My parents always pushed creativity on us, but they made it seem like the fun thing to do.
– Gwen Stefani
Faith is almost the bottom line of creativity; it requires a leap of faith any time we undertake a creative endeavor, whether this is going to the easel, or the page, or onto the stage – or for that matter, in a homelier way, picking out the right fabric for the kitchen curtains, which is also a creative act.
– Julia Cameron
Obviously, Kanye and I are very different in the way we express ourselves publicly. He’s so passionate… about art, about culture, about creativity. And he’s really good at it. And that honesty manifests itself in ways that are not politically correct, not socially acceptable sometimes.
– John Legend
I started homeschooling when I was 13. I wasn’t really doing the social media thing yet; I didn’t have any fans, but I knew that public school wasn’t the place for me. It was draining my creativity, and so both my parents supported me in being homeschooled, and they really gave me a chance to focus on getting good at guitar.
– Jacob Whitesides
What distinguishes a great mnemonist, I learned, is the ability to create lavish images on the fly, to paint in the mind a scene so unlike any other it cannot be forgotten. And to do it quickly. Many competitive mnemonists argue that their skills are less a feat of memory than of creativity.
– Joshua Foer
Just as there are moments when the words flow and it feels like the easiest job in the world, there are many more when I think I have nothing to say, and my journalism training taught me that writing is a job, that you write whether you are inspired or not, and that the only way to unlock creativity is to write through it.
– Jane Green
I grew up in what you might call a relentlessly creative household. We were given art supplies, music supplies… Our mother knew enough to get us started and then stand back and not meddle. My parents never said to us, ‘Don’t you think you’ll need something to fall back on?’ They acted as though creativity was completely normal.
– Julia Cameron