The best creative mind quotes are usually from creative minds.
"Use your creative mind. Give it a chance to come out and play. You will find it is unique and different from all others."
-Billie F. Mathis
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
– Joseph Chilton Pearce
''Not-knowing is the door way to all you can truly know and all you need to know''
“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.”
– Linus Pauling
"Mind evolves when creative motives are desired and pursued".
“Creativity takes courage”
“Most important ideas take a long time to evolve and they spend a long time dormant in the background…hunches need to collide with other hunches.”
– Steven Johnson
"You cannot solve the problem with the same kind of thinking that has created the problem".
"Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune."
- Jim Rohn
''One meets his destiny often on the road he takes to avoid it''.
- French Proverb
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus".
"Your billion-dollar ideas don't show up in the middle of dramatic distraction. They show up when you have the business and personal discipline to make space for your creative mind to flourish".
-Robin S. Sharma
"For every disciplined effort there's a multiple reward".
"To the dull mind, all nature is leaden; to the illumined mind,the whole world burns and sparkles with light".
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well".
"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance".
"New knowledge is of little value if it doesn't change us,make us better individuals and help us to be productive, happy and useful".
"There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen".
"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great".
"We all have two choices; we can make a living or we can design a life".
"It's the mind that make good or ill, that makes wretch or happy, rich or poor".
"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others".
"Knowledge is power, which is why people who had it in the past often tried to make a secret of it. In post-capitalism, power comes from transmitting information to make it productive, not from hiding it".
"Vision without Action is fruitless. Action without Vision is pointless. Action and Vision together can change the world".
''Why do I put myself in a position to be cast aside or not considered as I would like to? Because I am a creative mind, because I still aspire to be one.''
"The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can't make anybody believe he has it".
"Only as high as I can reach can I grow.
Only as far as I seek can I go.
Only as deep as I look can I see.
Only as much as I dream can I be".
-Karen Ravn, 1903-1970
"And they asked me how I did it; and I gave ‘em the Scripture text,
'You keep your light so shining a little in front o' the next!'
They copied all they could follow, but they couldn't copy my mind,
And I left ‘em sweating and stealing a year and a half behind".
-Rudyard Kipling, “The ‘Mary Gloster'”
''When you have a creative mind it doesn't stop going.''
“A major stimulant to creative thinking is focused questions. There is something about a well-worded question that often penetrates to the heart of the matter and triggers new ideas and insights.”
– Brian Tracy
"Creativity is not a talent; it's a way of operating."
- John Cleese
"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way".
- Edward de Bono
"Knowledge makes resources mobile. Knowledge workers, unlike manufacturing workers, own the means of production: they carry their knowledge in their heads and therefore can take it with them. At the same time, the knowledge needs of organizations are likely to change continually".
"The real issue is, how do we use technology for competitive advantage? That's where people missed out".
"Communication is human nature; knowledge sharing is human nurture".
"You have to be able to trust the information that you receive to be the best that can be sent to you, and those that send it to you have to be able to trust that you will use the information in an appropriate manner".
-Buckman Laboratories Statement on Trust
"With everything else dropping out of the competitive equation, knowledge has become the only source of long-run sustainable competitive advantage, but knowledge can only be employed through the skills of individuals. The value of an individual's knowledge depends upon the smartness with which it is used in the entire system".
“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the
more you have.”
― Maya Angelou
“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected”.
– William Plomer
"Knowledge is the beginning of practice; doing is the completion of knowing".
-Wang Yang-Ming, 1498
"We are shifting to a knowledge-based economy. ... Expect turbulence, surprises, chance. That's what revolution brings".
"To attain 100, 300, 500 percent improvements, you can't do the same thing better. You have to do something fundamentally different and, in the process, your business will be fundamentally transformed".
-Stan Davis and William Davidson, 2020 Vision
"The best way to predict the future is to create it".
“The mark of the creative mind is that it defies a part of what it has learned.”
– Ludwig von Mises
"Human beings have an infinite ability to create knowledge. Add the convenient fact that unlike conventional assets, knowledge grows when it is shared and you have the most powerful features, which will change how we manage in the Knowledge Era".
"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another".
-Luciano de Crescenzo
"Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums who can't and those in cemeteries."
- Everess Dirksen
"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards."
- Anatole France
"The art of a people is true mirror to their minds."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads."
- Erica Jong
"The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working."
- Ernest Newman
"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a capture of environment you first find yourself in."
- Mark Caine
"Whether you are a success or failure in life has little to do with your circumstances; it has much more to do with your choices."
- Nido Quebin
"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words, it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"If one advances in the direction of his dreams, one will meet with success unexpected in common hours."
- Henry David Thoreau
"Deep change requires us to take into account the diversity, opinions, consensus, and conflict present in relationships. Dialogue is the process by which a community's broad-reaching needs can be met."
"There is no such thing as merely surviving or maintaining the status quo in business. As in the organic world, there is only growth and decay, and growth is the business of business".
-Isay Stemp, Corporate Growth Strategies
"You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction".
"If you bring the appropriate people together in constructive ways with good information, they will create authentic visions and strategies for addressing the shared concerns of the community".
-David Chrislip, Center for Creative Leadership, Collaborative Leadership
"The computer will smash the organizational pyramid. We created the hierarchical, pyramidal managerial system because we needed it to keep track of people and things people did; with the computer to keep track, we can restructure our institutions horizontally".
-John Naisbitt, Megatrends
''The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it's to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they're valued''.
"Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes".
-Peter Senge, “Sharing Knowledge”
“Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives . . . most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity . . . when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.”
– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"There is no one definitive creative path. There are many ways to be creative – not only intuitive ways but organized, logical ways, too."
"Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself."
- Denis Waitley
“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.”
– Chuck Palahniuk
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