Creative Inspiration

Our theme this month is creativity, and one thing that always inspires me to be creative are quotes and saying from others.  I love how my mind brings images and pictures to life from the simple words of another.

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Michelangelo

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.  Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.  Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” Theodore Geisel

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” Mark Twain

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.” Pablo Picasso

“Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.” Norman Podhoretz

“He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.” Joseph Joubert

“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” Tuli Kupferberg

“Far better to live your own path imperfectly than to live another’s perfectly.” Bhagavad Gita

“It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether.” Paul Lemberg

“Too much of our work amounts to the drudgery of arranging means toward ends, mechanically placing the right foot in front of the left and the left in front of the right, moving down narrow corridors toward narrow goals. Play widens the halls. Work will always be with us, and many works are worthy. But the worthiest works of all often reflect an artful creativity that looks more like play than work.” James Ogilvy

“There is creative reading as well as creative writing.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real.” Rabindranath Tagore

“If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.” David Ogilvy

“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.” Denis Waitley

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” Leo Burnett

“Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.” Denis Diderot

“Does not the very word ‘creative’ mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act – rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life – not death.” Berenice Abbott


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