16 Inspirational Creative Process Quotes

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Get here the best inspirational quotes about the creative process.

Quotes About Creative Process

1. “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ― Thomas Mann

2. “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

3. “A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” ― Graham Greene

4. “First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.” ― Octavia Butler

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5. “Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.” ― Ray Bradbury

6. “To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.” ― Truman Capote

7. “The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.” ― Blaise Pascal

8. “The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.” ― Marcel Duchamp

9. “When the creative impulse sweeps over you, grab it. You grab it and honor it and use it, because momentum is a rare gift.” ― Justina Chen Headley

10. “The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

11. “You can’t make a fan of everyone. Stay true to your story, characters, music, art or whatever it is you do and fuck everyone else who doesn’t like it. Life isn’t perfect.” ― Ann Marie Frohoff

12. “Writing fiction, especially a long work of fiction can be difficult, lonely job; it’s like crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a bathtub. There’s plenty of opportunity for self-doubt.” ― Stephen King

13. “Find what gave you emotion; what the action was that gave you excitement. Then write it down making it clear so that the reader can see it too. Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over.” ― Ernest Hemingway

14. “To express yourself in a creative way you don’t need structure you need an empty mind.” ― E’yen A. Gardner

15. “If we allow our “high creativity” to remain alive, we will never be bored. We can pray, standing in line at the super market. Or we can be lost in awe at all the people around us, their lives full of glory and tragedy, and suddenly we will have the beginnings of a painting, a story, a song.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

16. “Trust the creative process. You are a walking, breathing mass of possibilities and potential.” ― Donna Goddard