10 Inspiring Quotes to Spark Your Creativity

Hey, you there. You’re infinitely creative, did you know that? I hope you can be encouraged today in your creativity. Many authors have played a role in how I view creativity and how I view myself. These nine creativity quotes have helped shaped what creativity means to me. When reading quotes like these, I always get a sense of wonder for the human muscle of creativity, a muscle that can always be strengthened and stretched.

10 Inspiring Creativity Quotes


9 Quotes on Creativity to Inspire & Encourage You Today


“That place of your deepest creativity—that place inside of you that can be a bit dark and stormy and confusing and hard to look at sometimes—this is where all of your potential for human kindness, genius, innovativeness, connectedness, child-likeness, imagination, curiosity, generosity, neighborliness, and love come from.”

– Allison Fallon

“Don’t say you are not creative – the God who created the universe lives inside of you.”

– Hayley Morgan and Jess Connolly

“Any talent that you have, but do not use, becomes a burden.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

“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.”

– Steve Jobs

“If I am not actively creating something, then I am probably actively destroying something (myself, a relationship, or my own peace of mind).

– Elizabeth Gilbert

“Nature, of course, connects us back to that innate sense of having been created – of order and beauty and humility.”

– Shauna Niequist

“You may not be the first to say it, write it, create it, or believe it—but you saying it may be the first time someone finally hears. Yes, someone else can say it better, but that doesn’t mean you can’t say it too. Throw out your inhibitions and spin around in this crazy world of recycled ideas. There is nothing new to say. Say it anyway.”

– Emily P. Freeman

“Habit is the bed of creativity. So tuck yourself in.”

– Stephen King

“There is no way to make the creative process not messy. Creativity, by its very nature, is about moving from chaos to clarity.”

– Allison Fallon

“I want to say to all the creatives who have been taught to believe who you are is not enough for this world, taught that a life of art will amount to nothing, know that who we are, and what we do is life. When we create, we are creating the world. remember this, and commit.”

– Nayyirah Waheed

I love stopping for a moment and letting words marinate in our minds and heart. I hope you find some time today to seek inspiration for your creative pursuits.

Who inspires you to be creative?