Creativity Quotes

I believe that creativity is a product of intelligence. I don’t believe that creative work can be produced by fools, dullards, or mediocre people, except in the rarest of accidents. Creativity is a product of desire, thought, experience, experimentation and inner conviction. Taken together, these five qualities imply intelligence and commitment.

I say to myself, go on seeking, be glad for being sensitive, be glad you’re able to go beyond the resistance inside you. It is our resistance to what we experience that makes creativity possible. So don’t get rid of resistance like that by going around it or trying to eliminate it. Our own limitations put up strong resistance, but it’s because of that that we are creators

The misfortune of a young man who returns to his native land after years away is that he finds his native land foreign; whereas the lands he left behind remain for ever like a mirage in his mind. However, misfortune can itself sow seeds of creativity. —- Afterword to “Hothouse” Brian Aldiss