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The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it.

Author: Edward Albee (1928)

Profession: American Playwright, Dramatist

Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.

Author: Brian Aldiss (1925)

Profession: British Science Fiction Writer

Had I been present at the creation of the world I would have proposed some improvements.

Author: Alfonso X (1221-1284)

Profession: Spanish King of León and Castile

The creative person wants to be a know -it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth -century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.

Author: Carl Ally


No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.

Author: Antonin Artaud (1896-1948)

Profession: French Theater Producer, Actor, Theorist

The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.

Author: Sholem Asch (1880-1957)

Profession: Polish-born American Writer

All works of art are commissioned in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work ''comes'' to him.

Author: W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

Profession: Anglo-American Poet

Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.

Author: Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)

Profession: British Novelist

I must create a system or be enslaved by another man s; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

Author: Edward De Bono (1933)

Profession: British Writer On Thinking Process

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.

Author: Robert Bresson (1907)

Profession: French Film Director

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.

Author: Charles Browder


The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until after having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the gems of its production.

Author: Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon (1707-1788)

Profession: French Naturalist

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.

Author: Julius Caesar (101-44 BC)

Profession: Roman Emperor

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Author: Frank Capra (1897-1991)

Profession: Italian Film Director