It’s been hard to stay focused lately, I know that. And it’s been even harder to get yourself into a creative state of mind.
However, one thing I am trying to do is to make sure my attitude is right. Isn’t that the most important thing when it comes to creating and being creative?
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That being said, I gathered a collection of quotes about creativity that inspire and motivate me. Enjoy:
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have. – Maya Angelou
Comparison kills creativity. There is room for you. Nobody can do it with your voice, with your experience, with your insight. – Karen Walrond
Ideas come from everything. – Alfred Hitchcock
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun. – Mary Lou Cook
Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it. – Madeleine L’Engle
So go on, get angry. But keep your mouth shut and go do your work. – Austin Kleon
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. – Vincent van Gogh
Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. – Andy Warhol
I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline. – Duke Ellington
If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. – Hilary Mantel
Which quote makes you want to go back to work?
Let me know what motivates you!