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A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

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A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
~ Frank Capra

 

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A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.
~ William Butler Yeats

 

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A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations.
~ Gerald G. Jampolsky

 

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All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. This becomes even more obvious when posterity gives its final verdict and sometimes rehabilitates forgotten artists.
~ Marcel Duchamp

 

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All the lies and evasions by which man has nourished himself -- civilization, in a word is the fruits of the creative artist. It is the creative nature of man which has refused to let him lapse back into that unconscious unity with life which characterizes the animal world from which he made his escape.
~ Henry Miller

 

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All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work ''comes'' to him.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -- as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.
~ Florence King

 

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An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
~ Man Ray

 

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Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.
~ Robert Wieder

 

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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

 

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Creation is a drug I can't do without.
~ Cecil B. De Mille

 

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Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
~ Arthur Koestler

 

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Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
~ Anna Freud

 

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Creative power, is that receptive attitude of expectancy which makes a mold into which the plastic and as yet undifferentiated substance can flow and take the desired form.
~ Thomas Troward

 

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Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place.
~ Carl Jung

 

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

 

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Creativity comes from awakening and directing men's higher natures, which originate in the primal depths of the uni- verse and are appointed by Heaven.
~ I Ching

 

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Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
~ Edward De Bono

 

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Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
~ Ray Kroc

 

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