Creative Process Quotes

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Creative Process Quotes and Sayings
Creative Process Quotes and Sayings

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Albert Einstein

The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it's with you all the time.
Alvin Ailey

The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
Blaise Pascal

Art is the overflow of emotion into action.
Brian Raif

Regarding the creative: never assume you're the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you're masterful.
Don Roff

The function of the artist is to disturb...In a world terrified of change, he preaches revolution--the principle of life...He is the creative spirit working in the soul of man.
Dr. Norman Bethune

... an artist should paint from the heart, and not always what people expect. Predictability often leads to the dullest work, in my opinion, and we have been bored stiff long enough I think.
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Speed is not always a constituent to great work, the process of creation should be given time and thought.
E.A. Bucchianeri

There are really three parts to the creative process. First there is inspiration, then there is the execution, and finally there is the release.
Eddie Van Halen

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra

To express yourself in a creative way you don't need structure you need an empty mind.
E'yen A. Gardner

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.
Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

My life will be the best illustration of all my work.
Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

Creativity takes courage.
Henri Matisse

An artist without ideas is a mendicant; barren, he goes begging among the hours.
Irving Stone

Creativity is bent freedom.
Jeremiah Laabs

I don't know exactly where ideas come from, but when I'm working well ideas just appear. I've heard other people say similar things - so it's one of the ways I know there's help and guidance out there. It's just a matter of our figuring out how to receive the ideas or information that are waiting to be heard.
Jim Henson

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.
Julia Cameron

When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. You grab it and honor it and use it, because momentum is a rare gift.
Justina Chen

I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
Marcel Duchamp

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

Your page stands against you and says to you that you are a thief.
Marcus Valerius Martialis, Epigrams

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

I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops.
Oscar de la Renta

Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.
Pablo Picasso

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.
Ray Bradbury

Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.
Red Haircrow

I write to believe in goodness.
Red Haircrow

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

It's not wise to violate the rules until you know how to observe them.
T.S. Eliot

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make.
Truman Capote

We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us. The sooner we get them out the better.
Walt Stanchfield