The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

To have read the greatest works of any great poet, to have beheld or heard the greatest works of any great painter or musician, is a possession added to the best things in life. Algernon Charles Swinburne

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. Antoine De Saint-Exupery

We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance. Benjamin Disraeli

The pen is mightier than the sword. Bulwer-Lytton

Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. Charles Caleb Colton

The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer Charles F. Kettering

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creative. Charles Mingus

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! Dr. Seuss

There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination. Edmund Burke

If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. Edward Hopper

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. Ernest Hemingway

There is no friend as loyal as a book. Ernest Hemingway

One must also accept that one has uncreative moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass. Etty Hillesum

In music the passions enjoy themselves Friedrich Nietzsche

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. George Kneller

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henri L Bergson

You cannot step twice into the same river; for other waters are continually flowing in. Heraclitus

We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies – in the minds of those closest to the work. Jack Welch

The only limits are, as always, those of vision. James Brought

There is nothing that cannot be achieved by firm imagination. Japanese proverb

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better. John Updike

An avalanche begins with a snowflake. Joseph Compt

The mind of man is capable of anything because everything is in it, all the past as well as the future. Joseph Conrad

The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration. Marcus T. Cicero

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has. Michelangelo

The man who has no imagination has no wings. Muhammad Ali

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up. Oliver Wendell

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun. Pablo Picasso

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. Pablo Picasso

Without music, life is a journey through a desert. Pat Conroy

Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar. Percy Bysshe Shelley

There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius is that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates. Samuel Johnson

Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle
Those who wish to sing, always find a song. Swedish Proverb

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.Thomas Carlyle

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make. Truman Capote

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. Victor Hugo

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh

To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower… hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour… William Blake

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true. William Inge

If music be the food of love; play on. William Shakespeare

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