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20 Quotes to Inspire Your Creative Mojo

I love quotes. I keep a growing collection of good quotes in my bullet journal.

20 creative quotesOften I’ll include an appropriate quote on a painting or in my art journal. They also inspire my blog posts and my own personal meditations. Sometimes a good quote helps me see things in a different perspective or gives me a laugh, like this one from Robin Williams.

Quotes offer bite-size wisdom and sparks of genius. My favorite quotes are always changing but the list below contains ones I come back to over and over as well as a few new quotes I came across recently in my creative reading.

My Latest Favourite Quotes

Art doesn’t reflect what we see; it makes us see. Paul Klee

Instruction for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Mary Oliver

An artist must have enough solitude and enough connection. Julia Cameron

The essential ingredients for creativity remain exactly the same for everybody: courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust — and those elements are universally accessible. Elizabeth Gilbert

Creative people are curious, flexible and independant with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play. Henri Matisse

The work of art is above all a process of creation. Paul Klee

Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them. Unknown

Your work is your own private megaphone to show the world what you believe. Simon Sinek

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou

Logic will get your from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhereAlbert Einstein

Every morning I ask myself, “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Steve Jobs

If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up. Unknown

The best and only thing one artist can do for another is to serve as an example and an inspiration. Steven Pressfield

The surest means to expertise is honoring our passions instead of stifling them. Margaret Lobenstine

That painter that has no doubts will achieve little. Leonardo da Vinci

The best way to get started is to stop talking and being doing. Walt Disney

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The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. Julia Cameron

Thinking “Here goes nothing” could be the start of everything. Drew Wagnerquotes

One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist.Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist. Stephen Hawking

There you have it…

A collection of quotes to get help you let go of ‘stuck’, throw out perfection and get your creative mojo humming again. If you’ve got a favourite quote or two, why not share them in the comments so they can inspire all of us.

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