Quotes on Creativity, RSS

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    Real artists ship.

    Steve Jobs, meaning that while making Great things is important, it is even more important to actually produce things that can be delivered to people.
     
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    If anyone hates it, do more.

    Andy Warhol
     
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    I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

    Woody Allen
     
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    I do the movies just for myself like an institutionalized person who basket-weaves. Busy fingers are happy fingers. I don’t care about the films. I don’t care if they’re flushed down the toilet after I die.

    Woody Allen
     
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    When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.

    Anais Nin
     
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    A cleric who loses his faith abandons his calling; a philosopher who loses his redefines his subject.

    Ernest Gellner
     
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    His peculiar gift was the power of holding continuously in his mind a purely mental problem until he had seen it through.

    John Maynard Keynes, on Isaac Newton
     
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    Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    Discipline sets you free.

    Mike Murray, Apple Computers, on design
     
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    The best way to complain is to make things.

    James Murphy
     
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    Don’t talk to their minds; talk to their hearts.

    Nelson Mandela
     
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    Each person has a very specific purpose; you’re given all the tools you need.

    Tom McCallum, White Standing buffalo, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     
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    Don’t draw the curtain too soon; there is always an encore or fourth act.

    Joci James, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     
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    Q. Do your children [Connor, 15, Cassius, 10, and Cyrus, five] like your work? A. Yeah, they love it. I’ve always tried to build in a “wow” factor, because when I was growing up I remember being blown away by the natural history museum in Leeds. There were these stuffed Bengal tigers and tanks with fish in them, and I wanted to make art like that. Art is childish and childlike. Brancusi said: “When we are no longer children we are already dead.”

    Damien Hirst
     
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    Quantity has a quality all of its own.

    Stalin (rumoured)
     

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