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True creativity often starts where language ends.

Author: Arthur Koestler (1905-1983)

Profession: Hungarian Born British Writer

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

Author: Arthur Koestler (1905-1983)

Profession: Hungarian Born British Writer

Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.

Author: Ray Kroc (1902-1984)

Profession: American businessman, Founder of McDonalds

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.

Author: Edwin H. Land (1909-1991)

Profession: American Scientist, Inventor of the Polaroid Camera & Co.

The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

Author: Edwin H. Land (1909-1991)

Profession: American Scientist, Inventor of the Polaroid Camera & Co.

Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.

Author: Bruce Lee (1940-1973)

Profession: Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.

Author: George Lois

Profession:

It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.

Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.

Author: Agnes De Mille (1905-1993)

Profession: American Dancer, Choreographer, Writer

Creation is a drug I can't do without.

Author: Cecil B. De Mille (1881-1959)

Profession: American Film Producer and Director

All the lies and evasions by which man has nourished himself -- civilization, in a word is the fruits of the creative artist. It is the creative nature of man which has refused to let him lapse back into that unconscious unity with life which characterizes the animal world from which he made his escape.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

There is the happiness which comes from creative effort. The joy of dreaming, creating, building, whether in painting a picture, writing an epic, singing a song, composing a symphony, devising new invention, creating a vast industry.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

The desire to create continually is vulgar and betrays jealousy, envy, ambition. If one is something one really does not need to make anything --and one nonetheless does very much. There exists above the ''productive'' man a yet higher species.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sidereal. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow. When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven.

Author: Philipus A. Paracelsus

Profession: German Physician and Chemist

Out of nothing can come, and nothing can become nothing.

Author: Persius (34-62 AD)

Profession: Satirical Poet