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Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.

The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
To create something you must be something.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
The chief enemy of creativity is good taste.
Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible -- he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are.
Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it.
Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
I understood that all the material of a literary work was in my past life, I understood that I had acquired it in the midst of frivolous amusements, in idleness, in tenderness and in pain, stored up by me without my divining its destination or even its survival, as the seed has in reserve all the ingredients which will nourish the plant.
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.
If one finds the strength to deal with small things, one finds it to deal with the large ones as well.
Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
The legs are the wheels of creativity.
It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.
Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.
An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
I do not seek, I find.
The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the productive man a yet higher species.
There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry.
Creativity comes from awakening and directing men's higher natures, which originate in the primal depths of the uni- verse and are appointed by Heaven.
It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm.
We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create.
When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.
I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one's inner life. And that too is a deed.