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. Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun Mary 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 […]

Quotes from Dystopian Fiction to Inspire You

Some people say that dystopian fiction arouses our fears of dire “if this goes on” futures. Many think dystopian fiction is too dark to read, too depressing. Perhaps. And yet, most of us don’t read to depress ourselves. When you look closely, you can also find hope and words to inspire you. There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 We Have a Chance Did you ever feel, as though you had something inside you that was only waiting for you to give it a chance to come out? Some sort of extra power that you aren’t using – you know, like all the water that goes down the falls instead of through the turbines? Aldous Huxley, Brave New World We Birth Our Future Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future. David Mitchell,Cloud Atlas We Have a Choice The most important thing you can ever know, is that whatever your purpose is, that’s not your only choice. […]

Let’s Celebrate International Literacy Day

It is September 8th. Let’s celebrate International Literacy Day. Perhaps you wonder why we should have an international literacy day. Why? Because even though you can read this, there are more than 7 million people in the world who cannot read. Think of it, 16% of the world’s population cannot read or write. And most of the illiterate are women. Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. Vera Nazarian Why International Literacy Day? The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) created International Literacy Day in 2000. UNESCO stresses “the most powerful accelerator of sustainable development” is the ability to read and write.  Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed. UNESCO “UNESCO’s founding vision was born in response to a world war that was marked by racist and anti-Semitic violence. Seventy years on and many liberation struggles later, UNESCO’s mandate is as relevant as ever. Cultural diversity is under attack and new forms of intolerance, rejection of scientific facts and threats to freedom of expression challenge peace and […]