155 Art And Creativity Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of art and creativity quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about creativity.

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The Most Famous Art And Creativity Quotes (Best in 2024)

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I believe that every innovative thought comes from a creative mindset....A creative mindset is what drives our world, and art is the base of that. — Omar Epps

The act of creation is a kind of ritual. The origins of art and human existence lie hidden in this mystery of creation. Human creativity reaffirms and mystifies the power of 'life. — Keith Haring

Art is just creativity: anything done for its own sake. Embrace creativity because it’s the future’s last frontier. — Naval Ravikant

Creativity consists in maintaining a key aspect of the experience of childhood throughout one's life: the capacity to create and recreate the world. Creativity is the omnipotence of the child's mind. — Donald Woods Winnicott

Art is a reflection of God's creativity, an evidence that we are made in the image of God. — Francis Schaeffer

Human creativity is unlimited. It is the capacity of humans to make things happen which didn't happen before. Creativity provides the key to solving our social and economic problems. — Muhammad Yunus

There must be something about art... almost all cultures have done art. It's a refining of the senses, which are there to keep us alive. As far as we know, no other animals do that. — Roy Lichtenstein

When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection. — Agnes Martin

Creativity is more than mere imagination. It is imagination inseparably coupled with both intent and effort. — Alex Faickney Osborn

Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem. — Brian W. Aldiss

Short Art And Creativity Quotes

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  • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. — Albert Einstein
  • Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. — Pablo Picasso
  • The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity. — Alberto Giacometti
  • The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness. — Massimo Vignelli
  • A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense. — Bruno Munari
  • The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity. — Mae Jemison
  • Love , creativity, and opportunity is in the air. Take it in and do your thing. — Lenny Kravitz
  • One has a nose. The nose scents and it chooses. An artist is simply a kind of pig snouting truffles. — Igor Stravinsky
  • Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance. — Jon Franklin
  • Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing. — Marc Chagall

Art And Creativity Image Quotes

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Art and creativity quote by Marc Chagall

Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing. — Marc Chagall

Art and creativity quote Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to k
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Creativity Quotes

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Leave this world a little better than you found it. — Robert Baden-Powell

Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. — Ayn Rand

Art and creativity quote The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth are people who
The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth are people who don't follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map. That option is now available to everyone to take it.

You see things and you say, 'Why?'. But I dream things and I say, 'Why not?'. — George Bernard Shaw

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people's creativity. People don't go to Toyota to 'work' they go there to 'think'. — Taiichi Ohno

Art and creativity quote In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of
In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul

Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. — Mae Jemison

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old — Peter Drucker

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives. — Mel Brooks

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You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. — Maya Angelou

Artistic Creativity Quotes

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Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing. — Georgia O'Keeffe

There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence. — Massimo Vignelli

Sometimes you have to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything - whatever is bringing you down - get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out. — Tina Turner

I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. — Vincent Van Gogh

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy. — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Art alone makes life possible - this is how radically I should like to formulate it. I would say that without art man is inconceivable in physiological terms... Even the act of peeling a potato can be an artistic act if it is consciously done. — Joseph Beuys

Art itself cannot be taught, but craftsmanship can. Architects, painters, sculptors are all craftsmen in the original sense of the word. Thus it is a fundamental requirement of all artistic creativity that every student undergo a thorough training in the workshops of all branches of the crafts. — Walter Gropius

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. — Francisco Goya

Artists are the gatekeepers of truth. We are civilization’s anchor. We are the compass for humanity’s conscience. — Harry Belafonte

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Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. — Christina Rossetti

Artists And Creativity Quotes

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Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen are innovators; fashion inventors; artists who create. — Bernard Arnault

You're mind is working at its best when you're being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity. — Banksy

Our whole business is based on giving our artists and designers complete freedom to invent without limits. — Bernard Arnault

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. — Steve Jobs

Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy. — Montgomery Clift

With the most primitive means the artist creates something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to create. — Kazimir Malevich

For an artist to do creative work, he needs at once physical health and some physiomental ill health. He needs both serenity and gloom. — Yukio Mishima

I want to make music and songs about things that real musicians and artists aren't able to make songs about - you wouldn't hear Justin Bieber making a song about homework, or, like, you wouldn't see someone make a song with their parents on the track. — Jake Paul

Anyone can take pictures. What's difficult is thinking about them, organizing them, and trying to use them in some way so that some meaning can be constructed out of them. That's really where the work of the artist begins. — Lewis Baltz

The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. — Marcel Duchamp

Creative Art Quotes

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I'm not an abstractionist. I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. — Mark Rothko

