25 Quotes from Famous Creatives to Inspire You

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”― Pablo Picasso

“Practice what you know and it will help you to make clear
what you do not know. “― Rembrandt

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism
that the world has known. “― Oscar Wilde

“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Creativity is intelligence having fun. “― Albert Einstein

“Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish something
they will admire. “― Dale Carnegie

“A true artist is not one who is inspired,
but one who inspires others. “― Salvador Dali

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance
of things, but their inward significance. “― Aristotle

“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

“If you as a designer don’t believe in your design and don’t see it beyond
the context of the film, instead of as a real creature in a real world
then how can you expect the audience to believe it? “― Peter Jackson

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“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. “
Henry David Thoreau

“When you do things for their own sake, that’s when you
create your best work. That’s when it’s art. “― Naval Ravikant

“Our primary function is to create an emotion and our secondary
function is to sustain that emotion. “― Alfred Hitchcock

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. – Edgar Degas

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just
made something that wasn’t there before. – Neil Gaiman

Creativity takes courage. – Henri Matisse

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

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

“Think and wonder, wonder and think.” – Dr. Seuss

“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to
go after it with a club.” – Jack London

“Imagination is the beginning of creation.
You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine,
and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Replace fear with curiosity.” – Steven Spielberg

“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”
Edith Wharton

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were.
But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan

and from everyone’s favorite TV creative: 
“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross


6 responses to “25 Quotes from Famous Creatives to Inspire You”

  1. Bob Ross, and that quote!! Love all of them.. thank you.. and I am currently working on artsy Monday blog post too 🙂

  2. Your blog title caught my eye, so I had to come read it. I love great quotes and have my own list and always looking for more. Thanks for sharing yours.

    • So many quotes, I enjoy finding new one. I especially like Creativity is intelligence having fun. When we had our decorating business, I always said it didn’t seem like work because I enjoy being creative.

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