18 creativity quotes to live by that inspire us to live better, create more, and be true to ourselves and goals.
Updated January 2023
These quotes are here to inspire you to live better, create more, and be more true to yourself and your vision. They can also remind us to nurture our children’s creativity.
Some refer to children’s creativity specifically, but most are more general.
Be sure to bookmark this page to make it easy to refer to when you need a little creative inspiration for yourself or as a parent.
Kids Art and Creativity Quotes
“Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.”Sydney Gurewitz Clemens
“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.”Loris Malaguzzi
“A child’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.”Dorothea Brande
“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
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”Maya Angelou
“The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing or right doing.”Angeles Arrien
“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.”Ananda Coomaraswamy
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”Mary Lou Cook
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”Albert Einstein
“Creative isn’t the way I think, it’s the way I like to live.”Paul Sandip
“A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world.”Hans Hofmann
“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”John Mason
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”Albert Einstein
“Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.”Arthur Koestler
“Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.”Abraham Maslow
“Being creative is not a hobby, it is a way of life.”Author unknown
“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.”Henry David Thoreau
“Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment.”MaryAnn F. Kohl
More Ideas About Parenting, Children, and Creativity
- The Best Parenting Quotes for Parents to Live By
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