means little more than the faculty of perceiving
in an unhabitual way.
-- William James
truly creative person rids him or herself of all
-- Gerald G. Jampolsky
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 (1875 - 1961)
if you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps
you create yourself."
-- Carl Gustav Jung quotes (Swiss psychiatrist,1
is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope.
You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone
else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits
and pieces into an enticing new possibility."
-- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
The Greeks understood that mind and body must
develop in harmounious proportions to produce
a creative intelligence. --
fitness is not only one of the most important
keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic
and creative intellectual activity.
Somehow we must transform the dynamics of the
world power struggle from the negative nuclear
arms race which no one can win to a positive
contest to harness man's creative genius for
the purpose of making peace and prosperity a
reality for all of the nations of the world.
must use time creatively, in the knowledge that
the time is always ripe to do right." -- Martin
Luther King Jr
must use time creatively — and forever realize
that the time is always to hope to do great
-- Martin Luther
as has been said, consists largely of rearranging
what we know in order to find out what we do not know.
Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look
afresh at what we normally take for granted.
-- George Kneller
activity could be described as a type of learning
process where teacher and pupil are located in the
-- Arthur Koestler
more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems
-- Arthur Koestler
essential part of creativity is not being afraid
-- Edwin H. Land
is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
-- Edwin H. Land
creative adult is the child who has survived."
-- Ursula K. le Guin
is above all by the imagination that we achieve
perception and compassion and hope.
-- Ursula K. Le Guin
is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new
all think alike, then no one is thinking.
-- Walter Lippman
opinions are always suspected, and usually
opposed, without anyother reason but because
they are not already common.
-- John Locke
freedom is creative, proactive, and will take
me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom
is predicated on reacting to my past.
can solve almost any problem. The creative act,
the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
-- George Lois
is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents,
the creativity you bring to your life and the lives
of people you love. When you learn to tap this source,
you will truly have defeated age."
-- Sophia Loren quotes (Italian film Actress, b.1934)
is not the finding of a thing, but the making something
out of it after it is found.
-- James Russell Lowell
has always been transnational;
-- Yo-Yo Ma
will finds a way.
-- Orison Swett Marden
-- Henri Matisse
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.
-- Rollo May
need artists to help us come together and share
our voices and build community around powerful
issues concerning our roles in the world and
our planet’s survival. Compassion must be translated
-- Natasha Mayers
world leaders in innovation and creativity will
also be world leaders in everything else.
-- Harold R. McAlindon
always felt that music finds its natural place
within people and should not be restricted to
a specific physical place. It is vital that today's
musicians become proactive in advocating for music
and the arts."
the simple complicated is commonplace; making the
complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."
share things with people and I think information,
and art, and ideas should be shared.
-- Michael Moore
most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
-- Stephen Nachmanovitch
is a natural extension of our enthusiasm"
-- Earl Nightingale (US motivational writer, 1921-1989)
you fall in love with an idea, you won't see the
merits of alternative approaches—and will probably
miss an opportunity or two. One of life's great
pleasures is letting go of a previously cherished
idea. Then you're free to look for new ones. What
part of your idea are you in love with? What would
happen if you kissed it goodbye?
-- Roger von Oech
best way to have a good idea is to have lots of
-- Linus Pauling
live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being
-- Joseph Chilton Pearce
principle goal of education is to create men who
are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating
what other generations have done - men who are creative,
inventive and discoverers"
-- Jean Piaget (Swiss Psychologist and pioneer in
the study of child intelligence, 1896-1980)
is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected."
-- William Plomer
represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited
energy of the child with its apparent opposite and
enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined
-- Norman Podhoretz
will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your
-- Antonio Porchia
word for creativity is courage"
-- George Prince
is not just to show life as it is, but to show
life as it should be. "
-- Paul Robeson
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money;
it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill
of creative effort.
is the tension between creativity and skepticism
that has produced the stunning and unexpected
findings of science.
will often carry us to worlds that never were.
But without it we go nowhere." Carl Sagan
-- Carl Sagan
is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father
is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife"
-- Jonathan Schattke
is the beginning of creation. You imagine what
you desire, you will what you imagine and at
last you create what you will."
-- George Bernard
can be described as letting go of certainties"
-- Gail Sheehy
arts can open the door to the imagination, pushing
the envelope of how peace can be created. It takes
courage to take this kind of risk, and courage is
what we all need to create a better world."
-- Wanye Shorter
creative spirit is one of the most powerful
driving forces in human history. Creativity
in the arts can inspire new insights and understanding
for generations. Inventive creativity has helped
transform our society time and time again, helping
to make life better for countless lives. Creativity
helps bring meaning to one's life through unique
self-expression. When focused on uplifting humanity,
creativity can help to create a more peaceful,
just and sustainable world. How will you use
your creativity to help create a better world?
-- Robert Alan
pursuit of happiness is a guarantee that the laws
are meant to be fair and provide an equal playing
field for all members of society, so that through
hard work and creative enterprise, all law-abiding
citizens are free to strive to attain the wants and
desires they believe will bring them happiness.
Robert Alan Silverstein
life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled
by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important
-- Saul Steinberg
think of myself as a comedian who has the pleasure
of writing jokes about things that I actually
-- Jon Stewart
world is but a canvas to the imagination.
-- Henry David
is the marriage of the soul with Nature that
makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth
-- Henry David
creativity is a whirlpool of imagination that swirls
in the depths of the mind.
-- Robert Toth
you've got to let everything go - purge yourself.
If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is
bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find
that when you're free, your true creativity, your
true self comes out."
-- Tina Turner
activity becomes creative when the doer cares about
doing it right, or doing it better.
-- John Updike
others is a potent source of the creative energy
we need to meet the challenges of our world."
-- Nina Utne
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.
-- Alice Walker
are those who create anything at all, for they
shall relive the thrill of their own conception
and realize a partnership in the creation of
the Universe that keeps them responsible and
you gotta create what you want to be a part of."
-- Geri Weitzman
things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations,
disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources
-- Margaret J.
is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
-- Oscar Wilde
imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that
-- Oscar Wilde
you create you get a little endorphin rush. Why
do you think Einstein looked like that?
we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without
soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process
shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with
the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth
-- Marion Woodman