Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.
Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Profession: American Humorist, Writer
I have asked a lot of my emotions --one hundred and twenty stories. The price was high, right up with Kipling, because there was one little drop of something, not blood, not a tear, not my seed, but me more intimately than these, in every story, it was the extra I had. Now it has gone and I am just like you now.
One measure of how creative you are is how you respond to changes in your circumstances and environment. How flexible are you? Consider how water adapts to its environment: evaporation, condensation, snowflake, melting, flowing, goes around rocks, fills containers, etc.
The creative process involves getting input, making a recommendation, getting critical review, getting more input, improving the recommendation, getting more critical review... again and again and again.
Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
Author: Paul Valery (1871-1945)
Profession: French Poet, Essayist
The things we fear most in organizations -- fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances -- are the primary sources of creativity.
Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.
Author: Robert Wieder
It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses.
Author: Tennessee Williams (1914-1983)
Profession: American Dramatist
Some collaboration has to take place in the mind between the woman and the man before the art of creation can be accomplished. Some marriage of opposites has to be consummated. The whole of the mind must lie wide open if we are to get the sense that the
Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Profession: British Novelist, Essayist
A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.
Author: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Profession: Irish Poet, Playwright.