12 inspiring creativity quotes

We need to encourage creativity in the workplace. Creative solutions to problems and creative product ideas can give your company the edge over the competition. Here are 12 inspiring creativity quotes which everyone should read:

1. “A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” 

Charles Brower

2. “When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.”

 Linda Naiman

3. “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

4. “Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.”

William James

5. “The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things-ancient history, nineteenth century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later, or six months, or six years. But he has faith that it will happen.”

Carl Ally

6. “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” 

Henry David Thoreau

7. “The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.”

 Stephen Nachmanovitch

8. “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

9. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

John Steinbeck

10. “Because of their courage, their lack of fear, they (creative people) are willing to make silly mistakes. The truly creative person is one who can think crazy; such a person knows full well that many of his great ideas will prove to be worthless. The creative person is flexible; he is able to change as the situation changes, to break habits, to face indecision and changes in conditions without undue stress. He is not threatened by the unexpected as rigid, inflexible people are.”

Frank Goble

11. “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”

 Albert Einstein

12.  “The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.”

 Jean Piaget