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10 Timeless Creativity Quotes To Inspire You

Helena Nuttall

Quotes such as the following can provide us with a quick and powerful source of motivation and wisdom. When we lose our focus or find ourselves lacking in willpower, an inspirational statement can often be enough to spring us into action again.

Herman Melville
Novelist, short-story writer & poet, (1819-1891)
‘It is better to fail in originality, than to succeed in imitation.’

Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist, (1879-1955)
‘Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.’

Maya Angelou
Poet, memoirist & civil rights activist, (1928-2014)
‘You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.’

Sylvia Plath
Poet, novelist & short-story writer, (1932-1963)
‘The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.’

Edward De Bono
Physician, (1933-)
‘Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way.’

Steve Jobs
American Business Magnate, (1955-2011)
‘It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.’

Lil Wayne
Rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur & actor, (1982-)
‘I go wherever my creativity takes me.’

Dan Stevens
Actor, (1982-)
‘The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity.’

Criss Jami
Poet, essayist, philosopher, songwriter & designer, (1987-)
‘Create with the heart; build with the mind.’

Bruce Garrabrandt
Artist & Writer, (DOB unknown)
‘Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.’

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