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Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.
All children have creative power.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business.
I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from. Often they come from clients. Account executives often have big creative ideas, regardless of what some writers think.
If it doesn't sell, it isn't creative.
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.
Katharine Butler Hathaway
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable.
Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression.
James A. Michener
It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.
I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative, to which all beings owe their beginning and which permeates all heaven.
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
There is creative reading as well as creative writing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.
John W. Gardner
It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Alfred North Whitehead
The best part of one's life is the working part, the creative part. Believe me, I love to succeed... However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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