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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.



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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

 —Scott Adams

The problem is never how to get new innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.

—Dee Hock

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 secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

 —Albert Einstein

Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.

 —George Lois

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird — that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple complicated is commonplace — making the complicated simple, awesomely simple — that’s creativity.

 —Charles Mingus

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original; whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

—C. S. Lewis

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

 —Herman Melville

The process of writing, any form of creativity, is a power intensifying life.

 —Rita Mae Brown

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

 —Antony Jay

Yes, of course [this age] is materialistic, but the only way to counteract it is to create spiritual things. Don’t worry yourself about the materialism too much. Create and stir other people to create!

—Robert Frost

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