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30 Pictures to Boost Your Creativity

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30 Pictures to Boost Your Creativity



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by Esther Litchfield-Fink




Creativity lives inside all of us. Sometimes we don’t realize that we have access to a creative force that would surprise us. We have paired some inspiring pictures with famous quotes on creativity. Let these inspire you to find the creative genius within.

jobs

“Creativity is just connecting things.” – Steve Jobs

demi

“Creativity is what helps me escape a lot of my inner demons.” Demi Lovato

fountain

“There is a fountain of youth: it is…the creativity you bring to your life.” Sophia Loren

matisse

“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse

heart

“When you’re heartbroken, you’re at your most creative–you have to channel all your energies into something else to not think about it.” Florence Welch

angel

“Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.” Madeleine L’engle

grafiti sun

“Creativity can release you from the limitations that the world has constructed around you; the everyday, mundane, 9-5 jail cell where everybody is waiting for the weekend to party so they can get outside of their head.” Robert LaSardo

yo yo ma

“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks.” Yo-Yo Ma

bird

“It’s impossible to explain creativity. It’s like asking a bird, ‘How do you fly?’ You just do.” Eric Jerome Dickey

girl circle

“Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” Julia Cameron

simpson

“Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn’t mean only artistic creativity, although that’s part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people.” Matt Groening

kid drawing

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” Edwin Land

pianoyanni

“Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order. When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts.” Yanni

womans legs“Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.” Jean Dubuffet

world

“Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.” Marina Abramovic

typwriter

“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

dog “dogCreative thinking–in terms of idea creativity–is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practiced and nurtured.” Edward de Bono

bluedancers

“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” Bo Bennett


children
“Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever’s in them rises to the surface in free play.” Erik Erikson

leopard dress

“The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.” Mae Jemison


birds in flight flcr
“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” Erich Fromm


Building-Relationships
“This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.” Edward de Bono

thinkerthinker

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.” Ray Bradbury

kids cooking

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” Guy Fieri


sunset
“Making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” Charles Mingus

journey

“Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results–the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process.” Elizabeth Gilbert

coffeshopparis

“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.” Dee Hock


beach
“There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” Brene Brown


dancerfemale
“Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.” Twyla Tharp

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“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.” Scott Adams

 

Featured photo credit: Duel/Ray_from_LA via flickr.com

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