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Thought for the Week

Creativity is scary, confusing, messy, fraught with mistakes…and what you were made for.

“Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” ~T. S. Eliot

“Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse

“Creativity–like human life itself–begins in darkness. Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage.” ~Julia Cameron

“The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shape, and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name.” ~William Shakespeare

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” (See God’s creation of humans below. ;>) ~Scott Adams

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) “And then he created humans in his own image.” (Genesis 1:27)

“Creativity is not a talent, it’s a way of operating.” ~John Cleese

Now, go forth and multiply!

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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23 Responses to Creativity

  1. ejstoo says:

    As long as one isn’t making the same mistakes over and over 🙂 Then that’s called a decision.

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  2. YSD BLOG says:

    Hey, do you mind if I ask when did you start blogging

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  3. Great quotes! I’ve always found my connection with God is stronger when I’m creating something.

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  4. Leap-of-faithing this week!

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  5. kinge says:

    Powerful quotes

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  6. I’ve never heard that Shakespeare quote. Lovely.

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  7. Great collection of quotes, Mitch. I once knew a few but have forgotten them, but one I hope to never forget was made by my brother — “I forget if I remember that or not!” Been busy working on a book lately so not much blogging. Never thought I would ever run out of things to say until I began the book of memories. Maybe some day I’ll share some of that but just not sure anyone sane would want to read them.

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  8. revruss1220 says:

    AMEN! Just the fortification I needed today. Thanks, Mitch!

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  9. pastorpete51 says:

    I have never heard of Scott Adams, but I love the quote. It reminds me of Michaelangelo chipping away all the marble to reveal the Pieta underneath.

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  10. #hood says:

    is fantasy island your favorite series with mr roake

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  11. Not only does creativity take courage, life in general often does.

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  12. jboelhower says:

    I enjoyed the quotes… partly because my son and I have started a podcast titled The Creative Moment (6 episodes so far). We discus creativity in our lives. My son is a photographer and I am a writer (you know that). So the quotes just hit on some of the things we have talked about. Fun post!

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  15. cjstarlight says:

    Never heard these quotes, especially the Shakespeare one. They are inspirational


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