Regardless of if you consider yourself creative, you are.
Whether it’s writing a novel, painting, cooking a meal, constructing spreadsheets, or starting (and maintaining) a family, everything you do is a form of creation.
You never cease creating the life you are living.
Regardless of your occupation or feelings about you being creative, there is something here for all of us in these quotes.
01. “Why would you think the first idea would work?” – Rob Bell
02. “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves” – Carl Jung
03. “We surrender the outcomes because we cannot control how people are going to respond to us and our work in the world.” – Rob Bell
04. “What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” – Samuel Johnson
05. “The first draft of anything is shit.” – Ernest Hemingway
06. “Seek the opposite of the obvious. Don’t skim the surface, taking things at face value. Rather, peel back the skin of life to find the hidden, the unexpected, the seemingly inappropriate– in other words, the truth.” – Robert McKee
07. “If you start believing in your greatness, it’s the death of your creativity.” – Marina Abramovic
08. “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” – Henry David Thoreau
Want to see a compilation of my favorite quotes and passages? Here is an ever-growing list. Enjoy!