Sciences provide an understanding of a universal experience, Arts are a universal understanding of a personal experience... they are both a part of us and a manifestation of the same thing... the arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity — Mae Jemison

Art is not communicative, art is not reflexive. Art, science, philosophy are neither contemplative, neither reflexive, nor communicative. They are creative, that's all. — Gilles Deleuze

The truth of Zen, just a little bit of it, is what turns one's humdrum life, a life of monotonous, uninspiring commonplaceness, into one of art, full of genuine inner creativity. — D.T. Suzuki

The observer must learn to look at the picture as a graphic representation of a mood and not as a representation of objects. — Wassily Kandinsky

When I close my eyes, my imagination roams free. In the same way I want to create spaces for video art that rethink the very nature of the medium itself. I want to discover new ways of configuring the world, both the world outside and the world within — Pipilotti Rist

We should not have a tin cup out for something as important as the arts in this country, the richest in the world. Creative artists are always begging, but always being used when it's time to show us at our best. — Leontyne Price

To me, a house is like a piece of art that you can live in. — Tom Bilyeu

There should be something revelatory about art. It should be totally creative and open doors for new thoughts and experiences. — Tracey Emin

Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind. — Magdalena Abakanowicz

Imagination And Creativity Quotes

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Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. — Albert Einstein

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. — Sylvia Plath

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Children see magic because they look for it. — Christopher Moore

Everybody has been given this gift by the man upstairs, and it's this thing called imagination. Some of us use it for negative and some of us use it for positive. — Patrick Bet-David

Your reactions, whether positive or negative, are creative of future circumstances. In your imagination, you can hear words congratulating you on getting a wonderful new job. That imaginal act now goes forward and you will encounter this pleasant experience in the future. — Neville Goddard

In the longer run and for wide-reaching issues, more creative solutions tend to come from imaginative interdisciplinary collaboration. — Robert J. Shiller

Happiness is a continuous creative activity of imaginatively comparing your experiences to things that aren't as good and thereby feeling happy and grateful. — Baba Amte

It is at least worth arguing that there is a modicum of the creative novelist in all of us, and that this absorption with how men get out of difficulties, single-handedly and alone if possible, is the stuff of which we weave the warp and woof of our own better dramatic imaginings. — Humphrey Bogart

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Creativity can solve almost any problem. — George Lois

Follow your passions, live the life you’ve imagined and do what scares you. — Christina Koch

Creativity And Design Quotes

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The letters don't get their true delight, when done in haste & discomfort, nor merely done with diligence & pain, but first when they are created with love and passion. — Giambattista Bodoni

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If you can design one thing, you can design everything. — Massimo Vignelli

Interesting things happen when the creative impulse is cultivated with curiosity, freedom and intensity. — Saul Bass

Creative people have to believe in the value of their work. If you don’t have any belief then you can’t give anything—designing is an act of giving, and a belief in the value of the work fuels the desire to express something. It’s important to know what your values are and to take care of them. — Peter Saville

Failure is built into creativity... the creative act involves this element of 'newness' and 'experimentalism,' then one must expect and accept the possibility of failure. — Saul Bass

My work is to help innovators and designers understand that the success of their creativity is in large part based on the success of their products. — Bernard Arnault

The designer's role in the development, application and protection of the trademark may be described as pre-creative, creative and post-creative. — Lester Beall

We live in a society that penalizes highly creative individuals for their non-conformist autonomy. This makes the teaching of problem solving in design both discouraging and difficult. A...student (has) massive blocks against new ways of thinking, engendered by some 16 years of mis-education. — Victor Papanek

An enterprise's most vital assets lie in its design and other creative capabilities. — Lee Kun-hee

Great design is a multi-layered relationship between human life and its environment. — Naoto Fukasawa

Creativity In Education Quotes

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The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. — Michelangelo

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom! — Alex Faickney Osborn

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. — Samuel Butler

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status. — Ken Robinson

To see things in the seed, that is genius. — Lao Tzu

Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level. — Abdul Kalam

The Eeyore Educational System sees childhood as a waste of time, a luxury that society cannot afford . . . Put children in school at the earliest age possible; load them down with homework; take away their time, their creativity, their play, their power; then plug them into machines. — Sayings

I may safely predict that the education of the future will be inventive-minded. It will believe so profoundly in the high value of the inventive or creative spirit that it will set itself to develop that spirit by all means within its power. — Harry Allen Overstreet

Your education experience, talent intelligence, and financial situations don't matter. The important thing is the direction in which you focus your unique, powerful, creative mind — Mark Allen

The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science. — Albert Einstein

