15 Design and Creativity Quotes to Live By

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creativity-quotesIt’s no secret that the creative process can sometimes hit a brick wall.

With that in mind, here are 15 creativity quotes to get your left side of the brain working again. No matter what artistic medium you favor, the written word, design or graphics, inspirational quotes from those creative geniuses that came before us always helps to jump-start the imagination.

Whether you are writing that next great (why not?) Super Bowl Ad or creating a killer logo for your client, it’s only human to need a little encouragement. When you’re feeling like there are no fresh ideas left in your head, look for inspiring design quotes to uplift your spirits and give you a fresh outlook.

Feast your eyes and wits with these famous quotes that we’ve gathered for your inspiration:

“The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.”

-Marty Neumeier

“The chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.”

-Pablo Picasso

“Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.”

-Tate Linden

“Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”

-Charles Mingus

Design is about making things good (and then better) and right (and fantastic) for the people who use and encounter them.

-Matt Beale

“First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it.”

-David Ogilvy

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

-Walt Disney

“When you are stuck, walk away from the computer and draw. It will teach you how to see.”

-Gerard Huerta

“Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance.”

-Jon Franklin

“Art is the lie that reveals the truth.”

-Pablo Picasso

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

-Mark Twain

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”

-Leo Burnett

“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.”

-David Ogilvy

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

-Scott Adams

And our favorite:

“Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.”

-T.S. Eliot

Getting started on a new project is never easy. Don’t let your apprehensions get the best of you, embrace them and move on to create amazing works. Take inspiration from those you admire and break through that brick wall to realize your true potential. We know these inspirational quotes will help – they helped us!
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