Everything you can imagine is real.
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
Vincent Van Gogh
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth-century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months, or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
It's about contrasts. It's about contrasts. It's about contrasts.
Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
We are not artists or poets. We are artisans and craftsmen. Our products solve problems. They do not hang on museum walls.
In every work of genius, we recognize our once rejected thoughts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.
There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.
When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Edwin H. Land
Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Mary Lou Cook
Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.
The artist in me would love to write a poem and try every possiblily to arrange words into a uniquely interesting way. The business side of me says first, I need something to write about.
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Vincent Van Gogh
Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.
Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off… They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.