Creativity Quotes

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Creativity is the trendy term for inventiveness and took a huge leap in interest because of the business world. Consequently, it was greatly influenced by it. Here below the creativity quotes of Today, often related to art.

A destructive myth

Amanda Palmer – Tim Ferriss

TM: “…Quite a few artists in different disciplines, who are afraid if they take their pain away they will not be able to create.”
AP: “Yes that is such a tyrannical and destructive myth”
-Amanda Palmer


AP: “I believed in that myth for a really long time. I was a super self-destructive self-styled artist bohemian weirdo and my teens 20s and well into my 30s and you know I still have my moments but I really bought it I was like I need to have a dangerous destructive life of sex drugs and rock and roll so I can be awesome and have great things to write about and my pain is valuable. And I feel like if you are an artist maybe if that’s the door you come in through great that’s step 1, yes your pain is valuable, good, like starting kit. Step 2, your pain is valuable to others, that’s like master level”

Washing machine metaphor

TF: “You can use your pain without always allowing your pain to use you. For using a metaphor from meditation: If experiencing your pain and being and being driven by your pain and be reactive to your pain is being inside the washing machine you can actually do a better job of seeing what is inside by zooming out 12 inches and being outside of the washing machine. And that allows you to use the content of your suffering to use the content of your pain while having a better understanding of it and being able to shape it like a sculptor so you can better wield it and impart it to other people.”
-Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art | The Tim Ferriss Show

Beau Lotto

“The heart of creativity is the ability to see differently. If you can’t see differently then there is no way you’re gonna be able to do anything differently. Which means perception is fundamental to creativity. In fact, perception is fundamental on everything that the brain does.”

Finding patterns

“First, it finds patterns in the world. Those patterns are inherently meaningless. There is nothing inherently valuable in these relationships that we discover in the world but first, we have to discover those relationships. That’s the first thing we do.”

History relationship

“The second thing is we have to add meaning to those relationships. That meaning is grounded in our history of what that stuff meant before. What we know from neuroscience is that this means when we open our eyes we never see the world as it is, we never see the information that falls into our eyes because that would be meaningless. We never, in fact, see patterns. What we see is the meaning of patterns. And that meaning is inherently grounded in our history.”

Stepping into uncertainty

“It is a very straightforward logical process of asking questions, shifting space of possibility and the brain instinctively putting to use together that actually are juxtaposed in space and time and that is the way we are creative. So the point is then what we really need to do in order to be creative is undergo an actual logical process of asking questions, stepping into uncertainty, using metaphors to explore this new space and most fundamentally challenging what we think to be true already to have an awareness of what our assumptions are.
Source ”Is creativity actually creative?” Vimeo

Creativity and suffering

Elizabeth Gilbert

“Somehow we’ve completely internalized and accepted collectively this notion that creativity and suffering are somehow inherently linked and that artistry, in the end, will always ultimately lead to anguish. And the question that I want to ask everybody here today is are you guys all cool with that idea? Are you comfortable with that? Because you look at it even from an inch away and, you know – I’m not at all comfortable with that assumption. I think it’s odious. And I also think it’s dangerous, and I don’t want to see it perpetuated into the next century.”
– Ted2009 Your elusive creative genius – Elizabeth Gilbert

Creative commons for creativity

Lawrence Lessig

“No one can do to Disney Inc. what Walt Disney did to the Brothers Grimm”

“An intellectual Commons at cultural Commons where people could freely take and build. It was a royalty-free zone. It is a culture that you didn’t need the permission of someone else to take and build upon. That was the character of creativity at the birth of the last century. It was built on a constitutional requirement that protection be for a limited time and it was originally limited 14 years in 1790, then in 1831 it went to 42, and then in 1909 it went to 56, and then magically starting in 1962, look no hands, the term expands 11 times in the last 40 years… It has been extended for existing works, not just for new works that they are going to be created but existing works.”
-Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons

Social media collaboration for creatives

Maisie Williams

“The idea of collaboration is so important within the creative industry. And as an artist, it is really easy to get quite closed off, want to protect your art, keep it to yourself, keep it locked down and not let people in. But to be successful and to grow as an artist you really have to open up. You have to let people in. You have to get that constructive criticism, that feedback, the second opinion which ultimately help you as an artist being a more open-minded person.”
-Maisie Williams about her creator-centric app Daisie

Creative thinking education

Yo Yo Ma

“Since so many people are saying, so I assume they are right, I am not sure, is that what we need in our 21st-century workforce are people who have incredible collaborative skills, who have incredible flexible ways of thinking, great imagination, and who can be innovative. Now if we have the whole population of citizens who can do those things, we all gonna have an economic crisis.

So what I am thinking about is that’s very odd because those very skills of collaboration and flexible thinking and imagination and innovative thinking is exactly what the performing art teach us.”
-Yo-Yo Ma – The Aspen Institute – Photo credit: Judith Jockel

Rutger Hauer

“If you’ve done what you need to do, you need to go bury yourself, because what else are you going to do?
I think that’s where life stops.”
-The AVC
-Photo: Alamy

Last updated: September 10, 2019 at 17:07 pm

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