One of my most favorite subject is about creativity. There are many books written about how to be generate creative ideas and creativity.

These are books which you should check them out:

How To Get Ideas by Jack Foster

Jump Start Your Brain by Dough Hall

Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Techniques by Michael Michalko

creativity quotesHere are quotes on creativity which could motivate to be more creative.


“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso


“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso


“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh


“There’s a way to do it better – find it.” – Thomas Edison


“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” – Salvador Dali


A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand


“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” – Leo Burnett


“To find new ideas that work, you need to try a lot that don’t. It’s a pure numbers game.” – Robert Sutton


“You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London


“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot wrong questions.” – Antony Jay


“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


“Everybody is creative, and everybody is talented. I just don’t think everybody is disciplined.” – Al Hirschfeld


“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” – Dr. Seuss


“Imagination rules the world.” – Napoleon


“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.” – Charles Mingus


“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams


“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” – Voltaire


“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” – Edward de Bono


“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” – Donatella Versace


“To get a great idea, come up with lots of them.” – Thomas Edison


“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


“The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” –  Edwin H. Land


“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” – Charles Brower.


“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.” – Stephen Nachmanovitch


“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein


“Creativity is just connecting things.” – Steve Jobs


“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” – Pablo Picasso


“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw


“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce


“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook