Creativity Sayings and Quotes

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

A good book praises itself.      

German (on books and writers)

A good spectator also creates.      

Swiss (on art and creativity)

A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion's claw.      

English (on books and writers)

A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.      

Greek (on books and writers)

A picture is a poem without words.      

Latin (on art and creativity)

A picture's worth a thousand words.      


A thousand artisans, a thousand plans.      

Chinese (on art and creativity)

All the world's a stage.      

William Shakespeare

Even the best song becomes tiresome if heard too often.      

Korean (on art and creativity)

Even the best writer has to erase.      

Spanish (on books and writers)

Every age has its book.      

Arabic (on books and writers)

Every picture tells a story.      


Great ideas are the fuel of progress.      


Great minds think alike.      


If you believe everything you read, better not read.      

Japanese (on books and writers)

Imagination is more important than knowledge.      

Albert Einstein

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.      

Charles Caleb Colton

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself but talent instantly recognizes genius.      

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Men willingly believe what they wish.      

Julius Caesar

Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.      


Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds.      

George Eliot

Quality, not quantity.      


The sight of books removes sorrows from the heart.      

Moroccan (on books and writers)

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.     

Steve Jobs

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

Edward de Bono

Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.     

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Creative thinking - in terms of idea creativity - is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured.     

Edward de Bono

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity      

Charles Mingus

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas      

Donatella Versace

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things      

Ray Bradbury