernard Sumner
Creativity quotes by Bernard Sumner
#55. I think every writer owes it to themselves to face some harsh truths: in order to make a good impression, you need a unique name. - Author: Luke Edley
Creativity quotes by Luke Edley
#56. Creativity is a form of knowledge. - Author: Diane Paulus
Creativity quotes by Diane Paulus
#57. Creativity is not being afraid to be different. It takes madness to jump at an idea that no one else believes in. - Author: Barbara Januszkiewicz
Creativity quotes by Barbara Januszkiewicz
#58. All too often, legacy management practices reflexively perpetuate the past - by over-weighting the views of long-tenured executives, by valuing conformance more highly than creativity and by turning tired industry nostrums into sacred truths. - Author: Gary Hamel
Creativity quotes by Gary Hamel
#59. An artist who conforms to conventional ideas is nothing but a mere charlatan. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
Creativity quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#60. The writer, indeed every real artist, was the devil, rivalling God in creativity, trying even to surpass him. God was surely man's most fatal creation, the devil's kitsch bitch. It was God, with his insistence on being worshipped and admired, who made the argument of art necessary, keeping the fire of dissent alive in men and women. This dissident was the artist, who spanned with his imagination reason and unreason, the under and the over, the dream and the world, men and women. - Author: Hanif Kureishi
Creativity quotes by Hanif Kureishi
#61. Whenever an artist becomes dominated by his own ignorance, his art loses value, for it is only the professional artist that can be humble enough to admit that he is a tool in the hands of creativity. - Author: Robin Sacredfire
Creativity quotes by Robin Sacredfire
#62. The soul should always stand ajar. - Author: Emily Dickinson
Creativity quotes by Emily Dickinson
#63. I'm fascinated by the concept of what I call 'clusters of creativity': the Brontes, the Waughs, families with several geniuses. I'm one of four; competition among siblings has to be a factor. - Author: Nigel Hamilton
Creativity quotes by Nigel Hamilton
#64. I work in the field of art, and you know how during a period of Marxist ideology, fewer people are inclined to believe in the power of the culture as a whole: they believe in the revolutionary potential of economics, class struggle theory ... Therefore it's time to show that art means the power of creativity, and it's time to define art in a larger way, to include science and religion too..(1973 - Author: Joseph Beuys
Creativity quotes by Joseph Beuys
#65. It is through imagination that we transcend understanding and travel into the world of possibilities. - Author: Danielle Pierre
Creativity quotes by Danielle Pierre
#66. I have never created anything in my life that did not make me feel, at some point or another, like I was the guy who just walked into a fancy ball wearing a homemade lobster costume. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Creativity quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#67. You cannot step a foot into the literature about the 1960s without being told how 'creative', 'idealistic', and 'loving' it was, especially in comparison to the 1950s. I fact, the counterculture of the Sixties represented the triumph of what the art critic Harold Rosenberg famously called the 'herd of the independent minds'. Its so-called creativity consisted in continually recirculating a small number of radical cliches; its idealism was little more than irresponsible utopianism; and its crusading for 'love' was largely a blind for hedonistic self-indulgence. - Author: Roger Kimball
Creativity quotes by Roger Kimball
#68. Wise people are able to give themselves gracefully to seemingly contradictory experiences, because they know that they belong to different seasons of life, all of which are necessary to the whole. Spring and winter, growth and decay, creativity and fallowness, health and sickness, power and impotence, and life and death all belong within the economy of being. - Author: Sam Keen
Creativity quotes by Sam Keen
#69. As a mother you have thoughts. You get interrupted. You forget.
You are distracted. Your thoughts and ideas become fragmented,
diluted, or simply evaporate. You must have faith that you will
again have a thought. Creativity is the string upon
which you hang the pearls of your identity,
your authentic presence.
