There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.— Massimo Vignelli
Stunning Artists And Creativity quotations
Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing.
Making your unknown known is the important thing.
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
Creativity is about play and a kind of willingness to go with your intuition.
It's crucial to an artist. If you know where you are going and what you are going to do, why do it? I think I learned that from the artists, from my grandmother, from all the creative people I've spent time with over the years.
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.
Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty.
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters;
united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
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.
No artist tolerates reality.
The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.
A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.
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.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
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.
One has a nose. The nose scents and it chooses. An artist is simply a kind of pig snouting truffles.
Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.
When you build in silence, people don't know what to attack.
With the most primitive means the artist creates something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to create.
Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.
For an artist to do creative work, he needs at once physical health and some physiomental ill health. He needs both serenity and gloom.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance.
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.
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.
I think it's necessary to let kids get bored once in a while - that's how they learn to be creative.
Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
The nation is bound together by its creative artists and not by parallel lines of rusting steel.
A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who ispires others.
The mind is essentially a survival machine.
Attack and defense against other minds, gathering, storing, and analyzing information - this is what it is good at, but it is not at all creative. All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
I am tapping into a place in you that is unexplored, and very dangerous, but I think essential to the creative life of an artist.
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.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
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 you've done and whoever you were and throw them away.
For artists, scientists, inventors, schoolchildren, and the rest of us, intrinsic motivation-the drive to do something because it is interesting, challenging, and absorbing-is essential for high levels of creativity.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
A woman artist could be one of those intuitive geniuses [who] have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience.
People like to think the creative process is romantic.
The artist drifts to sleep at night, to be awakened by the subliminal echoes of his or her next brilliant idea. The truth, for me at least, is that creativity is primarily the result of hard work and study.
...As an artist, you need the naysayers and the nonbelievers to add fuel to your creative fire.
I just close my eyes and act like I'm a 3-year-old.
I try to get as close to a childlike level as possible because we were all artists back then. So you just close your eyes and think back to when you were as young as you can remember and had the least barriers to your creativity.
What attracted me was less art itself than the artist’s life and all that it meant for me: the idea of creativity and freedom of expression and action. I had been attracted to painting and drawing for a long time, but it was not an irresistible passion; what I wanted, at all costs, was to escape the monotony of life.