"Creativity takes courage." - Henri Matisse

"Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."  - Albert Einstein

"Imagination is everything.  It is the preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein

“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” 
― Walt Disney Company

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” 
― Albert Einstein

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” 
― Pablo Picasso

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” 
― Martha Graham

“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

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss.” 
― BanksyBanging Your Head Against a Brick Wall

“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.” 
― Albert Einstein

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” 
― Sylvia PlathThe Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.” 
― Pablo Picasso

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... 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, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.” 
― Pearl S. Buck

“Gaze into the fire, into the clouds, and as soon as the inner voices begin to speak..surrender to them. Don't ask first whether it's permitted, or would please your teachers or father or some god. You will ruin yourself if you do that.” 
― Hermann Hesse

“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” 
― Erich Fromm

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please.” 
― Hugh MacLeodIgnore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity

“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.” 
― Beatrix Potter

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity” 
― T.S. Eliot

“The thing is to become a master and in your old age to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing. ” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“It's easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It's a lot more difficult to perform one.” 
― Chuck Palahniuk

“I force myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.” 
― Marcel Duchamp