- Suzi Banks Baum - Author: Suzi Banks Baum
Creativity quotes by Suzi Banks Baum
#70. There's a lot of wisdom that my dad and my grandparents and my uncle have been able to impart on me, and what I've treasured the most is I've seen examples in my life of people embracing their creativity, not feeling insecure about their artistic inclinations. - Author: Bryce Dallas Howard
Creativity quotes by Bryce Dallas Howard
#71. Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed. It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors. - Author: Paul Schrader
Creativity quotes by Paul Schrader
#72. Any society that does not succeed in tapping into the energy and creativity of its youth will be left behind. - Author: Kofi Annan
Creativity quotes by Kofi Annan
#73. I'm really interested in the link between creativity and humor because humor is a type of creativity, and I do think that humorous people and humorous health helps creativity. - Author: Robert Mankoff
Creativity quotes by Robert Mankoff
#74. Great thinkers think inductively, that is, they create solution and then seek out the problems that solution might solve; most companies think deductively, that is, defining a problem and then investigating different solutions. - Author: Joey Reiman
Creativity quotes by Joey Reiman
#75. I know that without treatment I would not have never been able to harness my creativity in such a successful way. - Author: Patty Duke
Creativity quotes by Patty Duke
#76. We have a massive system to regulate creativity. A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms, going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying. - Author: Lawrence Lessig
Creativity quotes by Lawrence Lessig
#77. People who know how to creatively break the rules also know why the rules were there in the first place. - Author: Richard Rohr
Creativity quotes by Richard Rohr
#78. The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives. - Author: Louise Hay
Creativity quotes by Louise Hay
#79. For the entirety of my young and skittish life, I had fixated upon my fear as if it were the most interesting thing about me, when actually it was the most mundane. In fact, my fear was probably the only 100 percent mundane thing about me. I had creativity within me that was original; I had a personality within me that was original; I had dreams and perspectives and aspirations within me that were original. But my fear was not original in the least. My fear wasn't some kind of rare artisanal object; it was just a mass-produced item, available on the shelves of any generic box store. And that's the thing I wanted to build my entire identity around? The most boring instinct I possessed? The panic reflex of my dumbest inner tadpole? No. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Creativity quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#80. All things are created twice; first mentally; then physically. The key to creativity is to begin with the end in mind, with a vision and a blue print of the desired result. - Author: Stephen Covey
Creativity quotes by Stephen Covey
#81. You came here because we do this better than you and part of that is letting our creatives be unproductive until they are. - Author: Don Draper
Creativity quotes by Don Draper
#82. If you don't learn to travel comfortably alongside your fear, then you'll never be able to go anywhere interesting or do anything interesting. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Creativity quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#83. Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos. - Author: Mary Shelley
Creativity quotes by Mary Shelley
#84. Creativity isn't necessarily a paint-by-numbers process, more as a "connect-the-dots" adventure. - Author: Pearl Zhu
Creativity quotes by Pearl Zhu
#85. Creativity is a fact of your spiritual body - Author: Julia Cameron
Creativity quotes by Julia Cameron
#86. Art turned out to be an extremely happy accident. - Author: Efrat Cybulkiewicz
Creativity quotes by Efrat Cybulkiewicz
#87. Learn to be more meditative, and let your creativity be secondary to your meditativeness. Then you will have a totally different state of being - that of ecstasy; and out of ecstasy, whatever is created has also some flavor of it. - Author: Rajneesh
Creativity quotes by Rajneesh
#88. Comparison is the enemy to creativity. - Author: E'yen A. Gardner
Creativity quotes by E'yen A. Gardner
#89. Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity - Author: T. S. Eliot
Creativity quotes by T. S. Eliot
#90. Our differences will also show up from time to time, underscoring the uniqueness of our personal endowments, the variety of our experiences, and the creativity of our sovereign God. - Author: J. Grant Howard
Creativity quotes by J. Grant Howard
#91. Entrepreneurs bring to business ... creativity. - Author: Wayne Rogers
Creativity quotes by Wayne Rogers
#92. The best ideas will eat at you for days, maybe even weeks, until something, some incident, some impulse, triggers you to finally express them. - Author: Criss Jami
Creativity quotes by Criss Jami
#93. The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it. - Author: Carl Rogers
Creativity quotes by Carl Rogers
#94. God had no purpose in creating the world. He was just having fun. - Author: Marty Rubin
Creativity quotes by Marty Rubin
#95. There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. - Author: Henri Bergson
Creativity quotes by Henri Bergson
#96. I love any and all situations where you celebrate creativity. - Author: Brad Paisley
Creativity quotes by Brad Paisley
#97. To tell you the truth, though, I still haven't made up my mind whether I shall publish at all. Tastes differ so widely, and some people are so humourless, so uncharitable, and so absurdly wrong-headed, that one would probably do far better to relax and enjoy life than worry oneself to death trying to instruct or entertain a public which will only despise one's efforts, or at least feel no gratitude for them. - Author: Thomas More
