I love reading quotes from other people.  They usually inspire at the right time.  And I like to use them on my Vision Boards as well. I love these 19 quotes about creativity. They define what it is, what can kill it, and why it’s important.

What is Creativity?

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Frank Capra

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

Scott Adams

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

Maya Angelou

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at.  This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.

Edward de Bono

Creativity takes courage.

Henri Matisse

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

Edward de Bono

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

Edwin Land

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

William Plomer

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm

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

Twyla Tharp

There is no innovation and creativity without failure.  Period.

Brene Brown

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.

Gail Sheehey

What Kills Creativity

The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.

Pablo Picasso

Rule of art:  Can’t kills creativity!

Camille Paglia

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Sylvia Plath

Why Creativity

Creativity – like human life itself –  begins in darkness.

Julia Cameron

Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go–purge yourself, if you are unhappy with anything….whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it.  Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.

Tina Turner

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.

Yo-Yo Ma

I can always be distracted by love, but eventually, I get horny for my creativity.

Gilda Radner

I hope you enjoyed the quotes and if I didn’t include one of your favorite creativity quotes, please let me know what it is.