Inspirational Quotes for Creatives

by | Inspiration

Whether you are a painter,  a photographer or a crafter these quotes should spark you with a reason to carry on and remember why you should never let anyone walk on your creativity with dirty shoes!

“To live a creative life we must loose our fear of being wrong” ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity” ~ Charles Mingus

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” ~ Thomas Merton

“Every artist was first an amateur” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Art is anything that you can get away with” ~ Andy Warhol

“Great art picks up where nature ends” ~ Marc Chagall

“Being creative is not a hobby; it is a way of life” ~ Unknown

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser” ~ John W. Gardner

“Creativity takes courage” ~ Henri Matisse

“Art is the most intense form of individualism that the world has known” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” ~ Pablo Picasso

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one” ~ Stella Adler

“Play always, as if in the presence of a master” ~ Robert Schumann

“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life” ~ William Faulkner

“Life is a work of art. If you don’t like what you see paint over it” ~ Unknown

“An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision” ~ James Whistler

“Anyone who says you can’t see a thought simply doesn’t know art” ~ Wynetka Ann Reynolds

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep” ~ Scott Adams

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one” ~ Charles Horton Cooley


And… last but not least, here are some of our favorite quotes. If you want to share these awesome quotes on social media drop your email address below and we will send you a zipped file of the below images and some extras.



1. As long as I have a Cretaive outlet

2. Creativity is a wild mind and a creative eye

3. Talent works - genius creates

5. Creativity is Intelligence having fun

6. Do something creative every single day

7. Creativity is Contagious - Pass it on


Gemma Louise Kimpton

Gemma Louise Kimpton

Founder, A Place for Creation

Founder of A Place for Creation & Creator of 'My Creative Business Planner' + designer of awesome websites for creative businesses.


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