Creativity Quote by Maya Angelou
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18 Inspirational Creativity Quotes to Live By

18 Creativity Quotes To Live By

Creativity quotes can inspire us to live better, create more, and be more true to ourselves and our visions. They can also remind us to nurture our children’s creativity.

I’ve often posted quotes about creativity and art on Facebook and on Instagram and they have been some of the most popular shares in both places. So I thought I’d pull some new ones together in a blog post to make it easy to refer to when you need a little creative inspiration for yourself or as a parent.

18 Creativity Quotes

Some of these quotes refer to children’s creativity specifically, most are more general. All are great.

Kids Art and Creativity Quotes

Kids Art and Creativity Quote

“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.”

Sydney Gurewitz Clemens
Creativity Quote by Loris Malaguzzi

“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible.  No one can do more.”  

Loris Malaguzzi
Creativity Quote by Dorothea Brande

“A child’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.”

Dorothea Brande
Creativity Quote by Bill Hewlett

“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

Creativity Quotes for Everyone, Young and Old

Creativity Quote by Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou
Creativity Quote by Angeles Arrien

“The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right doing.”  

Angeles Arrien
Art Quote by Ananda Coomaraswamy

“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.”

Ananda Coomaraswamy
Creativity Quote by Mary Lou Cook

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

Mary Lou Cook
Imagination Quote by Albert Einstein

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Albert Einstein
Creativity Quote by Paul Sandip

“Creative isn’t the way I think, it’s the way I like to live.”

Paul Sandip
Creativity Quote by Hans Hofmann

“A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.”  

Hans Hofmann
Creativity Quote by John Mason

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

John Mason
Creativity Quote by Albert Einstein

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

Albert Einstein
Creativity Quote by Arthur Koestler

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

Arthur Koestler
Creativity Quote by Abraham Maslow

“Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.”

Abraham Maslow
Creativity Quote by Unknown

“Being creative is not a hobby, it is a way of life.”

Author unknown
Creativity Quote by Henry David Thoreau

“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.”

Henry David Thoreau
Art Quote by MaryAnn F. Kohl

“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.”

MaryAnn F. Kohl

How about you? Do you have a favorite creativity quote?

I’m always (always!!) looking for 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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  • Reply
    Nelly Fielding
    September 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Hi! of course I love your page and thank you for sharing with the world everything you have. I wish to tell you that having cut your Christmas “origami” st. Many cultures, especially the Mexican one practice artful paper cutting. In Japan, they have accepted an American Japanese fold and cut tradition and call it kirigami, So cut away. my fellow crafters. :)

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    Kayci Dudson
    January 26, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Thank you for this great page…
    I have some quotes for you!
    – ‘Creativity takes courage’ Henri Matisse
    – ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done.’ Nelson Mandela
    – ‘There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.’ Milton Glaser

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    April 13, 2018 at 5:40 am

    Thanks for these developing, inspirational, motivational quotes. thank you for sharing

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    Josephine Israel
    July 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    My quote is “Children are the most creative beings that ever existed” -Phinny Israel

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    Jyoti Anthony
    July 31, 2018 at 5:27 am

    “Creativity is as important in education as literacy.” – Sir Ken Robinson

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    outof thebox
    September 5, 2018 at 4:19 am

    your arts and crafting is really amazing it is ver benefical for kid because crafting is a important part of a education

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    Ritika Patel
    May 20, 2019 at 10:22 am

    You really have made nice points for children to motivate and also do creative work.It very helps.

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    June 19, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for these creatives quotes, great collection. I also like the following
    “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” Ayn Rand

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    March 28, 2020 at 2:01 am

    Those quotes are very inspiring Thanks for making such kind of post.

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    July 8, 2020 at 7:07 am

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    August 14, 2020 at 6:15 am

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    September 12, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    I really love this selection of creativity quotes!

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    Monika Jacob
    November 24, 2020 at 12:10 am

    References to creativity quotes an important role in improving lives and motivating people, thanks for this great motivational post.

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    Kiersten Owings
    February 11, 2021 at 11:22 am

    I am interested in using one of your images to promote my art activity. I would like your permission to use an image for the website.

    Thank you

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