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.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having funMary Lou Cook
WHO CAN BE CREATIVE
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
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.Kerli
WHERE CREATIVITY COMES FROM
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 BE CREATIVE
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.
I’ve been a fan of that picture with the child drawing for a while now. Love how you combined it with these quotes. We always need encouragement!
Thank you for being a loyal reader, Lisa. (Obvious perhaps, I love that picture, too.)