Life Under Change

Quotes that inspire, challenge and comfort us.

Quotes on Creativity

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.”
Albert Einstein


“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
Henry Thomas Buckle


“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking”
Albert Einstein


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


“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”
Oscar Wilde


“When you make music or write or create, it's really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you're writing about at the time. ”
Lady Gaga


“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
Martha Graham


“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
― Maya Angelou

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
Friedrich Nietzsche


“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.”
Steve Jobs


“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-Exupery


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


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


“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. 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


“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.”
Mary Shelly


“The road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there.”
Ernest Becker

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