Creative Thoughts about Creativity #4

23 08 2009

Picture1To cease to think creatively is but little different from ceasing to live.

Ben Franklin

Ride the horse in the direction that it’s going.

Werner Erhard

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

Douglas MacArthur

Questions are the creative acts of intelligence.

Frank King

It takes courage to be creative.  Just as soon as you have a new idea, you are a minority of one.

E.  Paul Torrance

Practice and persistence are the necessary ingredients of creativity.


I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird.  I suddenly realized that anyone weird wasn’t weird at all and that it was the people saying they were weird that were weird.

Paul McCartney

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

The greatest enemies of creativity are crusty rigidity and stubborn complacency.


Also, creativity can be learned.  Once you have become convinced and aware that you can bring new things into being, then it is simply a matter of choosing a particular way to crate.


Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud.  Any of us will put out more and better ideas if our efforts are appreciated.




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