Creativity, Resources, Inspiration

17 Inspirational Quotes About Creativity

We all need a little inspiration every once and awhile whether we are suffering from creative block or are just feeling a little down.

I’ve gathered up a few of my favorite inspirational quotes to share in case you need a little inspiration for your day.

Inspirational quotes about creativity to motivate and inspire you. | Ilona Toth Creative

“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

“If you hear a voice inside you saying ‘You cannot paint’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” - Vincent Van Gogh

“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.” – Erica Jong

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” - Edward de Bono

“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” - Alan Alda

“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” - Nolan Bushnell

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” - Albert Einstein

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” - Joseph Chilton Pierce

Here’s a couple from Brene Brown because *heart eyes emoji*

"Want to be happy? Stop trying to be perfect."

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."

And Elizabeth Gilbert because also *heart eyes emoji*

“Don’t abandon your creativity the moment things stop being easy or rewarding because that’s the moment when interesting begins.”

“What is creative living? Any life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than fear.”

“Be brave. Without bravery, you will never know the world as richly as it longs to be known. Without bravery, your life will remain small-far smaller than you probably wanted your life to be.”

How about a few more?

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso

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

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho

So there you have a few of my favorite quotes about creativity. Be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more creativity inspiration!

Now go be creative!