Ideas And Creativity Quotes

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The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone-that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born. — Nikola Tesla

we can't be creative if we refuse to be confused. Change always starts with confusion; cherished interpretations must dissolve to make way for what's new. Great ideas and inventions miraculously appear in the space of not knowing. — Margaret J. Wheatley

Adidas is a very personal inspiration to me. It has enriched my creative life. It's an exchange between different cultures, different ideas, and most of all, it is teamwork. — Yohji Yamamoto

I believe in nurturing creativity and offering a haven for creators, enabling them to develop their ideas to the fullest. With more and more talented creators being drawn to Cirque in an environment that fulfills them, these are ideal to continue developing great new shows. — Guy Laliberte

Creativity is generating ideas that are novel and useful. I define originals as people who go beyond dreaming up the ideas and take initiative to make their visions a reality. — Adam Grant

If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need. — William L. McKnight

A person who can create ideas worthy of note is a person who has learned much from others. — Konosuke Matsushita

The idea of infinity cannot be expressed in words or even described, but it can be apprehended through art, which makes infinity tangible. The absolute is only attainable through faith and in the creative act. — Andrei Tarkovsky

Solitude is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place. — Susan Cain

The interesting thing about overthinking and procrastination is sometimes they can actually evolve into innovation and creativity in the short term. Letting an idea grow in your mind in the short term with a deadline and a plan can actually lead to innovation and creativity. — Jay Shetty

Creativity And Learning Quotes

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Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life? — Jean Piaget

It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self. — Donald Woods Winnicott

Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits. — Edward De Bono

The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential. — Steve Ballmer

Every day, I'm trying to push the boundaries creatively, and sometimes it does push the boundary too far, and that's what I had to learn. — Jake Paul

Constructive criticism isn’t about tearing people down; it’s about helping them get better. It’s actually a form of respect. And it’s how people learn. — Jeff Lawson

I learned at a young age to dribble with both hands, and that allows me to be more creative when I go against bigger and stronger opponents. — Steve Nash

Keep pushing yourself to learn and improve. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. — Edward Barber

With the new technology that keeps entering the media, film composers are constantly being placed in new learning situations. Acknowledging this and realizing that one must keep up, I maintain, nonetheless, that the real creative power is in the mind and heart of the composer. — Henry Mancini

Of course, I'd like to produce and direct a blockbuster, but you gotta build up to that. So now I'm learning from a bunch of little movies. And it's more fun with smaller pictures. It's more creative. — Lea Thompson

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No other creative field is as closed to those who are not white and male as is the visual arts. After I decided to be an artist, the first thing that I had to believe was that I, a black woman, could penetrate the art scene, and that, further, I could do so without sacrificing one iota of my blackness or my femaleness or my humanity. — Faith Ringgold

The difference between science and the arts is not that they are different sides of the same coin even, or even different parts of the same continuum, but rather, they are manifestations of the same thing. The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity. — Mae Jemison

It can become an exercise in trying to get the reader to like and admire you instead of an exercise in creative art. — David Foster Wallace

There's a high school in Camden, New Jersey, I call the Jill Scott School. It's the Camden Creative Arts High School. Those teachers and kids are so passionate about what they do, and 98 percent of the senior class went on to college. — Jill Scott

To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students. — Ken Robinson

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 Magnus MacLeod of MacLeod

To be creative means to connect. It's to abolish the gap between the body, the mind and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and nonfiction. — Nawal El Saadawi

Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries - the arts and humanities. — Lisa Randall

A photograph is the illusion of a literal description of how the camera 'saw' a piece of time and space. — Garry Winogrand

Put your heart and soul into the things you do. Stay up late nights, wake up early mornings, and put everything into your art. — Russell Brunson

Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem. — Rollo May

If young people had love, hope, true education, the arts, full and meaningful lives they won’t join gangs. My life since living the gang and drugs has been directed to making positive what it means to be Chicano, human, man, woman, and on how to draw out the imagination and creativity that all people have. — Luis J. Rodriguez

Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. — Brian Eno

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it. — Dee Hock

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

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. — Pablo Picasso

Technically, I direct, I’m a writer, and I do all these things, but I never went to school for them. It’s just something you pick up; it’s like its own art, basically. — Ryan Higa

Knowledge empowers people. If people know the rules, and are sensitized by art, humor, and creativity, they are much more likely to accept change. — Antanas Mockus

The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little. — Banksy

The nation is bound together by its creative artists and not by parallel lines of rusting steel. — Pierre Berton

Creativity comes from the spiritual realm, the collective consciousness. And the mind is in a different realm than the molecules of the brain. The brain is a receiver, not a source. — Candace Pert

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea. — Lou Dorfsman

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