Friday, 8 June 2012

Other People's Words

Sometimes I just like to read what other people have to say about creativity. Knowing that others have thought and pondered the same questions and have come up with their own unique perspective is inspiring and encouraging. Here are a few of my favourites:

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

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

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein (Applies to creating too!)

“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.” –  Linda Naiman

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook

“You write your first draft with your heart and you re-write with your head. The first key to writing is to write, not to think.” — Sean Connery

“It seems to be one of the paradoxes of creativity that in order to think originally, we must familiarize ourselves with the ideas of others.” — George Kneller

Next time, I'll use my own words now that I've delved into others' ideas.

1 comment:

  1. I have a variation on that Sean Connery quote from Hemingway - 'write drunk, edit sober'. Ha. He has a point!
    Maya Angelou's is particularly true.