Creativity quotes by Thomas More
#98. It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. - Author: Vida Dutton Scudder
Creativity quotes by Vida Dutton Scudder
#99. Creativity is any act, idea, or product that changes an existing domain, or that transforms an existing domain into a new one What counts is whether the novelty he or she produces is accepted for inclusion in the domain. - Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Creativity quotes by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
#100. Practical utility, however, is not the ultimate purpose of a liberal arts education. Its ultimate purpose is to help you learn to reflect in the widest and deepest sense, beyond the requirements of work and career: for the sake of citizenship, for the sake of living well with others, above all, for the sake of building a self that is strong and creative and free. - Author: William Deresiewicz
Creativity quotes by William Deresiewicz
#101. Their [artists'] essential effort is to catapult themselves wholly, without holding back one bit, into a course of action without having any idea where they will end up. They are like riders who gallop into the night, eagerly leaning on their horse's neck, peering into a blinding rain. And they have to do it over and over again. - Author: Anne Truitt
Creativity quotes by Anne Truitt
#102. Creativity starts with a little touch of insanity and culminates with the highest trust on its beauty, but throughout it maintains the hands of originality,humanity and ALMIGHTY. - Author: Anuj
Creativity quotes by Anuj
#103. Today I believe that man cannot escape his destiny to create whatever it is we make - jazz, a wooden spoon, or graffiti on the wall. All of these are expressions of man's creativity, proof that man has not yet been destroyed by technology. But are we making things for the people of our epoch or repeating what has been done before? And finally, is the question itself important? We must ask ourselves that. The most important thing is always to doubt the importance of the question. - Author: Orson Welles
Creativity quotes by Orson Welles
#104. Creativity should be integral to everything that we do. Creativity should also be intrinsic to our personality, if excellence is what we seek. - Author: Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Creativity quotes by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
#105. Who cares for Algebra?
Who delights in solving math?
I only want to live my life
Along the creative path. - Author: Jennifer Niven
Creativity quotes by Jennifer Niven
#106. When you create you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that? - Author: Robin Williams
Creativity quotes by Robin Williams
#107. Everything you wish to "create" is already there, waiting for you. - Author: Bryant McGill
Creativity quotes by Bryant McGill
#108. Every individual who is not creative has a negative, narrow, exclusive taste and succeeds in depriving creative being of its energy and life. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Creativity quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#109. During my 20's and 30's at some point I started to think, "I have to give it up and I have to grow up." But the truth is that I can never give it up and that's another thing that I always tell people, especially young people: don't even bother thinking that you're going to give up whatever your art or your creative thing is. It's always there for you. - Author: Alice Bag
Creativity quotes by Alice Bag
#110. I've always really been interested in the Pygmalion myth and both what it has to say about creativity and what it has to say about relationships between men and women. - Author: Zoe Kazan
Creativity quotes by Zoe Kazan
#111. No I or individual is better than the team. I've scored no goals just on my own. Every goal I've ever scored has been because of someone else on my team, their excellence, their bravery. And I'm kind of the end product of a collection of a really good vibe, and feeling, and creativity on the field. - Author: Abby Wambach
Creativity quotes by Abby Wambach
#112. Our society's almost doctrinal emphasis upon deductive reasoning, convergent thinking and selective retention perversely excludes divergent thinking, approximation and, importantly, guessing. If we are truly to understand the adolescent mind and develop effective ways to minimize the effects of risk-taking behaviour, we really need to understand these processes and engage with them. There is no logic involved with drug-taking and gambling. Adults can learn, too; understanding these mechanisms will also allow us to encourage creativity and value the spontaneity so characteristic of the adolescent mind. - Author: Tony Little
Creativity quotes by Tony Little
#113. If an artist wants to use his mind for creative work, cutting oneself off from society is a necessary thing - Author: Glenn Gould
Creativity quotes by Glenn Gould
#114. My parents always pushed creativity on us, but they made it seem like the fun thing to do. - Author: Gwen Stefani
Creativity quotes by Gwen Stefani
#115. It is clear, then, that the desire for certainty shapes our spaces of possibility, our perceptions, and our lives both personally and professionally. Usually, this need saves us. But it also sabotages us. This produces an ongoing tension between what we might think of as our conscious selves and our automatic selves. To overcome our inborn reflex that pushes us to seek certainty (sometimes at any cost), we must lead with our conscious selves and tell ourselves a new story, one that with insistent practice will change our future past and even our physiological responses. We must create internal and external ecologies that… celebrate doubt!
