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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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All the lies and evasions by which man has nourished himself -- civilization, in a word is the fruits of the creative artist. It is the creative nature of man which has refused to let him lapse back into that unconscious unity with life which characterizes the animal world from which he made his escape.
~ Henry Miller - [Creativity]

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An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.
~ Man Ray - [Creativity]

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Creation is a drug I can't do without.
~ Cecil B. De Mille - [Creativity]

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Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy-the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
~ Norman Podhoretz - [Creativity]

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I do not seek, I find.
~ Pablo Picasso - [Creativity]

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I understood that all the material of a literary work was in my past life, I understood that I had acquired it in the midst of frivolous amusements, in idleness, in tenderness and in pain, stored up by me without my divining its destination or even its survival, as the seed has in reserve all the ingredients which will nourish the plant.
~ Marcel Proust - [Creativity]

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Ideally a painter (and, generally, an artist) should not become conscious of his insights: without taking the detour through his reflective processes, and incomprehensibly to himself, all his progress should enter so swiftly into the work that he is unable to recognize them in the moment of transition. Alas, the artist who waits in ambush there, watching, detaining them, will find them transformed like the beautiful gold in the fairy tale which cannot remain gold because some small detail was not taken care of.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke - [Creativity]

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It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create.
~ John Saxe - [Creativity]

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It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
~ W. Somerset Maugham - [Creativity]

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One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
~ Carl Sandburg - [Creativity]

 

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