Creative Quotes

After ‘Manic,’ I had a handful of radio hits and I think people probably would have expected me to – and I would have expected myself actually – to go in that direction and continue wanting to make music that is performing commercially in that same way. If I want to sustain myself and give […]

Sometimes there is a thin line between creative tension and erratic behavior. Since human beings are immensely complex and adaptable, no one can be completely predictable.

At that instant he saw, in one blaze of light, an image of unutterable conviction, the reason why the artist works and lives and has his being – the reward he seeks – the only reward he really cares about, without which there is nothing. It is to snare the spirits of mankind in nets […]

Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.

Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.

The person who can combine frames of reference and draw connections between ostensibly unrelated points of view is likely to be the one who makes the creative breakthrough.

Confidence in nonsense is a requirement of the creative process.

All men are not creative equally.

The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity.

In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?