Please note: This article was originally posted on one of my former blogs; it was transitioned to this website on March 5, 2017. Graphics may still reflect the name of the former website.

In today’s post, I thought I’d share ten inspiring quotes for creatives. Sometimes we need a few encouraging words to pull us through a slump.

If you find these quotes helpful, they’re pin-ready, so feel free to share them on Pinterest.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quote

“…alas for those who never sing but die with all their music in them.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes

Einstein Quote

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

-Albert Einstein

Langston Hughes Quote

“An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.”

-Langston Hughes

Creative Thinking - Nancy Brown Quote

“Creative thinking serves as a catalyst; it inspires us to engage in conversation and analysis, and to assess all that might be possible.”

-Nancy Brown (American Heart Association)

Sandip Quote

“Creative isn’t the way I think. It’s the way I live.”

-Paul Sandip

Zora Neale Hurston Quote - Dreams

“The dream is the truth.”

-Zora Neale Hurston

Everybody is a Genius - Einstein

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”

-Albert Einstein

George Nelson Design Quote

“Good design, like good painting, cooking, architecture or whatever you like, is a manifestation of the capacity of the human spirit to transcend its limitations. “

-George Nelson

Maya Angelou Quote

“You can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more you’ll have. “

-Maya Angelou

Action-Tim Fargo Quote

“An ounce of action can crush a ton of fear. “

-Tim Fargo

What’s your go-to quote when you need that extra little push? I invite you to share it with us in the comments section below.

Ten Inspiring Quotes for Creatives


  1. great quotes! pinned 🙂

    • Thanks, Edira!

  2. I love these! I work in marketing and am always trying to foster an environment for creative thinking. I also have a blog, and was in a slump over it today — these were inspiring! Thanks for sharing! Pinned!

    • Thanks Karen! And you’re very welcome. I think positive words go a long way, so I was hoping these graphics would help uplift others. I wish you the best with your blog. I loved your “Stroller for Sale” poem!

  3. I especially love the Maya Angelou one: “You can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more you’ll have.” They are all great though! Thank you for posting these!

    • You’re welcome, Bonnie. Yeah, that’s one of my favorites as well. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. poetic definitely! i wish more people spoke like this in our time. just hearing the words soothe you!

    • Yes, they sure do. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Priscilla.


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