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18 Inspirational Creativity Quotes to Live By

by Jean Van't Hul
December 4, 2022
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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

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
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
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
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
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
 Quote by Paul Sandip

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

Paul Sandip
Quote by Hans Hofmann

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

Hans Hofmann
quote by John Mason

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

John Mason
Quote by Albert Einstein

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

Albert Einstein
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
Quote by Abraham Maslow

“Almost all creativity requires purposeful play.”

Abraham Maslow
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

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