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"Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple." Charles Mingus

"The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person." Frank Barron

"Another word for creativity is courage." George Prince

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." Pablo Picasso

"I get stimulated by creative people, and by meeting talented people. I like putting things together, and seeing how they work." Nicholas Cage

"Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes." Scott Adams

"The wise learn from the experience of others, and the creative know how to make a crumb of experience go a long way." Eric Hoffer

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

"The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin H. Land

"Kids have creativity that we as adults sometimes lose." Catherine Pulsifer

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

"The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn't need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas." Abe Tannenbaum

"With some creativity you can create gift wrap that is unique and different - everyone will know the gift is from you!" Abigail Beal

"Start simple, and then let your creativity soar!" Catherine Pulsifer

"Your creativity holds no bounds. So have fun and try anything, I bet it will come out fabulous." Michelle Gauthier

"There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns." Edward de Bono

"Everything that people create is a projection of what's inside them." Stuart Lichtman

"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun." Pablo Picasso

"The Creator has not given you a longing to do that which you have no ability to do." Orison Swett Marden

"A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations." Gerald G. Jampolsky

"To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition." Albert Einstein

"At times we had to be creative in finding those solutions, but we were determined not to lose the lifestyle we had found!" Byron & Catherine Pulsifer

"Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form." Stephen Nachmanovitch

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." Mary Lou Cook

"A will finds a way." Orison Swett Marden

"Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they're going to make mistakes." Ross Perot

"The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge." Stephen Nachmanovitch

"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity." Bo Bennett

"Concern over criticism clogs creativity." Duane Alan Hahn

"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

"There are no ways in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied." Arnold Glascow

"Life is a field of unlimited possiblilites." Deepak Chopra

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

"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of." Geri Weitzman

"Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted." George Kneller

"Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything." George Lois

"I invent nothing, I rediscover." Auguste Rodin

"I think there are two keys to being creatively productive. One is not being daunted by one's fear of failure. the second is sheer perseverance." Mary-Claire King

"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better."
John Updike

"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." Mae Jemison

"To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted." George Kneller

"Art is the manifestation of the overwhelming human need to express something that transcends the material world." Erik Blumenthal, Peace With Your Partner

"New skills lend sparkle to our lives. Hobbies enrich the soul." Julia Cameron, Transitions


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