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Thomas EdisonTo invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

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William BlakeI myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

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Wallace StevensIt is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur

—  Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955, American poet

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Steve JobsIt’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

HoraceI have made a monument more lasting than bronze.

—  Horace, 65-8 BC, Roman poet

Steve JobsCreativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.

—  Steve Jobs, 1955-2011, American businessman

Pablo PicassoThe chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoEvery act of creation is first an act of destruction.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoTo draw you must close your eyes and sing.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoI begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoInspiration exists, but it has to find us working.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoAh, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoWithout great solitude, no serious work is possible.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoMy hand tells me what I’m thinking.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Benjamin FranklinOriginality is the art of concealing your sources.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Albert EinsteinCreativity is intelligence having fun.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Somerset MaughamThe artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.

—  Somerset Maugham, 1874-1965, British writer

Ayn RandA creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

T. S. EliotAnxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

T. S. EliotThe last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

Carl SaganIf you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

—  Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer

Walt DisneyI do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

John KeatsThat which is creative must create itself.

—  John Keats, 1795-1821, English poet


Funny Quotes

Wilson MiznerTo steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

—  Wilson Mizner, 1876-1913, American playwright

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Movie Quotes

Frankenstein (1931)Look! It's moving. It's alive. It's alive... It's alive, it's moving.

—  from the film Frankenstein (1931)

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