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You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.
(Salvador Dali)

Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.
(Salvador Dali)

Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
(Henri Matisse)

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
(Michelangelo Buonarroti)

My whole life has been spent walking by the side of a bottomless chasm, jumping from stone to stone. Sometimes I try to leave my narrow path and join the swirling mainstream of life, but I always find myself drawn inexorably back towards the chasm's edge, and there I shall walk until the day I finally fall into the abyss. For as long as I can remember I have suffered from a deep feeling of anxiety which I have tried to express in my art. Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
(Evard Munch)

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
(Sylvia Plath)

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
(Albert Einstein)

I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be.
(Billy Connelly)

I have a huge, active imagination, [and] I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman.
(Claire Danes)

Always have a vivid imagination, for you never know when you might need it.
(J K Rowling)

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
(John Lennon)

You see, my good friend, how much we are the creatures of situation and circumstance, and with what pliant servility the mind resigns itself to the impressions of the senses, or the illusions of the imagination.
(Lady Morgan)

When all is said and done, monotony may after all be the best condition for creation.
(Margaret Sackville)

Success depends above all, upon people. Build relationships, teams, partnerships - and motivate people to contribute. Cultivate leadership, creativity, excellence. Listen; seek new ideas and advice.
(Ruth Scott)

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
(Albert Einstien)

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
(Dr. Karl Menninger)

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives... [and] when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.
(Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.
(Marion Woodman)

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
(James Russell Lowell)

Creativity is our true nature; blocks are an unnatural thwarting of a process at once as normal and as miraculous as the blossoming of a flower at the end of a slender green stem.
(Julia Cameron)

In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it.
(Julia Cameron)

The principle of using interactivity as a creativity-builder is not restricted to computer games. Once we become fully conscious of this principle, we can find ways to become more interactive everywhere. We can make conversations with our family and friends more interactive than they once were. The more thoughtful our questions get to be, the more interactive the conversations.
(Steve Chandler)

Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination that swirls in the depths of the mind.
(Robert Toth)

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