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“Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination that swirls in the depths of the mind.” Robert Toth

“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

“I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove.” Vincent Van Gogh

“When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - say, travelling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly.” Mozart

 

TV is chewing gum for the eyes. Frank Lloyd Wright


“There is no use trying,” said Alice. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” Goethe

“Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?” Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

 

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” John Cage

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” Carl Jung

“The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.” Rebecca Sinkler

“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.” Dr. Seuss

“The Possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination.” Emily Dickinson

 

“I like vending machines, because snacks are better when they fall. If I buy a candy bar at the store, oftentimes I will drop it so that is achieves its maximum flavor potential.” Mitch Hedberg


“A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn’t look like an elephant.” Unknown


“When you are describing,
A shape, or sound, or tint;
Don’t state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint;
And learn to look at all things,
With a sort of mental squint.”
Lewis Carroll


“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” Edgar Allan Poe

“If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.” Jim Morrison

“Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.” J. F. K.

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.” Ray Bradbury

“The sorcery and charm of imagination, and the power it gives to the individual to transform his world into a new world of order and delight, makes it one of the most treasured of all human capacities.” Frank Barron

 

"I saw a guy at a party wearing a leather jacket and I thought, 'That is cool'. But then I saw another guy wearing a leather vest and I thought, 'That is not cool'. Then I figured it out: Cool is all about leather sleeves." Demetri Martin

“What is now proved was once only imagined.” William Blake

“Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.” Gail Sheehy

“During those rare moments of creativeness, when an ordinary person has something in common with the making of the universe, he feels a sense of transcendence, of moving beyond his daily life. What could be a greater reward?” Joseph Zinker
 

"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." Nietzsche

 

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." George Bernard Shaw

 

"I like birthdays. Every time someone is born, that's just like bringing more cake into the world." Demetri Martin

 

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it." Albert Einstein

 

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." Paul McCartney

"I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it." Demetri Martin
 

 

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