Quotes About Creativity

68 Creativity Quotes

Rollo May – Lessons in Joy and Creativity Quotes

Conference Quote Slide

‘It is our mind and that alone which chains us or sets us free’ – Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991)

‘The man with a new idea is a crank – until the idea succeeds.’  – Mark Twain

‘The principle of good 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 discoverers.’ – Jean Piaget

‘It’s not that I’m smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.’  – Albert Einstein

‘If they give your ruled paper, write the other way.’ – Julio Ramon Jiminez

‘Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration’.   – Thomas Edison

‘The man who views the world at 50 the same he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.’ – Muhammed Ali

‘It’s never enough to just tell people about some new insight. Rather, you have to get them to experience it in a way that evokes its power and possibility. Instead of pouring knowledge into people’s heads, you need to help them grind a new set of eyeglasses so they can see the world in a new way.’ – John Seely Brown

‘Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.’  – William Butler Yeats

‘There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don’t know.’   – Ambrose Bierce

‘If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.’  – Mary Kay Ash

‘Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks leans quite as much from his failures as from his successes.’  – John Dewey

‘Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.’   – H. Jackson Brown

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.’  – Erich Fromm

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