Creativity quotes and quotations
Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
Eveyone is a genius at least once a year. A real genius has his original ideas closer together.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
It is the tension between creativity and skepticism that has produced the stunning and unexpected findings of science.
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
A. A. Milne
Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem.
You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.
All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
Rita Mae Brown
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
Edward de Bono
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Life is "trying things to see if they work."
The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas.
The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity.
Margaret J. Wheatley
When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.