I’ve been devoting a lot of mental time to feeling out a plan of attack for presenting the steps of creative thinking particularly applicable to original fly creation. It’s a complicated subject to handle, but there is essential simplicity at its core.
One inspiration is to see what other people of note have to say about the topic.
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
And I found that when I built my own place and just shut the door, the creativity was endless.
Anxiety is part of creativity, the need to get something out, the need to be rid of something or to get in touch with something within.
Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
T. S. Eliot
Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.
Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience.
Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
Edward de Bono
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.
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.
Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.
Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty.
Bryant H. McGill
Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Creativity takes courage.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.
Innovation is creativity with a job to do.
Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn’t mean only artistic creativity, although that’s part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way.
My parents always pushed creativity on us, but they made it seem like the fun thing to do.
One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for granted is a powerful source of creativity.
Edward de Bono
Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.
Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they’re going to make mistakes.
Putting a stamp on things just helps you say, ‘Hey, yesterday I was there, and today I’m here.’ It’s another step forward, and it feels like another turning point and an unleashing of creativity.
Rule of art: “Can’t” kills creativity!
The chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.
You cannot ignore the creativity that computer technology can bring. But you need to be able to move between those two different worlds.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
To come to grips with creativity, I must ask creative, adventurous questions – the kind which, in all likelihood, cannot be answered.
True creativity often starts where language ends.
We have run out of creativity for children and teachers alike in the name of pushing up standards.
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.