Quotes on art and creativity

  • “The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.” – Edit Södergran
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Go where the silence is and say something.” – Amy Goodman
  • “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” – William Faulkner
  • “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – e.e. cummings
  • “The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” – Pablo Picasso
  • Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
  • “It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.” – Jean-Luc Godard
  • “Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.” – John Updike
  • “Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.” – Ed McCabe
  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso
  • “Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a f**king sharp knife to it.” – Banksy
  • “Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.” – Dee Hock
  • “Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali
  • “‘Keeping busy’ is the remedy for all ills. It’s also the means by which creative impulse is destroyed.” – Joyce Carol Oates


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