QotD – Is There Creativity Without Curiosity?

Leo Burnett

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people” – Leo Burnett Quote of the Day (QotD). If you spend time searching the internet for quotes about creativity, you will inevitably come across quotes, comments – even entire books – discussing how we were all artistic [...]

Quote of the Day – Matisse on Creativity

Henri Matisse Self Portrait

“Creativity takes courage. ” ― Henri Matisse A very brief quote today, but a good one.  I believe that fear is one of the primary factors that holds back creativity in our lives today.  In our home lives, we want to conform to the way society does things, the way our extended family does things [...]

Quote of the Day – Bradbury on Creativity

Ray Bradbury

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury Similar to Daniel Pink’s quote from yesterday, today’s quote reminds us that conscious thought is the enemy of creativity.  Give your unconscious mind room to breathe [...]

Quote of the Day – Abstract Thinking and Creativity

Daniel H. Pink

“Abstract thinking leads to greater creativity… But in our businesses and our lives, we often do the opposite. We intensify our focus rather than widen our view.” – Daniel H. Pink What does creativity require? Today’s quote of the day is one piece of a puzzle, but nobody would agree on how many pieces the [...]

Quote of the Day – Creativity vs…

Dilbert on Creativity

“Creativityis allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams Yesterday we discussed the definition of creativity.  Today’s post expands on that definition by including a couple of clarifications which contrast creativity, art and innovation.  Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert comic strip), has the above to say about creativity vs [...]

Quote of the Day – What is Creativity?

Betty Edwards Creativity

“Creativity is the ability to find new solutions to a problem or new modes of expression; thus it brings into existence something new to the individual and to the culture.” – Dr. Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain  To start off this week’s theme of creativity, it seemed appropriate to define [...]

Quote of the Day – Creativity for a Sunday

Stained Glass

“And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship; to make designs for working in gold and in silver and in bronze, and in the cutting of stones for settings and in the carving of wood, so as to perform in every inventive [...]

Quote of the Day – Daniel H. Pink on Creativity and Motivating Others

“Intrinsic motivation is conducive to creativity; controlling extrinsic motivation is detrimental to creativity.” – Daniel H. Pink , “Drive” Just briefly today, I wanted to throw out a quote that applies to many of us – whether we realize it or not.  In his book, “Drive:  The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”, Daniel H. [...]