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  The secret to creativity is the ability to hide your sources.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The art of creation is older than the art of killing.  
 -  Edward Koch
  

  Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life.  
 -  Daisaku Ikeda
  

  Creativity takes courage.  
 -  Henri Matisse
  

  Another word for creativity is courage  
 -  George Prince
  

  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
  

  Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.  
 -  Osho
  

  I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.  
 -  Katharine Butler Hathaway
  

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

  Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife  
 -  Jonathan Schattke
  

  I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within.  
 -  Louise Nevelson
  

  Thank God for the creative ideas that enrich life by adding your own creative contributions to human progress  
 -  Wilferd A. Peterson
  

  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 is isn't.  
 -  Tori Amos
  

  Written reports stifle creativity.  
 -  Ross Perot
  

  Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.  
 -  Charles Mingus
  

  Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist.  
 -  Thomas Disch
  

  The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.  
 -  Auguste Rodin
  

  I like to stay busy, I like to stay focused, and I like to stay creative. Without being creative I'd be dead.  
 -  Jeremy Renner
  

  Creative people who can't help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane.  
 -  R. D. Laing
  

  I don't think anybody in our business is creative. What we do is copy something better than the next person.  
 -  Henry Siegel
  

  Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.  
 -  Bo Bennett
  

  Properly practiced creativity can make one ad do the work of ten.  
 -  William Bernbach
  

  Our creation is the modification of relationship.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  Don't ever rush creativity.  
 -  Unknown
  

  To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength.  
 -  Lawrence Clark Powell
  

  There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.  
 -  Edward De Bono
  

  Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.  
 -  Coco Chanel
  

  The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.  
 -  Frank Barron
  

  Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.  
 -  Julia Cameron
  

  Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.  
 -  William Plomer
  

  There is then creative reading as well as creative writing  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it 'creative observation.' Creative viewing.  
 -  William S. Burroughs
  

  No great thing is created suddenly.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.  
 -  Erich Fromm
  

  Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.  
 -  Rita Mae Brown
  

  Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.  
 -  Scott Adams
  

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

  Creative minds are rarely tidy  
 -  Carl Gustav Jung
  

  I never feel age ... If you have creative work, you don't have age or time.  
 -  Louise Nevelson
  

  To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength.  
 -  Lawrence Clark Powell
  

  The opposite of creativity is cynicism  
 -  Esa Saarinen
  

  There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.  
 -  Henri Matisse
  

  Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense.  
 -  Stephen Jay Gould
  

  Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties  
 -  Gail Sheehy
  

  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
  

  Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face.  
 -  James D. Finley
  

  Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Creativity is an advertising agency's most valuable asset, because it is the rarest.  
 -  Jef I. Richards
  

  It's hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It's about experimenting and discovering.  
 -  Gordon Mackenzie
  

  Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.  
 -  John Updike
  

  Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible.  
 -  Ben Okri
  

  Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.  
 -  Geri Weitzman
  

  Talent works, genius creates.  
 -  Robert A Schumann
  

  America is successful because of the hard work and creativity and enterprise of our people.  
 -  George W. Bush
  

  Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense.  
 -  Stephen Jay Gould
  

  A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.  
 -  Frank Capra
  

  Sometimes creativity just means the daily work of helping others to see a problem in a different way.  
 -  Joseph Badaracco
  

  Taste is the enemy of creativeness  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring in your life and the lives of people you love  
 -  Sophia Loren
  

  The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.  
 -  Pablo Picasso
  

  Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality overcomes everything.  
 -  George Lois
  

  Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  It's hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It's about experimenting and discovering.  
 -  Gordon Mackenzie
  

  The key to creativity is to create when you don't feel creative.  
 -  Unknown
  

  But the creative principle resides in mathematics. In a certain sense, therefore, I hold true that pure thought can grasp reality, as the ancients dreamed.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Creativity is discontent translated into arts.  
 -  Eric Hoffer
  

  Everyday in every way I create my own reality. So what is that I choose to create today?  
 -  Gabriella Goddard
  

  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
  

  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.
  

  The invention of IQ does a great disservice to creativity in education.  
 -  Joel Hildebrand
  

  The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.  
 -  Susan Sontag
  

  If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever yo'uve done and whoever you were and throw them away.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.  
 -  Orson Welles
  

  When boredom strikes, creativity takes over.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.  
 -  Ben Okri
  

  Creative synthesis has a basic, bisociative pattern : the sudden interlocking of two previously unrelated skills or matrices of thought.  
 -  Arthur Koestler
  

  The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers  
 -  Jean Piaget