Motivational Quotes –Productive

25 05 2010

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

“All human beings are born with the same creative potential. Most people squander theirs away on a million superfluous things. I expend mine on one thing and one thing only: my art.”
Pablo Picasso

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi

“Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity…any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better….”
John Updike, novelist, poet

“If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.”
Rollo May

“I believe everybody is creative, and everybody is talented. I just don’t think that everybody is disciplined. I think that’s a rare commodity.”
Al Hirschfield

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
Joseph Chilton Pearce

“We need people who can read and write. But what we really need is people who can not only read the instructions, but change them. They need to be able to think outside the lines.”
Richard Gurin, CEO and President, Binney & Smith, Croyola Products

“Insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Albert Einstein

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
Vincent Van Gogh

“The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.”
Arthur Koestler

“Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.”
George Lois, Advertising Executive

“I learned . . . that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.”
Brenda Ueland

“Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.”
Norman Podhoretz

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
Herman Melville

“Happiness . . . it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.”
George Kneller

“You unlock the door with the key of imagination.”
Rod Serling

 “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” Alfred Nobel

 

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
Mary Lou Cook

“You are creative. Your creativity may be in a deep sleep, but it is there. All you have to do is wake it up and put it to use.”
Kevin Eikenberry, Speaker and Consultant

“The only job we have been given when we came to this earth is to create. Everything we do is a creation, from a job, to children to thoughts. We all create all the time, it is all we do.”
Tom Justin, author and trainer

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