24 Inspirational Quotes to Spark Your Creativity

Creativity has so many layers and varieties, it is incredibly sad when someone denies being creative. Many times, those “noncreative” people believe that to be creative, one must make art. Sometimes it’s the creative who label themselves as imposters or say they are no-longer-creative. For those who struggle, here are 24 inspirational quotes to spark your creativity.

On one half of a gray background is the silhouette of man's head with colorful sparks in his brain area. And the words Spark Your Imagination.

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun

Mary Lou Cook


You do not need anybody’s permission to live a creative life.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.

Alan Alda

Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness, and entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative.

Ted Allen
Photograph of a toddler using big crayons to scribble on a piece of paper. He's unconcerned with whtat he's making  and is just creating.

Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.

Pablo Picasso

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.

John Updike

At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions.

Queen Elizabeth

Your life is your canvas, and you are the masterpiece. There are a million ways to be kind, amazing, fabulous, creative, bold, and interesting.



Ideas come from everything.

Alfred Hitchcock

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Steve Jobs

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams

Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.

Austin Kleon

It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.

Jean-Luc Godard

Inspiration comes during work, not before it.

Madeline L’Engle


Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Dr. Seuss

Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.

Edward de Bono

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only unique contribution that we will ever make in this world will be born of our creativity.

Brené Brown

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

E. E. Cummings

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Dr. Seuss

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.

Neil Gaiman

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

Victor Pinchuk

Final Words to Spark Your Creativity

Still struggling to get that spark? Read 13 Ways to Be Creative When You Feel Unimaginative.

Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.

Andy Warhol

If these 24 Inspirational Quotes to Spark Your Creativity don’t inspire try using the quotes as an exercise. Write a quote at the top of a page (actual or digital) then take fifteen minutes and jot down what that quote makes you think about. Oh, the thinks you can think up… Did you try? Add your favorite inspiring creativity quote in the comments. Or tell us a little about what you’re creating.


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