25 Inspiring Quotes for Creative People

I find one of the most effective solutions to feeling unmotivated or disinterested in what I’m doing is to read a couple of inspirational art quotes from others who have been and done it.

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As most of the Red Lemon Club readership are people in the creative industries (though of course every single one of these wise quotes could be used by anyone), I’ve picked out a handful of encouraging quotes that always make me feel more creative and undoubtedly better having read them.

A creative who enjoys talking about shaving.

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“I don’t think there’s any artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing.” – Francis Ford Coppola

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. After a while, it seemed obvious to them. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” – Steve Jobs

“I think an artist’s responsibility is more complex than people realize.” – Jodie Foster

Always do your best. You will reap the benefits of what you plant now. Og Mandino

Knowledge is less important than imagination. – Albert Einstein

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Creativity is about not being afraid of failure. Edwin Land

You can instantly free up a corner in your brain to unleash your creativity. Dee Hock

Art is the most extreme form of individualism the world has ever known. Oscar Wilde

Art is not something that every true artist can produce. – Carroll O’Connor

Creativity is the ability to let go of certainties. Gail Sheehy

Artists cannot fail, it is impossible to fail. – Charles Horton Cooley

Our mind is ruled by fear and the weeds continue to grow in our garden. Take them out and name them. Sylvia Browne

Artists don’t get paid forHis labor but forHis vision. James Whistler

Can you picture what I would do if given the chance? – Sun Tzu

I love nonsense. It wakes up my brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities. – Dr. Seuss

Sometimes imagination will take us to places that we have never been before. Without imagination, we are doomed to fail. Carl Sagan

The imagination is man’s power over nature. – Wallace Stevens

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Believe in yourself Have faith in yourself! A humble, but fair confidence in your capabilities is essential for success and happiness. Norman Vincent Peale

Would you like to know more about yourself? Don’t ask. Get active! You will be defined and defined by your actions. – Thomas Jefferson

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. Guess what they have in mind forWhat? It’s not much. – Jim Rohn

If you’ve got a talent, protect it. – Jim Carrey

Your imagination is your guide, not your past. – Stephen Covey

It’s always too early to quit. Norman Vincent Peale

It is better to do small things than plan great ones. Peter Marshall

Which are your favorite quotes about art and creativity? Comment below!

Editor’s note: This is a refreshed and republished post originally published on May 10th, 2012


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