Creativity Quotes By Inspirational People

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

- Sylvia Plath

In 1982, Sylvia Plath won the Pulitzer Prize for Collected Poems. What work is the American poet best known for though?

The Bell Jar

Sylvia Plath is known for her novel The Bell Jar and for two of her poetry collections The Colossus and Ariel.

"Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth."

- Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi

Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Do you know what was one of the biggest influences of his poetry?


His poetry influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu literature as well.

"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."

- Pablo Picasso

Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, poet, playwright, and co-creator of Cubism. Which painting of his do you think is considered "the greatest of all time"?


Picasso's most popular surrealist painting, Guernica, is considered one of the greatest paintings of all time. “Everything you can imagine is real.”

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”

- Roy T. Bennett

Roy T. Bennett is the author of The Light in the Heart. What else does the writer enjoy sharing?

Positive thoughts

He loves sharing positive thoughts and creative insight to help make people's lives better.

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

- Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and actress. She also had an important role in the American Civil Rights Movement. What do you think her best-known work is?

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published in 1970. The book was also banned in many schools during that time.

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

- Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein developed the theory of relativity and his work influenced the philosophy of science. What is his most famous equation?

Mass-energy equivalence equation

Einstein is best known by the public for his mass–energy equivalence formula: E = mc.

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”

- Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator. Which TV series do you think he helped co-write?


He co-wrote and hosted the award-winning 1980 TV series Cosmos, which was seen by at least 500-million people worldwide.

“Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”

- Red Haircrow

Red Haircrow is a writer, educator, and filmmaker. Which awards has Haircrow received?

Best LGBT Fiction and a Rainbow Award

His novel The Agony of Joy won Best LGBT Fiction in the Global Ebooks Awards (2013) and the biography Silence Is Multi-Colored In My World was a winner of a Rainbow Award (2012) in the category Best Biography/Memoir.

“Creativity is as important as literacy.”

- Ken Robinson

Ken Robinson is an international leader in the development of innovation and human resources. Which companies has he worked with?

A lot . . .

He has worked with governments in Europe and Asia, international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, national and state education systems, non-profits, and some of the world’s top cultural organizations. Wow.

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