This means the biggest obstacle to deviation and seeing differently isn't actually our environment as such, or our" intelligence, or even - ironically - the challenge of reaching the mythical "aha" moment. Rather, it is the nature of human perception itself, and in particular the perceived need for knowing. Yet the deep paradox is that the mechanisms of perception are also the process by which we can unlock powerful new perceptions and ways to deviate. Which means that mechanism of generating a perception is the blocker… and the process of creating perception is the enabler of creativity - Author: Beau Lotto
Creativity quotes by Beau Lotto
#116. Be not afraid of being called un-fashionable. - Author: Adolf Loos
Creativity quotes by Adolf Loos
#117. This is my experience of Oprah Winfrey - she makes decisions as frequently as she can to contribute with consciousness, with awareness, with love. I know - this is the source of her joy, her vitality, her unending creativity and her connection to people. - Author: Gary Zukav
Creativity quotes by Gary Zukav
#118. It's my opinion that only in times of utter depression or lofty peace is it appropriate to be creative. - Author: Nicholas Trandahl
Creativity quotes by Nicholas Trandahl
#119. One with true creativity can erase their one past, and replace it with an infinite number of pasts, creating new possibilities for the future. - Author: Lionel Suggs
Creativity quotes by Lionel Suggs
#120. Transcendental meditation is an ancient mental technique that allows any human being to dive within, transcend and experience the source of everything. It's such a blessing for the human being because that eternal field is a field of unbounded intelligence, creativity, happiness, love, energy and peace. - Author: David Lynch
Creativity quotes by David Lynch
#121. Creativity runs across many categories in life, from the arts-and-crafts project a mum or dad does with their kids, to the bestselling author's manuscript, to the designs of the hairdresser, to the creations of the computer programming genius. - Author: Tabatha Coffey
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#122. I'm very critical of political parties. I don't think they're needed in the world as it is now. They impede the development of individuals, they encroach on creativity and they impose absurd structures of discipline. - Author: Manuela Carmena
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#123. A large majority of our respondents were inspired by a tension in their domain that became obvious when looked at from the perspective of another domain. Even though they do not think of themselves as interdisciplinary, their best work bridges realms of ideas. Their histories tend to cast doubt on the wisdom of overspecialization, where bright young people are trained to become exclusive experts in one field and shun breadth like the plague. - Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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#124. When we are self-conscious, we cannot be wholly aware; we must throw ourselves out first. This throwing ourselves away is the act of creativity. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#125. Sometimes creativity just means the daily work of helping others to see a problem in a different way. - Author: Joseph Badaracco
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#126. Without opposition, there could be no creation. All life would cease without resistance. Emotions also have their polar opposites: attraction – repulsion, love – hate, aggression – meekness, and mercy – callousness. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
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#127. I love the needle poke, the red pop/
and when an arc of red drops,/
quivering and shaped like wings/
beg me to lick them off,/
quickly savoring your shoulder/
newly marked with a nearly invisible/
but indelible butterfly - Author: Rachel Dacus
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#128. Explore the power of a beautiful wonder. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#129. Every child should be taught how to read, write and think. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#130. Appreciation and recognition are qualities that most leaders forget, but desperately need, to build a positive, passionate and engaged workplace. - Author: Tony Dovale
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#131. Every invention comes through anxiousness. - Author: Rakesh Wadhwani
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#132. the person with the ability, knowledge, or creativity to solve problems will see more opportunities than ever. - Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
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#133. Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you're doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun. And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity. - Author: Guy Laliberte
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#134. I think that the great part of creativity is overcoming fear. Fear is a given. When you sit down and have to begin something, don't be afraid to be filled with fear, because it goes with the turf. - Author: Jerry Goldsmith
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#135. In creativity, as in running, you have to start where you are. - Author: Julia Cameron
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#136. Creativity is the new literacy - Author: Chase Jarvis
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#137. A mistake is the most beautiful thing in the world.
