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25 Remarkable Quotes on Creativity

Not only is it time for “Zero Based Thinking“, it is time to apply creative thinking for new answers to our strategies and challenges. Here are some remarkable quotes to help stimulate your creative thinking. Enjoy!

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” John Cage

“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 things we fear most in organizations — fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances — are the primary sources of creativity.” Alfred North Whitehead

“Things are only impossible until they’re not.” Jean-Luc Picard

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

“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” Nolan Bushnell

“As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases. It is no longer enough to do the same thing better . . . no longer enough to be efficient and solve problems.” Edward de Bono

“I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them.” Thomas Edison

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

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Albert Einstein

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

“Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.” Edwin Land

“There’s room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you’re trying to be like somebody else, then there isn’t.” Tori Amos

“The key question isn’t ‘What fosters creativity?’ But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create, but why do people not create.” Abraham Maslow

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pierce

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” Nikos Kazantzakis

“Creativity is discontent translated into arts.” Eric Hoffer

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

“Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.” T.S. Eliot

“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” Bill Moyers

“The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization.” Otto Rank

“The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.” Arthur Koestler

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

“If you have nothing at all to create, then perhaps you create yourself.” Carl Jung

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