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quote by Yiannis Chryssomallis: Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order. When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts. with background image: low angle photography of drop lights
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Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order. When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts.

--Yanni
quote by Victor Pinchuk: Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. with background image: photo of author Victor Pinchuk with quote

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

--Victor Pinchuk
quote by William Shatner: Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life. with background image: photo of author William Shatner with quote

Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.

--William Shatner
quote by Warren G. Bennis: There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish. with background image: green artificial palm tree on seashore
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There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.

--Warren G. Bennis
quote by Walt Disney: The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

--Walt Disney
quote by Thomas Edison: To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

--Thomas Edison
quote by Thomas Edison: There's a way to do it better -- find it. with background image: circular light bokei wallpaper
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There's a way to do it better -- find it.

--Thomas Edison
quote by Thomas Edison: To have a great idea, have a lot of them. with background image: circular light bokei wallpaper
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To have a great idea, have a lot of them.

--Thomas Edison
quote by T. S. Eliot: Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity. with background image: circular light bokei wallpaper
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Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.

--T. S. Eliot
quote by Sharon Begley: Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. with background image: photo of author Sharon Begley with quote

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

--Sharon Begley
quote by Stella Adler: Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. with background image: close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

--Stella Adler
quote by Steve Wozniak: Creative things have to sell to get acknowledged as such. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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Creative things have to sell to get acknowledged as such.

--Steve Wozniak
quote by Scott Adams: Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. with background image: person holding click pen
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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

--Scott Adams

Longer Version:

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


quote by Rumi: Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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Woman is a ray of God. She is not that earthly beloved: she is creative, not created.

--Rumi
quote by Ray Bradbury: There's no one way to be creative. Any old way will work. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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There's no one way to be creative. Any old way will work.

--Ray Bradbury
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Oscar Wilde: No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

--Oscar Wilde
quote by Paulo Coelho: Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world. with background image: green artificial palm tree on seashore
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Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.

--Paulo Coelho
quote by Paul Gauguin: I shut my eyes in order to see. with background image: white wooden table near brown chair
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I shut my eyes in order to see.

--Paul Gauguin
quote by Pablo Picasso: If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Pablo Picasso: Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. with background image: person holding click pen
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Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.

--Pablo Picasso
quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson: Rational thoughts never drive people's creativity the way emotions do. with background image: close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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Rational thoughts never drive people's creativity the way emotions do.

--Neil deGrasse Tyson
quote by Mason Cooley: Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.

--Mason Cooley
quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

--Martin Luther King Jr.
quote by Martin Luther King Jr. : Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. with background image: green artificial palm tree on seashore
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Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

--Martin Luther King Jr.

Longer Version:

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


quote by Leo Burnett: Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.

--Leo Burnett
quote by Jean Dubuffet: For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. with background image: woman in red knit sweater holding lemon
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For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.

--Jean Dubuffet
quote by Joel Salatin: Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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Outrageous behavior, also known as the lunatic fringe, is the seed bed of innovation and creativity.

--Joel Salatin
quote by Julia Cameron: The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.

--Julia Cameron
quote by John Steinbeck: Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. with background image: woman in red knit sweater holding lemon
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Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.

--John Steinbeck
quote by John Maynard Keynes: The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.

--John Maynard Keynes
quote by John F. Kennedy: A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

--John F. Kennedy
quote by John F. Kennedy: Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. with background image: green artificial palm tree on seashore
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Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

--John F. Kennedy
quote by John Cleese: If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

--John Cleese
quote by Herman Melville: It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. with background image: photo of author Herman Melville with quote

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

--Herman Melville
quote by Henry Ward Beecher: Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

--Henry Ward Beecher
quote by Henri Matisse: Creativity takes courage. with background image: pile of color pencils
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Creativity takes courage.

--Henri Matisse
quote by Hedy Lamarr: All creative people want to do the unexpected. with background image: shallow focus photography of hand with red paint
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All creative people want to do the unexpected.

--Hedy Lamarr
quote by Gerald Jampolsky: A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations. with background image: photo of author Gerald Jampolsky with quote

A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.

--Gerald Jampolsky
quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt: Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. with background image: close-up photography of heart shaped fairy lite on brown sand
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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

--Franklin D. Roosevelt

Longer Version:

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.


quote by Friedrich Nietzsche: One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. with background image: splashy color wallpaper
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One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

--Friedrich Nietzsche
quote by Erich Fromm: Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. with background image: photo of author Erich Fromm with quote

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

--Erich Fromm
quote by Eric Hoffer: Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. with background image: photo of author Eric Hoffer with quote

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.

--Eric Hoffer
quote by Edward de Bono: Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. with background image: red paint strokes wallpaper
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Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

--Edward de Bono
quote by Earl Nightingale: Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.

--Earl Nightingale
quote by Debbie Ford: Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious and playful, changing with the tides of time. with background image: green artificial palm tree on seashore
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Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious and playful, changing with the tides of time.

--Debbie Ford
quote by Donatella Versace: Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. with background image: person catching light bulb
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Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.

--Donatella Versace
quote by David Lynch: Negativity is the enemy of creativity. with background image: photo of author David Lynch with quote

Negativity is the enemy of creativity.

--David Lynch
quote by Charles Dickens: An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. with background image: splashy color wallpaper
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An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.

--Charles Dickens
quote by Carl Sagan: Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

--Carl Sagan
quote by Brené Brown: There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

--Brené Brown
quote by Bryant McGill: Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.

--Bryant H. McGill
quote by Bill Moyers: Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
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Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.

--Bill Moyers
quote by Bertrand Russell: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Arthur Erickson: It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.

--Arthur Erickson
quote by Ayn Rand: A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
quote by Ansel Adams: When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. with background image: low angle photography of drop lights
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When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

--Ansel Adams
quote by Albert Einstein: The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

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

--Albert Einstein
quote by Albert Einstein: Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

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

--Albert Einstein

Longer Version:

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.


quote by Albert Einstein: I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

--Albert Einstein

Longer Version:

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.


quote by Albert Einstein: It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

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

--Albert Einstein
quote by Albert Einstein: The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

--Albert Einstein
quote by Arthur Koestler: Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. with background image: green artificial palm tree on seashore
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Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

--Arthur Koestler
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