Quotes about Creativity

"Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago ?"

Bernice Bowles "Fitz": Fitz-Gibbon (1894–1982) was an American advertising executive and a pioneer in retail advertising.

"He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries."

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"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

Ayn Rand (February 2 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.

"Innovation is creativity with a job to do."

John Emmerling (-) author and 'innovational speaker'

"CREATIVITY is thinking up new things. INNOVATION is doing new things."

Theodore Levitt (March 1, 1925, Germany – June 28, 2006, USA) was an American economist and professor at Harvard Business School. He was also editor of the Harvard Business Review and an editor who was especially noted for increasing the Review's circulation and for popularizing the term globalization. In 1983, he proposed a definition for corporate purpose: Rather than merely making money, it is to create and keep a customer.

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

Arthur Koestler (5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983) was a Hungarian-British author and journalist.

"There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish."

Warren Gamaliel Bennis (born March 8, 1925) is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies.

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."

Erich Seligmann Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist.

"Creative without strategy is called 'art.' Creative with strategy is called 'advertising."

Jef I. Richards (-) is an expert in advertising and public policy issues related to marketing communications.