The right creativity quote
can "open up doors" for you.
Here are some really good ones!

Yes, the right creativity quote can open up doors for you.

So, to help you along in your efforts in music-making, I've assembled some of the most favorite and effective quotes from people who are universally regarded as being knowledgeable about creativity. Starting with a TED conference video by perhaps the foremost current source of creativity quotes: Prof. KEN ROBINSON:

Wasn't that excellent? I hope that this talk has inspired you to go forward and fill the world with your creations.

So now, as promised, below you may find just the right creativity quote you are looking for.

Please read, enjoy and be inspired:


Let's start with a one of my most favorite creativity quotes, from a person who is NOT generally thought of as a "creative artist". Yet, I think you'll agree that this does describe creativity in a nutshell:

"There are those who see things as they are and ask: "Why?",
I dream of things that never were and ask:
"Why not?".

~ Robert F. Kennedy

-- and more:

"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” — Albert Einstein

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." - Albert Einstein

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

“Life is trying things to see if they work.” – Ray Bradbury

"The key question isn't "What fosters creativity?" But it is why in God's name isn't everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything." - Abraham Maslow

"The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry. He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944

"To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower... hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour..." - William Blake

"I remembered a story of how Bach was approached by a young admirer one day and asked, 'But Papa Bach, how do you manage to think of all these new tunes?' 'My dear fellow,' Bach is said to have answered, according to my version, 'I have no need to think of them. I have the greatest difficulty not to step on them when I get out of bed in the morning and start moving around my room.'" - Laurens Van der Post

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl

"We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance." - Benjamin Disraeli

"It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all." - Edward de Bono


This last creativity quote, by Edward De Bono, points up a key concept; That is that "editing" &/or "self-criticizing" your ideas and inspirations before they even have a chance to see the light of day, is incorrect.

"If creativity is a kind of "energy", then my advice would be to let it flow, as energy was meant to do [as long as the ideas do not include harming or damaging someone or something]. The "channeling" and editing of this energy occurs afterward. But you need the raw material first."

In any case I trust that you have enjoyed, and will be able to use at least one creativity quote out of these, and if not, we have ANOTHER page following this one!

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The first TED talk by Mr. Kenneth Robinson is also fertile ground for a creativity quote!

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