22 Rare Creativity Quotes to Awaken the Artist in Yourself

A picture may be worth a thousand words but sometimes a quote can have such a powerful influence over a person that it could trigger a chain of thoughts and waves of emotions that could easily turn into new brilliant ideas. If you, like us, are tired of hearing the same old traditional inspirational quotes over and over again, then you are going to love our collection of 22 rarer but super inspiring creativity quotes that will unplug your creative thinking.

No matter if you have been stuck in a creative burnout for a while now, or you simply need a bit of incentive to awaken the artist in yourself, the right combination of words might be exactly what your imaginative mind needs to untangle itself. So here we go:

22 rare and incredibly inspiring creativity quotes…

…that will give you the thrills!

“That's the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.”, Ray Bradbury“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.”, Dee Hock“Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.”, Ray Bradbury“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”, Kurt Vonnegut “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.”, Brene Brown“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”, Pablo Picasso“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”, Scott Adams“Rational thoughts never drive people's creativity the way emotions do.”, Neil deGrasse Tyson“Thoughts are like burning stars, and ideas, they flood, they stretch the universe.”, Criss Jami“One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.”, Edward de Bono “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”, Albert Einstein “You don’t make art out of good intentions.”, Gustave Flaubert “Create with the heart; build with the mind.”, Criss Jami “Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.”, George Lois “Creativity is one of the highest transmissions of love.”, Suzy Kassem “The human spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity and routine.”, Vilayat Inayat Khan “You don't have to be like anyone else. You just need to learn more about your own creative self and start blooming.”, Deborah Day “Within you is the power of unlimited creation.”, Bryant McGill “I am an artist you know ... it is my right to be odd.”, E.A. Bucchianeri “Inspiration comes and goes, creativity is the result of practice.”, Phil Cousineau “What if the very reason you were created was to be creative?”, Michelle Dennis Evans


We hope these creative quotes managed to tap into your imaginative artist’s soul. Which of them did you like the most?

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Iveta Pavlova

Iveta is a passionate writer at GraphicMama who has been writing for the brand ever since the blog was launched. She keeps her focus on inspiring people and giving insight on topics like graphic design, illustrations, education, business, marketing, and more.

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