Best Art and Creativity Quotes for Children & Adults

Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage -- Greate QUOTE

“Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage, since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past wisdom and authority.” -Bill Hewlett

Feel free to substitute “frustrating” for “endearing” in the quote above, as the situation warrants. I know I do. But either way I know that questioning is a good thing overall—just not necessarily when they’re questioning me. :) Okay, I digress.

I just wanted to share another of my favorite creativity quotes today and decided, also, to include some of my other favorites that I’ve posted in the past.

So this is a bit of a round up of some of the best creativity quotes. I’m always (always!!) looking for other good quotes and find them incredibly inspiring, so if you have one or more to add to the list, please add the comments! THANK YOU!

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“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook

You Were Born an Original. Don't Die a Copy. -John Mason

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” – John Mason

The Art of Mothering is to Teach the Art of Living to Children -Heffner

“The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.” -Elaine Heffner

Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge -Einstein

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Art is as Natural as Sunshine and as Vital as Nourishment. -MaryAnn F. Kohl

“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.” -MaryAnn F. Kohl

Albert Einstein Creativity Quote

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Thoreau Imagination Quote Sm

“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

You Can't Use up Creativity Quote Sm

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

Art Takes Nature as its Model -Aristotle

“Art takes nature as its model.” – Aristotle

Logic versus Creativity Quote

“Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Einstein

Do you have any favorite art or creativity quotes to add to the list? If so, please add it in a comment!


I’d like to add a recent one from my seven-year-old daughter: “Artful Parent has the BEST ideas! Those kids are soooo lucky to have her as a mom!”
(this was prompted by a winter-season flurry of art activities taken from your site. THANK you for adding fun and creativity back to my home.)

Oh! So glad for this post! I was just thinking today how much I admire your quotes and was looking on your pintrest boards to see if you had a link to your lovely stash of them. One of my most favorite ones of yours recently is the one about giving your kids roots and wings. Love that!

Hello! This is an amazing post. I am sure that the art means a lot for children as it improves their imagination. Kids can express their world with playing some instrument, dancing, drawing, singing etc. And i think that all parents have to think of their child attending an art school. I’ve published an article about art in my blog and want to share:

One of my own.
Design is a quest through the mind and a battle of conceptual ideas for creative victory – Abdel-Aziz Abouloukme

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