Stuck In A Rut? These 10 Creativity Quotes Will Help You Feel Motivated Again

July 28, 2017

Feeling uninspired? Soak up these creativity quotes and summon your muses.

Creativity Quotes

Lately, I’ve been in a major creativity slump. This is natural, of course, since creativity ebbs and flows depending on factors like season and circumstance. Still, I feel my best when my imagination is in overdrive and I’m excited to share myself with the world.

Whenever I’m lacking inspiration, I turn to quotes as a means of motivation. There’s something about a good quote that never fails to lift my spirits; I think it’s because it’s so resonant, and as a reader, I feel as if it was written especially for me.

No matter how you create–whether you’re a writer, actor, singer, artist, lawyer, or doctor–I think at least one of these creativity quotes will speak to you.


“Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.” -Julia Cameron

“Art is sort of an experimental station in which one tries out living.” -John Cage

“Creativity is a crushing chore and a glorious mystery. The work wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” -Oscar Wilde

“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” -Albert Einstein

“That’s the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you.” -Ray Bradbury

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.” -Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” -T.S. Eliot

“At the edge of madness, you howl diamonds and pearls.” -Aberjhan

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Which of these creativity quotes inspires you?

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always stay inspired!