Creativity

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. Salvador Dali

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing. Salvador Dali

This is very important because I work constantly in the moment of sleep. All of my best ideas come through my dreams. Salvador Dali

Everything alters me, but nothing changes me. Salvador Dali

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. Salvador Dali

Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams. Salvador Dali

So little of what could happen does happen. Salvador Dali

I am not strange. I am just not normal. Salvador Dali

I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. Oscar Wilde

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. Oscar Wilde

Who, being loved, is poor? Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde 

Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way. William James

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. William James

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James

Every artist was first an amateur. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. William Shakespeare

Action is eloquence. William Shakespeare

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working. Pablo Picasso

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction. Picasso

Good artists copy, great artists steal. Pablo Picasso

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

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it. Osho

Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny – he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally–you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you. Osho

You have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. Osho

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and trying new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney

The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. Walt Disney

This is who the fuck I am. Lady Gaga

Ignore all hatred and criticism. live for what you create, and die protecting it. Lady Gaga

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. Lady Gaga

When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. Lady Gaga

Even if the world gives up on you, you always have yourself. Lady Gaga

Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses. Lady Gaga

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Dr. Seuss

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

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. Dr. Seuss

Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Steve Jobs

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. Steve Jobs

You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. Steve Jobs

The people who made Mac are sort of on the edge. Steve Jobs

I think the artistry is in having an insight into what one sees around them. Generally putting things together in a way no one else has before and finding a way to express that to other people who don’t have that insight.

Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Albert Einstein

A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. Albert Einstein

The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Albert Einstein

The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working. Albert Einstein

There’s a way to do it better – find it. Thomas A. Edison

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison

There are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. Thomas A. Edison

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison

To have a great idea, have a lot of them. Thomas A. Edison

Google everything. I mean everything. Google your dreams, Google your problems. Don’t ask a question before you Google it. You’ll either find the answer or you’ll come up with a better question. Austin Kleon

Keep your sense of humor, my friend; if you don’t have a sense of humor it just isn’t funny anymore. Wavy Gravy

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny!’. Isaac Asimov

The stone age didn’t end because they ran out of stones.

It’s no accident that AHA and HAHA are spelled almost the same way. Mitch Ditkoff

We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents. Bob Ross

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. John Steinbeck

Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it’s dead. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity. Gilda Radner

I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline. Duke Ellington

Chance favors the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur

Ideas come from everything. Alfred Hitchcock

Creativity increases when you have peace. Aaron Aalto

Cowardice is the most terrible of vices. Mikhail Bulgakov

Everything is interesting. Look closer.

There’s the whole world at your feet. Mary Poppins

Of all lies, art is the least untrue. Gustave Flaubert

Replace fear with curiosity. Steven Spielberg

The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic. G.K. Chesterton

The urge to destroy is also a creative urge. Mikhail Bakunin

You are more creative when you don’t need money. @orangebook_

Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Chuck Close

When all think alike, then no one is thinking. Walter Lippman

Without freedom, there is no creation. Jiddu Krishnamurti

My humor is my creativity, and my skepticism is a gift. J. Tillman

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old. Peter F. Drucker

Imitation is suicide. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every new idea is just a mashup or a remix of one or more previous ideas. Austin Kleon

Creativity is as important as literacy. Ken Robinson

Creativity takes courage. Henri Matisse

To be an artist is to believe in life. Henry Moore

Good art inspires; Good design motivates. Otl Aicher

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

It seems like the world is crumbling out there, but it is actually a really great time in your life to get a little crazy, follow your curiosity and be ambitious about it. Larry Page (Google)

Your brain is a factory, not a warehouse. Thibaut

The less scheduled you are, the more creative you’re going to be. Naval Ravikant

Perfection is no small thing, but it is made up of small things. Michelangelo

The first and most important thing an individual can do is to become an individual again, decontrol himself, train himself as to what is going on and win back as much independent ground for himself as possible. William S. Burroughs