My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.— Mel Brooks
Provocative Creative Mind quotations
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
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?
Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity.
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.
Limitation makes the creative mind inventive.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done-men who are creative, inventive, and discovers. The second goal of education is to form minds which can be critical, can verify, and not accept everything they are offered.
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.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Free your mind and your ass will follow
Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open.
You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
Play touches and stimulates vitality, awakening the whole person - mind, body, intelligence and creativity.
The world is waiting for you to wake up to the person you are called to be.
Stop listening to the negative inner conversation that's causing you to play small. Focus your mind on positive thoughts, possibilities and solutions that can move you forward. Tap into your creativity and determination and stay busy. Stay focused.
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Positivity opens us. The first core truth about positive emotions is that they open our hearts and our minds, making us more receptive and more creative.
Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind.
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.
Architecture is not created, it is discovered – the hand will find solutions before the mind can even comprehend them.
Life is not just eating, drinking, television and cinema.
..The human mind must be creative, must be self-generating ; it cannot depend on just gadgets to amuse itself.
Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
MARVEL IS A CORNUCOPIA OF FANTASY, A WILD IDEA , A SWASHBUCKLING ATTITUDE , AN ESCAPE FROM THE HUMDRUM AND PROSAIC. IT'S A SERENDIPITOUS FEAST FOR THE MIND, THE EYE , AND THE IMAGINATION, A LITERATE CELEBRATION OF UNBRIDLED CREATIVITY, COUPLED WITH A TOUCH OF REBELLION AND AN INSOLENT DESIRE TO SPIT IN THE EYE OF THE DRAGON.
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.
In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty.
..in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
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.
Invention is the most important product of man's creative brain.
The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.
Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
The dimension that counts for the creative person is the space he creates within himself. This inner space is closer to the infinite than the other, and it is the privilege of the balanced mind... and the search for an equilibrium is essential - to be as aware of inner space as he is of outer space.
A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
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.
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.
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.
I've always felt that the best whips and chains are in the mind.
With a little creativity, the physical ones are hardly necessary.
If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination that swirls in the depths of the mind.