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Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Creativity is intelligence having fun.


It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

The height of originality is skill in concealing origins.

You see things, and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were, and I say "Why not?"

George Bernard Shaw

Man is immortal; therefore he must die endlessly. For life is a creative idea; it can only find itself in changing forms.

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.

Benjamin Franklin

Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

The society based on production is only productive, not creative.

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Everybody has a creative potential, and from the moment you can express this creative potential you can start changing the world.

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.

Marcel Proust

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story, rife with character and plot.

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.

Carl Jung

In Art man reveals himself and not his objects.

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.

I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.

What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I've only ever had one.

All creative people want to do the unexpected.

Hedy Lamarr

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

Reading after a certain age diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.

You can't fake creativity, competence or sexual arousal.

The only real valuable thing is intuition.

Sculpture is made with two instruments and some supports and pretty air.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism, or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.

So the universe is constantly moving in the direction of higher evolutionary impulses, creativity, abstraction and meaning.

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

Carl Jung

It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.

Friedrich Schiller

Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.

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.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself it is a child of solitude.

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.

I believe everything creative is somewhat collaborative.

It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.

Denis Waitley

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.

Erich Fromm

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory and in creative action that man finds his supreme joys.

Reason is a harmonising controlling force rather than a creative one.

We must use time creatively.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.

Ansel Adams

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!

We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions, rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things we can accomplish those goals.

Stephen Covey

You learned people and artists have, no doubt, all sorts of superior things in your heads; but you're human beings like the rest of us, and we, too, have our dreams and fancies.

Herman Hesse

The idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.

The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter, because some new idea has hit me.

Ray Bradbury

Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.

Herman Hesse

Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable.

For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.

True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Mature workers are less impulsive, less reactive, more creative and more centered.

Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Helen Keller

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology, but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight, and focused attention.

Then when I'm in these relationships with people who are also creative or creative in their own way what happens is the attraction is initially there and it's all unicorns and rainbows. And then they hate me.

I could write six songs in one day with everything that's going on.

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

The way of the Creative works through change and transformation so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.

Alexander Pope

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. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.

Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

There is creative reading as well as creative writing.

The creative act is not performed by the artist alone, the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.

Marcus Aurelius

We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from... Therefore, there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

I start drawing and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.

I'm a bit of a night owl because that's when I feel the most creative and alive.

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.

The good old days when each idea had an owner are gone forever.

I'm not artistic nor am I all that creative.

The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.

Albert Einstein

When I sit down to write a song it's a kind of improvisation, but I formalize it a bit to get it into the studio, and when I step up to a microphone I have a vague idea of what I'm about to do.