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    creativity Quotes

    That's creativity in a nutshell. A messy tug-of-war with imagination to erase that feeling that nothing really matters anyway.
    — Zoe Whittall
    I've always really been interested in the Pygmalion myth and both what it has to say about creativity and what it has to say about relationships between men and women.
    — Zoe Kazan
    I don't fight creativity. I don't fight against not being creative. If I'm not being creative, I'm not forcing it.
    — Ziggy Marley
    Creativity is essential to any kind of joyful living. Sometimes I act, sometimes I draw, I paint, I write poems. I can't imagine living without it.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    Malevitch discovered abstraction as an experimental principle that can propel creative work to previously unheard levels of invention; this abstract work allowed much greater levels of creativity.
    — Zaha Hadid
    I mean, I understand that Scrubs was my big break, but sooner or later you have to move on. I've already directed a movie, which received very good reviews, so it just seems much more important to me now. I feel that in order to better foster my creativity as an actor and director at this point, I need to be surrounded by other talented, artistic individuals, instead of just goofy comedians.
    — Zach Braff
    tags: movie  creativity 
    Science, in all its greatness, is still subject to human creativity. It starts the first moment a child tries to reach up and grab at the clouds. Soon, the child learns that his own hands cannot reach the sky, but his hands are not the limit of his potential. For the human brain observes, considers, understands, and adapts. Locked within the mind is infinite possibility.
    — Yukito Kishiro
    To foster creativity, I think a little pressure can be good, but stress isn't good. Knowing that you have a defined window of time and you're going to dedicate your attention to it is a positive - but you can't think of it as needing a track that's going to change your life.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    As an artist, let the creativity be the priority as often as you can, even though we all understand that there are bills to pay. My favorite artists are those who have always kept a strong creative image and their vision for their art at the forefront.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    You want inspiration to come in a natural way and let it happen when it's going to happen. The last thing you want is this ghost looming over you saying "it has to be good" - remember that feeling of loving what you do, and don't let the business aspect murder that. It takes away the creativity for me.
    — Yukimi Nagano
    I really feel that artists or musicians are controversial people. Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity. If people are not doing that, they're not artists - they're artisans.
    — Yoko Ono
    Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: nature  creativity 
    I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically. Back in the 1960s, I was calling for 'Unfinished Music,' number one, and number two, with my artwork - I was taking unfinished work into the gallery. And that's how I was looking at it.
    — Yoko Ono
    I think people place limitations on each other and on ourselves. There is a great fear of expressing ourselves, of making creativity happen.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: fear  people  creativity 
    Creativity is innate and it manifests itself in so many forms. It needs to come out somehow or it destroys you in some way.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: creativity 
    Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks.
    — Yo-Yo Ma
    tags: risk  passion  creativity 
    My ideas and creativity are the sources of inspiration for me.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    tags: ideas  creativity 
    Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order. When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts.
    — Yanni
    The greatest things in life - truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion -are already inside us, and they're all free.
    — Yanni
    A dancer must have tremendous personality. A God like Christ and even a godman like Rajneesh had some personality. Combination of talent, dedication, creativity and being emotive is imperative. A coupling of these four qualities with technique is essential. Monotony is deterrent as it regards your style and I notice today, that new dancers perform in a startlingly similar fashion.
    — Yamini Krishnamurthy
    Creativity is an ode to life. It is not a form of entertainment. It is a form of joy.
    — Wynn Bullock
    tags: joy  creativity 
    Creativity is the firing of my soul.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: soul  creativity 
    The very function of creativity, of the elaboration of the human condition only enlarges the human spirit and, I mean, as a writer I don't want to read political literature all the time. It would be terribly boring and, you know, abrasive, but just reading the insights, you know, partaking of the insights of a writer into phenomena, into society, into human relationships, both on a micro level and on a macro level, is already a function.
    — Wole Soyinka
    I do not believe that it is necessarily the duty of the writer to give a voice to his community. If a writer is true to his vocation, to his or her vocation, the very process of creativity enlarges these human horizons. It provides insights, even when you're not writing, when your writing's not dealing with a concrete political situation.
    — Wole Soyinka
    I think most writers would like a quiet space, complete isolation, in which they control their own time. Spaces of creativity in which there's very little interruption.
    — Wole Soyinka
    As you get drawn more and more into other activities, like political activities, very demanding, you have to find different rhythms of writing; I think that's the word I'm looking for, rhythms of creativity which then, of course, become very intense. I think your writing then tends to be very intensified simply because there are other demands which seem equally important.
    — Wole Soyinka
    I'm inspired by other people's creativity, just seeing things happen and wondering where they come from. That gets my mind going. Even if it's just wanting to know how something works.
    — Wiz Khalifa
    tags: work  seeing  mind  creativity 
    I was very happy, I think part of the point of this creativity is to do something that helps you in a cathartic sense.
    — Winston Graham
    tags: help  creativity 
    The last adventure left on this planet is creativity because we've been everywhere. There's not much left to explore. But there's a lot of exploration left in the human imagination.
    — Wim Wenders
    We have to work under the assumption that the things that we fought hard for to protect women will be under assault, and we have to bring all our creativity and our energy to bear to preserve those things, no matter who is in the White House.
    — Willie Parker
    tags: work  women  energy  creativity 
    Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life.
    — William Shatner
    tags: key  energy  creativity 
    And I enjoyed the celebrity and the creativity that was involved in Star Trek.
    — William Shatner
    There is a time and a place for creativity.
    — William Redington Hewlett
    tags: time  creativity 
    Without change, there is no innovation, creativity or incentive for improvement
    — William Pollard
    Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.
    — William Pollard
    Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
    — William Plomer
    tags: power  creativity 
    These unwritten amenities have been in part responsible for giving our people the feeling of independence and self-confidence, the feeling of creativity. These amenities have dignified the right of dissent and have honored the right to be nonconformists and the right to defy submissiveness. They have encouraged lives of high spirits rather than hushed, suffocating silence.
    — William O. Douglas
    We see a world of abundance, not limits. In the midst of a great deal of talk about reducing the human ecological footprint, we offer a different vision. What if humans designed products and systems that celebrate an abundance of human creativity, culture, and productivity? That are so intelligent and safe, our species leaves an ecological footprint to delight in, not lament?
    — William McDonough
    But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
    — William Julius Wilson
    The seven principles of Kwanzaa - unity, self-determinat ion, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith - teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism.
    — William J. Clinton
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