Favorite Quotations ~  Creativity, 6 Creators on Creating

"Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order." ~ Virginia Woolf

Every successful creative person creates with an audience of one in mind. That's the secret of artistic unity. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Independent, 1977

Creativity is trying to understand God... I view music as a prayer. It has been for me. It has been my religion. ~ Stewart Harris, Secrets of Songwriting (2003)

Creativity: Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil. ~ Bernard Baruch

Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and to turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you. ~ Judith Jamison

The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second-rate. ~ Agnes De Mille

Every artist makes herself born. You must bring the artist into the world yourself. ~ Willa Cather

Anything can happen. That's the beauty of creating. ~ Ernie Harwell

Every man in creating the beautiful appearance of the dream worlds is a perfect artist. ~ Friedrich W. Nietzsche

If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living. ~ Marion Woodman

A creative moment is part of a longer creative process which, in turn, is part of a creative life. ~ Tom Wujec

A creative train of thought is set off by: the unexpected, the unknown, the accidental, the disorderly, the absurd, the impossible. ~ Asger Jorn

All creative effort -- including the making of an omelet -- is preceded by destruction. ~ Yi-Fu Tuan

All creative work, all life in a sense, is a cri de coeur. ~ Tennessee Williams

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. ~ Abraham Maslow

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. ~ Edwin H. Land

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath

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

Art is everywhere, except it has to pass through a creative mind. ~ Louise Nevelson

Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination that swirls in the depths of the mind. ~ Robert Toth

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