“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive.
To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off… They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.”
“I am not afraid…I was born to do this.”
Joan of Arc
“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without"
Cecil B De Mille
"When you create you get a little endorphin rush. Why do you think Einstein looked like that"
"If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head almost nothing"
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun"
Mary Lou Cook
"Invent your world; surround yourself with people, color, sounds and work that nourish you"
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you
did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we
are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most
frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented,
fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing
small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as
children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light
shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are
liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you
Rita Mae Brown
"Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity. "
"Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the
need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something
"Almost everything I've done, I've done through my own creativity. I
don't think I ever had to listen to anyone else to learn how to play drums. I
wish I could say that for about ten thousand other drummers. "
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to
hide your sources."
"And finally, above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that’s why I made works of art…"
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while”
“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”
“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity”
Life was filled with patterns, textures, and contrast.
She was learning to see the beauty in them and in herself.