What is creativity? Use these quotes from famous people to think about what it means to be creative.

1. "Creativity is the infinite capacity that resides within you. It involves combining information with your life experiences." - Wayne Lotherington

2. "Creativity is not in the execution, but in the exploration." - John Pearson

3. "I have always felt that the highest human expression comes in our creative endeavors, those which draw upon all of our powers of imagination, intelligence, and understanding." - Armand Hammer

4. "The person who knows how to create good, new ideas and turn them into realities is the one who will prosper no matter what the future brings." - Michael Leboeuf

5. "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation" - Herman Melville

6. "Creativity in business is often nothing more than making connections that everyone else has almost thought of. You don't have to reinvent the wheel, just attach it to a new wagon." - Mark McCormack

7. "The paradox of creativity is that in order to think up new ideas we must first familiarize ourselves with the ideas of others. And those ideas form a springboard for launching our own imaginations." - Michael Leboeuf

8. "Create the possible service don't just create what the market needs or wants. Create what it would love" - Harry Beckwith

9. "Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way." - Edward De Bono

10. "Imagination is our most powerful mental facility and the creation of new ideas is at the very heart of all progress." - Michael Leboeuf

11. "Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will." - George Bernard Shaw

12. "Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything" - George Lois

13. "The thing that makes a creative person is to be creative and that is all there is to it." - Edward Albee

14. "Creativity enables people to connect seemingly unconnected things and from that connection new ideas spring forth." - Wayne Lotherington

15. "Creativity lies not in the done but in the doing." - Julia Cameron

16. "Creative people look at what can be instead of what is right now." - Donny Deutsch

17. "Creativity is being able to see what everybody else has seen and think what nobody has thought so that you can do what nobody else has done." - John Maxwell

18. "Imagination is the spark that ignites the fire of creativity." - Richard Laurence Peterson

19. "Everyone is creative, and people are working on creative ideas all the time. The problem is putting the ideas into some form. That's where it all falls apart." - Betty Edwards

20. "The ultimate joy of creativity is moving your ideas from the dream stage into the steam stage." - Jordan Ayan

21. "Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form." - Stephen Nachmanovitch

22. "'Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." - Arthur Koestler

23. "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties." - Erich Fromm

24. "The world is but a canvas to the imagination." - Henry David Thoreau

25. "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." - Joseph Chilton Pearce

Author's Bio: 

Vernon is the author of The Idea Journal: A Tool for Unleashing Your Urge to Create! Are you feeling stuck on the journey to accomplishing your goals in life? Did you know that you are only one idea away from living the life of your dreams?

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