creative-idea-lightbulbThough people know that creativity can help them get ahead in business, creativity often feels elusive. Maybe they don’t know how; maybe they don’t allow themselves the time or freedom; maybe they just feel stuck. Regardless, it often isn’t part of people’s everyday routine.

But it needs to be. There are many times you have to be creative at your job — from solving problems, to brainstorming on how your company is branded, to choosing which copy and images will make the best impression on your target audience. 

So how do you incorporate more creativity into your typical day-to-day routine? It’s a different process for everyone, but one great way to start feeling more creative is to read quotes. To get you inspired, we’ve chosen some of our favorite tweetable quotes about creativity to share with you. Read on to get inspired — and share your favorites with others.

45 Inspiring Quotes to Ignite Your Creative Spark

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho  twitter-logo 

“Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it.” – Jim Jarmusch  twitter-logo 

“It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.” – Jean-Luc Godard  twitter-logo 

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso  twitter-logo 

“Creative works may indeed by kind of like property, but it’s property that we’re all building on.” – Kirby Ferguson  twitter-logo 

“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.” – Edit Södergran  twitter-logo  

“Creativity is one of the last remaining legal ways of gaining an unfair advantage over the competition.” – Ed McCabe  twitter-logo 

“The object isn’t to make art, it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.” – Robert Henri  twitter-logo 

“The thing is to become a master and, in your old age, to acquire the courage to do what children did when they knew nothing.” – Ernest Hemingway  twitter-logo 

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who, with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.” – Pablo Picasso  twitter-logo 

“Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.” – John Updike  twitter-logo 

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” – William Faulkner  twitter-logo 

“This is how you do it: You sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” – Neil Gaiman  twitter-logo 

“Never put off writing until you are better at it.” – Gary Henderson  twitter-logo 

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein  twitter-logo 

“Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a f**king sharp knife to it.” – Banksy  twitter-logo

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” – Oscar Wilde  twitter-logo 

“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.” – Flash Rosenberg  twitter-logo 

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” – Pablo Picasso  twitter-logo 

“Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” –  Nellie McClung twitter-logo 

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein  twitter-logo 

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is doing something else.” – Tom Peters  twitter-logo 

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – e.e. cummings  twitter-logo 

“The first draft of anything is sh*t.” – Ernest Hemingway  twitter-logo 

“Go where the silence is and say something.” – Amy Goodman  twitter-logo 

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou  twitter-logo 

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephan King  twitter-logo 

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” – Ray Bradbury  twitter-logo 

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse  twitter-logo 

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.” – Brené Brown  twitter-logo 

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” – John Maynard Keynes  twitter-logo 

“Almost always, the dedicated creative minority has made the world better.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.  twitter-logo 

“‘Keeping busy’ is the remedy for all ills. It’s also the means by which creative impulse is destroyed.” – Joyce Carol Oates  twitter-logo 

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Path  twitter-logo 

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide  twitter-logo 

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol  twitter-logo 

“Creativity is a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.” – Arthur Koestler  twitter-logo 

“Our best successes come after our greatest disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher twitter-logo

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard  twitter-logo 

“Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun.” – Christina Rossetti  twitter-logo 

“There are no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas Edison  twitter-logo 

“Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.” – Dee Hock  twitter-logo 

“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  twitter-logo 

“Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.” Salvador Dali  twitter-logo 

“From 30,000 feet, creating looks like art. From ground level, it’s a to-do list.” – Ben Arment  twitter-logo 

Which quote is your favorite? Share with us in the comments below!

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