Short Quotes & Sayings To Inspire Creativity

Whether you’re in a creativity rut right now or just need need a little pep talk, then this collection of short but inspiring quotes help to encourage creativity and remind us of our potential.

How to Inspire Creativity

There are many ways to inspire creativity and of course different things will work for different people.

A great way to inspire creativity is through exposure – if we see or hear other people being creative, it can become contagious.

We can also encourage creativity by writing down ideas in a notebook as they come to us, taking courses, surrounding ourselves with other creative people and flooding our minds with inspirational words and pictures.

The environment and atmosphere in which we work also has a lot of say on how productive and creative we will be – if possible, we should try to work in a place that is conducive to creativity. If we can’t control that though, we can be sure to take breaks, a walk outside, listen to inspiring music and immerse ourselves in nature.

We hope that the following quotes, captions sayings will help to encourage your creativity and inspire self confidence in your creative endeavors.


 Short Quotes About Creativity


“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.” Edith Södergran


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“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” Oscar Wilde


“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” Henry Thomas Buckle


“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” Brenda Ueland


“Doors are for people with no imagination.” Derek Landy


“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” Brene Brown


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs


“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” Friedrich Nietzsche


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


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


“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” Ken Robinson


“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse


“Comfort is the killer of creativity.” David Choe


“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” C.E.M. Joad


“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


“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” Brene Brown


“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Sylvia Plath


“There is creative reading as well as creative writing.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi


“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs


“The creative adult is the child who survived.” Ursula Leguin


“Creativity is just connecting things.” Steve Jobs


“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” Erich Fromm


“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” Ernest Hemingway


“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.” Twyla Tharp


“Rational thoughts never drive people’s creativity the way emotions do.” Neil deGrasse Tyson


Short Creative Quotes By Pablo Picasso


“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Pablo Picasso


short creative quotes by Pablo Picasso


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


“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” Pablo Picasso


“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” Pablo Picasso


“If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!” Pablo Picasso


“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” Pablo Picasso


“Everything you can imagine is real.” Pablo Picasso


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso


Short Quotes By Albert Einstein on Creativity


“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” Albert Einstein


short creativity quotes Albert Einstein

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Albert Einstein


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

Albert Einstein


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


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein


“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein


“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein


“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein


“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein


Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein


“Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” Albert Einstein


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“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein


“You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.” Albert Einstein


“Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein


“If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” Albert Einstein


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