“How old do you have to be to make a bad drawing?”

— Lynda Barry, Making Comics, Share via Whatsapp

“Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.”

— Criss Jami, Killosophy, Share via Whatsapp

“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”

— Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Share via Whatsapp

“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”

— C.E.M. Joad, Share via Whatsapp

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”

— Pearl S. Buck, Share via Whatsapp

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

— Scott Adams, Share via Whatsapp

“The knowledge of all things is possible”

— Leonardo da Vinci, Share via Whatsapp

“I think that you’ve got to make something that pleases you and hope that other people feel the same way.”

— Thomas Keller, Share via Whatsapp

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”

— Erich Fromm, Share via Whatsapp

“In the world of the dreamer there was solitude: all the exaltations and joys came in the moment of preparation for living. They took place in solitude. But with action came anxiety, and the sense of insuperable effort made to match the dream, and with it came weariness, discouragement, and the flight into solitude again. And then in solitude, in the opium den of remembrance, the possibility of pleasure again.”

— Anais Nin, Share via Whatsapp

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

— Albert Einstein, Share via Whatsapp

“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.”

— Edith Södergran, Share via Whatsapp

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

— Ernest Hemingway, Share via Whatsapp

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”

— Sophia Loren, Share via Whatsapp

“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, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Share via Whatsapp

“It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.”

— Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man, Share via Whatsapp

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.”

— Mary Shelly, Share via Whatsapp