“When interacting with the world, endeavor to be open to being open.
Open to possibilities. Open to opportunities.
Open to co-creation. Open to Love.
Being open creates an environment where the unimaginable can, and usually does, happen.”
— Anthony J.W. Benson
"Creativity is intelligence having fun."
— Albert Einstein
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."
— Maya Angelou
"All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind."
— Eckhart Tolle
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
"To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it."
"Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please."
— Hugh MacLeod
"Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence."
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."
— C.G. Jung
"True alchemy lies in this formula: ‘Your memory and your senses are but the nourishment of your creative impulse’."
— Arthur Rimbaud
"What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul."
— Deepak Chopra
"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
"Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down."
— Clarissa Pinkola Estés
"Without this playing with fantasy, no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable."
— C.G. Jung
"To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong."
— Joseph Chilton Pearce