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


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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Molly Lansdowne

Molly Lansdowne

Contributing Editor at Peaceful Dumpling
Contributing Editor Molly Lansdowne lives in Boston, Massachusetts. In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and traveling around New England. Follow Molly on Pinterest @bostonvegan and Instagram @molly_lansdowne.
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