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The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it.
~ Edward Albee

 

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Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.
~ Brian Aldiss

 

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Had I been present at the creation of the world I would have proposed some improvements.
~ Alfonso X

 

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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.
~ Carl Ally

 

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No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.
~ Antonin Artaud

 

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The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
~ Sholem Asch

 

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All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work ''comes'' to him.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
~ Arnold Bennett

 

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I must create a system or be enslaved by another man s; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
~ William Blake

 

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

 

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

 

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The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.
~ Charles Browder

 

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The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until after having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the gems of its production.
~ Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon

 

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It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
~ Julius Caesar

 

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A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
~ Frank Capra

 

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Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
~ Mary Lou Cook

 

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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.
~ Robert Cecil Day-Lewis

 

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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.
~ Charles Dickens

 

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It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
~ E. L. Doctorow

 

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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.
~ Lou Dorfsman

 

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