Creativity Quotes

  • If I decide to be an idiot, then I’ll be an idiot on my own accord.
    Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Be yourself — not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.
    Henry David Thoreau
  • All I can be is me — whoever that is.
    Bob Dylan
  • You are not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor should you feel the world must live up to yours.
    F. Perl
  • If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced
    Vincent Van Gogh
  • I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself
    Rita Mae Brown
  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
    Oscar Wilde
  • Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with a box
    Twyla Tharp
  • If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.
    Joseph Campbell
  • If you can’t beat them, join them. If you can’t join them, it’s probably because you just tried to beat them.
    Unknown
  • The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
    Alice Walker
  • Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
    Robert Frost
  • The thing about creativity is, people are going to laugh at it. Get over it.
    Twyla Tharp
  • To copy the truth can be a good thing, but to invent the truth is better, much better.
    Giuseppe Verdi
  • Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
    Anne Sexton
  • Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • You don’t make art, you find it
    Pablo Picasso
  • Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
    Pablo Picasso
  • When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.
    Jackson Pollock

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