It is the only way you can get to some place you've
never been before. I try to make as many as I can.
Making a mistake is the only way that you can
grow. - Author: E.W. Wainwright
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#138. You cannot teach creativity - how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be. Mario Vargas Llosa - Author: Mario Vargas-Llosa
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#139. Breaking rules is indeed an important part of creativity. Innovation needs a level of guidance. - Author: Pearl Zhu
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#140. Most organisations say they want creativity, but really they do not. - Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer
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#141. Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred. What we make matters enormously, and it doesn't matter at all. We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits. We are terrified, and we are brave. Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege. Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us. Make space for all these paradoxes to be equally true inside your soul, and I promise - you can make anything. So please calm down now and get back to work, okay? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#142. Be always adventurous in the creating and sharing of your art in any form. Take risks and do not settle for playing safe. If you hesitate you are restraining your creativity. Some will appreciate your creative work and others will not. Just be free in expressing the creative you! - Author: Alison Blackmore
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#143. Knowing what you want to do and then what you have to do to make it happen is one big difference between adult creativity and child's play. - Author: Rob Bevan
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#144. It's almost as if creativity is dead. The visual power of advertising was everywhere - now it's basically gone. - Author: George Lois
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#145. All work and no play doesn't just make Jill and Jack dull, it kills the potential of discovery, mastery, and openness to change and flexibility and it hinders innovation and invention. - Author: Joline Godfrey
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#146. The world is a dangerous place for little girls. Besides, little girls are more fragile, more delicate, more brittle than little boys. 'Watch out, be careful, watch.' 'Don't climb trees, don't dirty your dress, don't accept lifts from strange men. Listen but don't learn, you won't need it.' And so the snail's antennae grow, watching for this, looking for that, the underneath of things. The threat. And so she wastes so much of her energy, seeking to break those circuits, to push up the millions of tiny thumbs that have tried to quelch energy and creativity and strength and self-confidence; that have so effectively caused her to build fences against possibility, daring; that have so effectively kept her imprisoned inside her notions of self-worthlessness. And - Author: Robyn Davidson
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#147. When creativity is the goal, schools must have their own platforms to network and innovate. - Author: Andy Hargreaves
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#148. For if u have positive attitude n creativeness u will always see a graveyard as a beautiful garden ... - Author: Sana
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#149. And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. - Author: Alice Walker
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#150. It is a burden ... (M)ake no mistake about that. Any great gift or power or talent is a burden and this more than any, and you will long to be free of it. But there is nothing to be done. If you were born with the gift, then you must serve it, and nothing in this world or out of it may stand in the way of that service, because that is why you were born and that is the Law."
- Susan Cooper ("Merriman" The Dark is Rising) - Author: Susan Cooper
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#151. You cannot "disrupt" without incremental innovation being part of the process. - Author: Pearl Zhu
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#152. In the act of creativity, the artist lets go the self-control which he normally clings to and is open to riding the wind. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#153. We all have at least two sides. The world we live in is a world of opposites. And the trick is to reconcile those opposing things. I've always liked both sides. In order to appreciate one you have to know the other. The more darkness you can gather up, the more light you can see too. - Author: David Lynch
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#154. Measure your life not by its longevity but by the differences you have made with your creativity and beauty. - Author: Debasish Mridha
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#155. What if some games, and the more general concept of 'play,' not only provide outlets for entertainment but also function as means for creative expression, as instruments for conceptual thinking, or as tools to help examine or work through social issues. - Author: Mary Flanagan
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#156. Visual tonics such as 'timed creativity' need to be introduced to refresh and refurbish the muse. - Author: Robert Genn
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#157. I had creativity within me that was original; I had a personality within me that was original; I had dreams and perspectives and aspirations within me that were original. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Creativity quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#158. Let them howl. Let the wolves pant. You have evolved. You were not fashioned to run in a pack, or to be defined by the opinions of those who wish to limit your creativity. Let them howl. Let the wolves pant. - Author: Alfa Holden
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#159. I'm doing the absolute opposite of giving myself away. As far as I'm concerned, I'll be completely visible. If the painting sells, I'll be in Paris, hanging on a wall. If anything, I'm being selfish. It's perfect; all the freedom of creation, with none of the fuss. - Author: Jessie Burton
