Artists And Creativity Quotes

Artists And Creativity Quotes by John Updike, Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein, Jim Jarmusch, Steve Jobs, Ralph Waldo Emerson and many others.

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better.
John Updike
Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Pablo Picasso
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
Jim Jarmusch
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
A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree; or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
James Russell Lowell
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
Georgia O’Keeffe
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
Barbara Kingsolver
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Pablo Picasso
The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
Willa Cather
It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Select only things to steal that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent
Jim Jarmusch
Art is a man’s nature; nature is God’s art.
Philip James Bailey