Top 10 Quotes about Creativity

“Keep moving, learn new skills. Enjoy yourself.” — Neil Gaiman

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” — Rita Mae Brown

“And they were all, when their souls grew warm, poets.” — Ray Bradbury

“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” — Miles Davis

“I learned that you should feel, when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountaintop, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten—happy, absorbed, and quietly putting one bead on after another.” — Brenda Euland

“You begin with the possibilities of the material.” — Robert Rauschenberg

“I think one’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes.” — Andrew Wyeth

“In the course of writing a poem, if you’re lucky, you’ll be thrown off-course and end up somewhere you didn’t expect.” — Billy Collins

“We find out about ourselves only when we take risks, when we challenge and question.” — Magadalena Abakanowicz

“Sure, you need enormous amounts of technical expertise to be the best in the world. But to accomplish mindfulness, you just need something you already have: the willingness to quiet down, clear the crap and trust yourself.” — Danny Gregory

What are your favorites?

If you have a favorite quote about creativity, share it with us in the comments!

Image note: Nicki took this photograph of a little girl cutting an eggshell sculpture from Altaire Anderson’s interactive artwork at the 2012 Guilford College senior thesis show. For more info about the thesis show, go here.

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