21 Creativity Quotes: Creative change leaders and educators weigh in on the role of creativity

“Today, the world belongs to category creators – those who can do what artists and designers have always done: create something that others never knew they
needed but can’t live without.”
Daniel Pink

 “The arts are no longer ornamental. They’re fundamental.”
Daniel Pink

 “When I see our country’s stagnation and economic woes, I cannot help but think that we need a creative revolution that is embraced by business and endorsed by government and educators alike.”
Larry R. Thompson

 “Traditional thinking is not working. I contend that creative and innovative thinking is one of the most – if not the most – critical success factors needed for employees and businesses to succeed in the 21st century.”
Larry R. Thompson

 “In order to reclaim America’s ‘creativity’ differentiator, we must be able to provide businesses with a workforce of imaginative employees who will pave the way to a new future. It is time to transform our educational system in America to embrace and nurture creativity as a core value.”
Larry R. Thompson

 “…the freedom of personal expression, ideas and imagination, working in collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds – is what’s
needed to spawn creativity.”
Larry R. Thompson

 “Creativity is an endlessly renewable resource, and we can tap into it at any time.”
Tina Seelig

 “With enhanced creativity, instead of problems you see potential, instead of obstacles you see opportunities, and instead of challenges you see
a chance to create breakthrough solutions.”
Tina Seelig

 “Creativity allows you to thrive in an ever changing world and
unlocks a universe of possibilities.”
Tina Seelig

 “We are all inventors of our own futures. And creativity is the heart of invention.”
Tina Seelig

 “Everything you see is ripe for innovation.”
Tina Seelig

 “While the arts lie on the margins of most people’s lives, creative process is central to who we are as humans.  Learning, growth, and transformation are creative processes, and it is the act of seeing connections that
forms the heart of creative consciousness.”
Kim Hermanson

 “…enhancing creativity is not only for enrichment; it’s a vital resource for meeting the challenges and dangers, as well as the opportunities of the accelerated-change climate of the twenty-first century.”
Shelley Carson

 “Creativity pervades human life. It is the mark of individuality.  The vehicle of self-expression.  The engine of progress in every human endeavor.”
Elliot Samuel Paul

 “The construct of everyday creativity is defined in terms of human originality at work and leisure across the diverse activities of everyday life. It is seen as central to human survival, and, to some extent, it is (and must be) found in everyone.”
Ruth Richards

 “Creativity is an electrifying force that defines, shapes, and initiates new ways of being, seeing and transforming the world.”
Laine Goldman

  “In the midst of rapid technological change and global economic and social transformation, creativity and innovation have replaced physical labor and organizational bureaucracy as the key source of economic success.  Companies and communities of all sizes are looking for the ‘next big thing’ that will be the key to growth. Increasingly, economic development experts agree that
the next big thing is creativity.”
Marcene Sonneborn

 “In a world where lifelong employment in the same job is a thing of the past, creativity is not a luxury. It is essential for personal security and fulfillment.”
Sir Ken Robinson

 “Everyone has huge creative capacities. The challenge is to develop them.
A culture of creativity has to involve everybody, not just a select few.”
Sir Ken Robinson

  “Creative thinking is more than just coming up with new ideas. It is about living life in a way that is open, authentic and curious. It is a mindset and
approach to everything we do.”
Cyndi Burnett

 “Anyone who longs for more creativity and innovation inside their organization has a fundamental job to do. They need to look carefully through the organizational processes and ferret out the places in which the implicit rule of engagement is ‘prove it.’ Fix those and you will unleash a mighty wave of positive change!”
Roger Martin

Have a quote you believe fits in this collection? Share it with me via Twitter @ QuoteJoy or on the JoyofQuotes Facebook page. For tons more creativity quotes visit: JoyofQuotes.com. Your comments are always welcome. Today’s creativity prompt is: start a conversation about creativity. Anywhere. Anytime. Just go up to someone and ask: “How are YOU creative?” or “How do YOU define creativity?” and journal (or draw out) your experience! Create a fabulous day…

Marta Davidovich Ockuly

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