Thursday, December 8, 2011

10 Quotes About Creativity

Creativity and the act of creation are vital to the advancement of mankind. Without them, the human race would probably not exist. Creativity played a role in people learning how to make everything from fire, weapons and conversation, to the internet, Twitter and blogs like this one! In this post, read ten quotes on the subject to stoke your own creative fire.

"Creativity is a drug I cannot live without." ~ Cecil B. DeMille

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” ~ Mary Lou Cook

“The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person." ~ Frank Barron

"There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns." ~ Edward de Bono 

“The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things-ancient history, nineteenth century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later, or six months, or six years. But he has faith that it will happen.” ~ Carl Ally

"The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists." ~ Charles Dickens

"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves." ~ Carl Jung

"Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday." ~ Ray Kroc

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” ~ Albert Einstein


  1. Carl Alley is so correct. Believe in yourself getting it done and it will happen.