Art Quotes

10 Quotes About Creativity

Playground swans made from old tires; Bayan-Ulgii, western Mongolia 2015

Playground swans made from old tires; Bayan-Ulgii, western Mongolia 2015

“Creativity takes courage. ”
Henri Matisse

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
Erich Fromm

“For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity or perception to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.”
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Parliament of Birds

Playground tricycle made from old tires; Bayan-Ulgii, western Mongolia, 2015

Playground tricycle made from old tires; Bayan-Ulgii, western Mongolia, 2015

“But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint of clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career.”
Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.”
Rollo May

“Creative activity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.”
Arthur Koestler, Drinkers of Infinity: Essays 1955-1967

Playground metal pipe snakes; Bayan-Ulgii, western Mongolia 2015

Playground metal pipe snakes; Bayan-Ulgii, western Mongolia 2015

 

 

 

 

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