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#160. People put on their earphones, they lay out their phones, they put - open up their computers, and they convince themselves that they're most productive when they're focused on their e-mail, when, really, they're ignoring the cafeteria, the watercooler, the meetings with colleagues, the times when really the creativity, collaboration happens. - Author: Judy Woodruff
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#161. I think jazz is actually quite unforgiving in its disdain for nostalgia. It demands creativity and change at its highest level. - Author: Pat Metheny
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#162. I'm great at a deathbed. I've never given tranquillisers or psychiatric medicine. I've given love and fun and creativity and passion and hope, and these things ease suffering. - Author: Patch Adams
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#163. Psychopathy was positively associated with in-house ratings of charisma and presentation style: creativity, good strategic thinking, and excellent communication skills. - Author: Kevin Dutton
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#164. We shouldn't let our envy of distinguished masters of the arts distract us from the wonder of how each of us gets new ideas. Perhaps we hold on to our superstitions about creativity in order to make our own deficiencies seem more excusable. For when we tell ourselves that masterful abilities are simply unexplainable, we're also comforting ourselves by saying that those superheroes come endowed with all the qualities we don't possess. Our failures are therefore no fault of our own, nor are those heroes' virtues to their credit, either. If it isn't learned, it isn't earned.

When we actually meet the heroes whom our culture views as great, we don't find any singular propensities––only combinations of ingredients quite common in themselves. Most of these heroes are intensely motivated, but so are many other people. They're usually very proficient in some field--but in itself we simply call this craftmanship or expertise. They often have enough self-confidence to stand up to the scorn of peers--but in itself, we might just call that stubbornness. They surely think of things in some novel ways, but so does everyone from time to time. And as for what we call "intelligence", my view is that each person who can speak coherently already has the better part of what our heroes have. Then what makes genius appear to stand apart, if we each have most of what it takes?

I suspect that genius needs one thing more: in order to accumulate outstanding qualities, one needs u - Author: Marvin Minsky
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#165. A lot of people who are depressed, I think, are suffering from blocked creativity. - Author: Patrick Califia
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#166. Every creative story is different. And every creative story is the same. There was nothing. Now there is something. It's almost like magic. - Author: Jonah Lehrer
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#167. Inertia is the death of creativity. You have to stay in the groove. When you get out of the groove, you start to dread the work, because you know it's going to suck for a while - it's going to suck until you get back into the flow. - Author: Austin Kleon
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#168. Home is the heart of life Home is where we feel at ease, where we belong, where we can create surroundings that reflect our tastes and pleasures Making a home is a form of creativity open to everyone. - Author: Terence Conran
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#169. Creativity is not a gift, it's a mindset that you practice - Author: Natasha Tsakos
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#170. The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization. - Author: Otto Rank
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#171. A work of fiction should be, for its author, a journey into the unknown, and the prose should convey the difficulties of the journey. - Author: Anthony Burgess
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#172. Whomsoever embraces their creativity along with their individuality, embraces all possibility deep within. - Author: H. L. Balcomb
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#173. Poetic experience is distinct in nature from mystical experience. Because poetry emanates from the free creativity of the spirit,it is from the very start oriented toward expression, and terminates in a word proffered, it wants to speak; whereas mystical because it emanates from the deepest longing of the spirit bent on knowing, tends of itself toward silence and internal fruition. Poetic experience is busy with the created world and the enigmatic and innumerable relations of existents with one another, not with the Principle of Being. - Author: Jacques Maritain
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#174. as an artist, i do not always enjoy the questions, 'what were you thinking when you wrote this. what was the inspiration behind this.' these questions imply that there is always thought involved in creation. for me it is the exact opposite. creativity is the act of experiencing the unconscious in the conscious. sometimes, i want to say, without sarcasm, 'i do not know what my soul was thinking when i wrote that poem, i was too busy listening. - Author: Nayyirah Waheed
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#175. His art springs out of bubbling underground necessity, as if he's somehow dipping himself into the river that gave him life; he's making dream material visible. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#176. Any time there's a major change, whether it's going into a relationship, getting out of a relationship, moving to a new city, a death - that usually provides a catalyst for an explosion of creativity. - Author: Lucinda Williams
