Quotes about Creativity

"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of."

Geri Weitzman (-)


"Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife."

Jonathan Schattke (-)


"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."

Edwin Herbert Land (May 7, 1909 – March 1, 1991) was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation.


"Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience."

Masaru Ibuka (April 11, 1908, – December 19, 1997) was a Japanese electronics industrialist. He co-founded what is now Sony.


"Get that right, then- if you get the quality right, then the marketability or whatever; your ability to sell videos or your ability to earn money or whatever, will follow naturally. But try to be creatively lead rather than market lead. And that's important to me."

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is an English comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for his work in the sitcoms Blackadder, Mr. Bean, and The Thin Blue Line, and the satirical sketch comedy show Not The Nine O'Clock News.


"Creativity has more to do with the elimination of the inessential than with inventing something new."

Helmut Jahn (born January 4, 1940) is a German-American architect, designer of dozens of major buildings throughout the world.


"Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better."

John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.


"Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the 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 makes a leap, then looks to see where it is."

Mason Cooley (1927 – July 25, 2002) was an American aphorist known for his witty aphorisms.


"Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open."

Thomas Robert "Tommy" Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar (6 January 1864 – 11 April 1930) was a Scottish whisky distiller who, along with his brother John Dewar, built their family label, Dewar's, into an international success.