Creative Mind Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old creative mind quotes, creative mind sayings, and creative mind proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.     

Carl Jung

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.     

Albert Einstein

Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.     

Hans Hofmann

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.     

Antony Jay

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.     

George Kneller

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.      

Anna Freud

The mind is the most capricious of insects — flitting, fluttering.     

Virginia Woolf

But it seems an irony of creation that man's mind knows how to handle things the better the farther removed they are from the center of his existence. Thus we are cleverest where knowledge matters least....     

Hermann Weyl

A creative person is someone who imagines what other people cannot. Their value to us lies in expanding our own possibilities. Walls fall. We break out.     

Jeanette Winterson

Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots.     

H.P. Lovecraft

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.     

Mel Brooks

Give your mind a job to do, or else it will find a job to do, and you might not like the job it invents.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

Creative minds don't follow rules, they follow will.     

Amit Kalantri

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the imagination is worth a thousand pictures.     

J.E.B. Spredemann

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: a human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him, a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create - so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.     

Pearl Buck

The mark of the creative mind is that it defies a part of what it has learned.     

Ludwig Von Mises

It is perhaps typical of very creative minds that they hit very large nails not quite on the head.      

Marshall McLuhan

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.      

Pearl S. Buck

In our willingness to step into the unknown, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.      

Deepak Chopra

The creative mind doesn't have to have the whole pattern-it can have just a little piece and be able to envision the whole picture in completion.      

Arthur Fry

All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only on the full use of our creative imagination.     

Ruth Ross

When the creative mind is unleashed and understands its true nature, it's unlimited. There's nothing you cannot do.     

Byron Katie

The way of a creative mind is always positive, it always asserts; it does not know the doubts which are so characteristic of the scientific mind.     

Naum Gabo

The creative mind is as delicately balanced as the needle trembling in a compass; the presence of antagonistic metal deflects it instantly.     

Grace S. Richmond

Being a creative mind, you have to examine who you are every day.     

Riccardo Tisci

The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stupendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe.     

Napoleon Hill

The creative mind is the playful mind. Philosophy is the play and dance of ideas.     

Eric Hoffer

It isn't a hunch but the subconscious mind, which is the creative mind, at work. That is the mind which makes artists do things without their knowing how they came to do them. Perhaps with me it was the cumulative effect of a lot of little things individually insignificant but collectively powerful.     

Jesse Livermore

When you have a creative mind it doesn't stop going.     

Alison Moyet

Creative minds are rarely tidy.     

John William Gardner