Creative People Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old creative people quotes, creative people sayings, and creative people proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Creative people are 50% ego and 50% insecurity. Lee Clow
Habitually creative people are prepared to be lucky. E. B. White
Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities. Criss Jami
The most creative people are motivated by the grandest of problems that are presented before them. Neil deGrasse Tyson
What makes creative people tingle are interesting problems, the chance to impress their friends, and caffeine. Alex Steffen
As creative people, we should be really conscious of being of service in our work, being as generous as we can. Jami Attenberg
Creative people should always be striving, they should always be hungry, they should be looking for the next place to go. Mel Brooks
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. Steve Jobs
If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Truly creative people care a little about what they have done, and a lot about what they are doing. Their driving focus is the life force that surges in them now. Alan Cohen
There is a notion that creative people are absent-minded, reckless, heedless of social customs and obligations. It is, hopefully, true for they are in another world altogether. Mary Oliver
The hallmark of creative people is their mental flexibility... Sometimes they are open and probing, at others they're playful and off-the-wall. At still other times, they're critical and faultfinding. And finally they're doggedly persistent in striving to reach their goals. Roger Von Oech
All creative people want to do the unexpected. Hedy Lamarr
With creative people, truly new horizons open up. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Creative people have to be fed from the divine source. Dag Hammarskjold
Creative people see Prometheus in a mirror, never Pandora. David Brin
Everything that creative people think and do is from the heart. Deepika Padukone
Creative people are notoriously the slowest to adopt new technology. Robert Rodriguez
Creative people neither like to be possessive nor like to be possessed. Amit Kalantri
All creative people hate mathematics. It's the most uncreative subject you can study. Alec Issigonis
Creative people tend to pass the responsibility for getting down to brass tacks to others. Theodore Levitt
Unfortunately, creative people are at their most creative when writing their autobiographies. Steven Pinker
Creative people are curious, flexible, and independent with a tremendous spirit and a love of play. Henri Matisse
Creative people must entertain lots of silly ideas in order to receive the occasional strokes of genius. Marshall Cook
Only when creative people take ownership of cosmic discovery will society accept science as the cultural activity that it is. Neil deGrasse Tyson
To creative people, the compendium of the white man's dialect are unfashionable, because their creations are more than what the tongue could say. Michael Bassey Johnson
Creative people do not belong in the university because the process is antithetical to the analytical process so necessary for proper scholarship. Rita Mae Brown
Creative people are all there, totally immersed, fascinated and absorbed in the present, in the current situation, in the here-now, with the matter-in-hand. Abraham Maslow
The most creative people have learned to tolerate the slight discomfort of indecision for much longer and so, just because they put in more pondering time, their solutions are more creative. John Cleese
It is the function of creative people to perceive relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expressions that seem utterly different, and to be able to connect the seemingly unconnected. William Plomer
The truly creative people tend to be outliers. Nolan Bushnell
If the rules of creativity are the norm for a company, creative people will be the norm. Jim Gilmore
Creative people need strong encouragement. Fennel Hudson
Creative people need time to just sit around and do nothing. Austin Kleon
The most creative people have this childlike facility to play. John Cleese
All too often, when creative people pick out someone else's creative work as an inspiration, what they end up with is very, very far from the original. Samuel R. Delany
There is something special when creative people get together. Joy Mangano