Quotes about Creativity

"Very simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds."

Remy de Gourmont (April 4, 1858, - September 27, 1915) was a French Symbolist poet, novelist, and influential critic. He was widely read in his era, and an important influence on Blaise Cendrars.


"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good I am satisfied."

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes.


"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."

.Howard Hathaway Aiken (March 8, 1900 – March 14, 1973) was a pioneer in computing, being the original conceptual designer behind IBM's Harvard Mark I computer.


"Creative minds are rarely tidy."

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"The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person."

Frank Barron (-) internationally known UC Berkeley scholar, psychologist.


"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz musician, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist


"Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness."

Julia B. Cameron (born March 4, 1948 in Illinois) is an American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer, and journalist.


"Discovery consist of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought."

Albert Szent-Györgyi von Nagyrapolt (born September 16, 1893,Budapest; died October 22, 1986) Hungarian-American biochemist.


"Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist."

Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940–July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.


"The chief enemy of creativity is "good" sense."

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish-born painter, draughtsman, and sculptor who lived most of his adult life in France. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work.