Creativity Quotes

I’m a student of creativity. I personally feel that the value add I contribute to any organization that I am a part of is thinking outside out of the box. One way to think out of the box is to do thought experiments to solve problems, to develop a theory which can then be tested, debugged, and ultimately solved. What follows are some of my favorite quotes on creativity.

Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.
Albert Einstein

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Albert Einstein

No great thing is created suddenly.
Epictetus

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

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
Pablo Picasso

The chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.
Pablo Picasso

Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm
Earl Nightingale

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
William Plomer

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
Edward de Bono

Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife
Jonathan Schattke


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