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  When your creative juices are not flowing, work can seem less productive and mundane. However, one thing you can learn about creativity is the state of mind. The more you develop this mindset, the more you flow in a constant state of creativity.
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By reading the quotes below, you can spark your imagination, become more passionate about your endeavours, and be more daring about stepping outside your comfort zone. This is what it takes to cultivate a creative mindset.
  1. “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, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” —Steve Jobs
  2. “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” —George Bernard Shaw
  3. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” —Maya Angelou
  4. “An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” —Edwin Land
  5. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.”  —Albert Einstein
  6. “When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.” —A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  7. “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
  8. “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.” —Albert Einstein
  9. “The way to ratchet up our species is to get better things to more people – products with spirit and creativity.” —Steve Jobs
  10. “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” —Paulo Coelho
  11. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” —Anthony J. D’Angelo
  12. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” —Steve Jobs

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  1. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” —Albert Einstein
  2. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
  3. “Everything you can imagine is real.” —Pablo Picasso
  4. “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” —Ray Bradbury
  5. “Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you’re a human being, you feel, you suffer.” —Marilyn Monroe
  6. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” —Sylvia Plath
  7. “Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.” —Edward de Bono
  8. “The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity.” —Dan Stevens
  9. “Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.” —James Russell Lowell
  10. “Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” —T. S. Eliot
  11. “Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.” —Mason Cooley
  12. “Creativity is… seeing something that doesn’t exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God.” —Michele Shea
  13. “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
  14. “The creative person is willing to live with ambiguity. He doesn’t need problems solved immediately and can afford to wait for the right ideas.” —Abe Tannenbaum
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This article was first published on 13th September 2021


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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