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Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Life

The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.
Pablo Picasso

Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Albert Einstein

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
William Plomer

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.
Albert Einstein

The creative adult is the child who survived.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.
Dorothy Parker

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.
Albert Einstein

Creativity is not a talent, it's a mindset.

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Art

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas

Creativity takes courage.
Henri Matisse

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso

The purpose of art is to make the invisible visible.
Paul Klee

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Twyla Tharp

Art is the highest form of hope.
Gerhard Richter

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Leo Tolstoy

Art is the proper task of life.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is the language of the soul.
Martha Graham

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Success

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Albert Schweitzer

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
Eric Hoffer

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.
Roy T. Bennett

The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.
John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Steve Jobs

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Motivation

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Maya Angelou

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Pablo Picasso

Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.
Twyla Tharp

The most important thing is to be motivated, and to never give up. Never give up, never give up.
Daphne du Maurier

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.
Jordan Belfort

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Passion

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
Oprah Winfrey

Passion is the genesis of genius.
Tony Robbins

Passion is the driving force behind success and happiness that allows us all to live better lives.

Passion is the fuel that drives the engine of creativity.

Passion is the key to success. If you love what you're doing, you will be successful.
Albert Schweitzer

Passion is the bridge that takes you from pain to change.
Frida Kahlo

Passion is the difference between having a job and having a career.

Passion is the fire that drives us to express who we really are.

Passion is the spark that ignites the flame of creativity.

Passion is what gives meaning to our lives. It's what allows us to achieve success beyond our wildest dreams.
Anthony Robbins

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Originality

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
Stephen Nachmanovitch

Originality is the best form of rebellion.
Mike Sasso

The most original thing a writer can do is write like himself. It is also his most difficult task.
Robertson Davies

Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
Nnamdi Azikiwe

Originality is the art of concealing your sources.
Benjamin Franklin

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Perseverance

The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas Edison

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Newt Gingrich

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas Edison

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.
Steve Jobs

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Julie Andrews

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.
Will Rogers

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Self-Expression

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.
Ray Bradbury

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
Carl Jung

I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
Stephen Covey

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
Eden Ahbez

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Learning

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
B.B. King

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Dr. Seuss

The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.
Brian Herbert

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Abigail Adams

The greatest enemy of learning is knowing.
John Maxwell

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
B.B. King

The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.
Albert Einstein

The best way to predict your future is to create it.
Abraham Lincoln

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Innovation

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Steve Jobs

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
Theodore Levitt

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship...the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.
Peter Drucker

Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat.

Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and embrace change.
Richard Branson

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.
Michael Porter

Innovation is the calling card of the future.
Anna Eshoo

Innovation is the key to success in this new age.
Adele Peters

Innovation is the only way to win.
Steve Jobs

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Imagination

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Albert Einstein

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

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Lewis Carroll

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

Imagination is the power of the mind over the possibilities of things.
William Stevens

Imagination is the eye of the soul.
Joseph Joubert

Imagination is the air of mind.
Philip James Bailey

Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.
Patricia A. McKillip

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Courage

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'
Mary Anne Radmacher

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
E.E. Cummings

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Coco Chanel

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Change

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Barack Obama

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
Albert Einstein

If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!
T. Harv Eker

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts

Change is the end result of all true learning.
Leo Buscaglia

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
William James

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.
John C. Maxwell

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
Kakuzo Okakura

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Risk-Taking

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

The greatest risk in life is not taking one.

If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission.

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Mark Zuckerberg

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

If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The most dangerous risk of all - the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.
Leo F. Buscaglia

Creativity And Inspiration Quotes About Collaboration

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Helen Keller

Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other's fund of collective intelligence.
Mike Schmoker

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
James Cash Penney

Collaboration is the new innovation.
John Abele

None of us is as smart as all of us.
Ken Blanchard

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Henry Ford

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
Phil Jackson

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
Steve Jobs

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.
Henry Ford

Collaboration is the key to creativity and innovation.
Emily Chang

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