33 Motivational Quotes by Famous People That Will Unleash Your Creative Genius

Sometimes everyone needs a little inspiration. Whether you are a writer starting an Instagram blog, an artist working on an exhibition or a self-made entrepreneur, there will be times that you feel stuck. It is important to overcome this block and keep working on your project. These quotes will remind you what creativity is about and motivate you to reach for more.

1. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm”. – Winston Churchill

2. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”.  – Thomas A. Edison

3. “Victory is not always winning the battle…but rising every time you fall.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

4. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents”. –  Bob Ross

5. “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt”. – Sylvia Plath

6. “Replace fear with curiosity”. – Steven Spielberg

7. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down”. – Kurt Vonnegut

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

9. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw

10. “The courageous do not lie down and accept defeat. Instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.” – Queen Elizabeth II

11. “If you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill

12. “The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” – Henry Ford

13. “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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

15. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

16. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

17. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”– Vincent van Gogh

18. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

19. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain

20. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

21. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun

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

23. “Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”– Bruce Garrabrandt

24. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.”  Maya Angelou

25. “I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline.”-  Duke Ellington

26. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”  – Aristotle

27. “Every artist was first an amateur”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

29. “The creative adult is the child who survived.” – Ursula LeGuin

30. “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

31. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

32. “Rational thoughts never drive people’s creativity the way emotions do.”-  Neil deGrasse Tyson

33. “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” – Carl Jung

These quotes are an inspiration to stay productive and creative in any sphere. Find your passion and work on it as much as possible. Do not be afraid to fail and rise again. Embrace the fact that there is no perfection, but it is always great to aim for it. 

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