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#177. Photography is inherently an analytic discipline. Where a painter starts with a blank canvas and builds a picture, a photographer starts with the messiness of the world and selects a picture. A photographer standing before houses and streets and people and trees and artifacts of a culture imposes an order on the scene - simplifies the jumble by giving it structure. He or she imposes this order by choosing a vantage point, choosing a frame, choosing a moment of exposure, and by selecting a plane of focus. - Author: Stephen Shore
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#178. Consists of knowledge, judgment, creativity, and practical skills as enacted in real life - Author: Anonymous
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#179. Ideas can never be traced to any one source. They are tossed back and forth between people until the decision makers step in and choose what they think is a success formula. - Author: Jack Kirby
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#180. My weakness has always been to prefer the large intention of an unskilful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker. - Author: Thomas Hardy
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#181. At first the creative mind submits to its entry into the symbolic register and gets itself structured like everyone else. Then he balks at a fateful moment which becomes a turning point in the history of his mental growth. From the entry into the imaginary order where he acknowledges his ego and then to the symbolic order where he recognizes his place in the society and finally in his de-symbolization or a refusal to obey the Law that is the rules of the world of symbols, a creative genius is born. - Author: Anuradha Bhattacharyya
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#182. Advocating the mere tolerance of difference between women is the grossest reformism. it is a total denial of the creative function of difference in our lives. Difference must be not merely toleration, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic. Only then does the necessity for interdependency become unthreatening. Only within the interdependency of different strengths, acknowledged and equal, can the power to seek new ways of being in the world generate, as well as the courage and sustenance to act where there are no charters - Author: Audre Lorde
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#183. When you become too predictable you lose your brand's luster. - Author: Bernard Kelvin Clive
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#184. For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death. - Author: Elisabeth Kubler Ross
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#185. I don't have a favorite cooking tool. In the kitchen, I always have my pencil and notebook in my hand. I cook more theoretically than I do practically. My job is creative, and in the kitchen, the biggest part of my creativity is theoretical. The pencil has a symbolic meaning for me. The type of person who carries a pencil around is the type of person who's open to change. Someone who walks around with a pen isn't; he's the opposite. - Author: Ferran Adria
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#186. Everybody's got creativity. You just get more of it [when you meditate]. - Author: David Lynch
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#187. When I was still in One Direction, fans would write stories based on me and the other lads and publish them online, it's crazy to think that we inspired so many different stories and the opportunity for so much creativity from so many people all over the world. - Author: Zayn Malik
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#188. This is what is known as perspective, and it is a swindle. - Author: Kurt Schwitters
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#189. At times all you need is a bottle of fine old wine, a mellifluous piece of music playing in the background and a good book to spend the entire night in a magical bliss! - Author: Avijeet Das
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#190. China failed to maintain its technological lead, and a similar failure throughout Asia to take advantage of the early exposure to that head start transformed precocity into a false dawn. Perversely, Asian improvements and adaptations of current (twentieth- to twenty-first-century) Western-developed technology are taken as further signs of lack of creativity. - Author: Peter A. Lorge
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#191. Rough work with a soul will always be open to all, including condemnation & reviling, while fine work housing emptiness is closed to all insults & is easily ivied over with paid praises - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#192. Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form. - Author: Watts Humphrey
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#193. Writers are not just writers, they are creators of worlds, sculptors of the mind, they are architects of language. - Author: Jamie L. Harding
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#194. Arts without a spiritual relative is like frying buns with water. - Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
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#195. I believe it's a miracle in life when you find people who care about and desire the same things you do, and creativity does that
brings those people together in one place. - Author: Patti Callahan Henry
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#196. Lincoln said that the Patent Office adds the flame of interest to the light of creativity. And that is why we need to improve the effectiveness of our Patent Office. - Author: Jay Inslee
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#197. Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death. - Author: Rollo May
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#198. Without peace, we cannot be creative. - Author: Kamlesh D. Patel
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#199. [Smart] is an elusive concept. There's a certain sharpness, an ability to absorb new facts. To ask an insightful question. To relate to domains that may not seem connected at first. A certain creativity that allows people to be effective. - Author: Bill Gates
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#200. If you want to be creative, go where your questions lead you. - Author: Louis L'Amour
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