“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
“Imagination rules the world.”
“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.”
“Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art is “to fit together” and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating – whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day.”
“There is a correlation between the creative and the screwball. So we must suffer the screwball gladly.”
“No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that others are behind the time.”
“Throwing away ideas too soon is like opening a package of flower seeds and then throwing them away because they’re not pretty.”
~Arthur VanGundy, Ph.D.
“Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.”
“Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.”
“Creativeness often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?”
“To be successful we must live from our imaginations, not from our memories.”
“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
“Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration. I make more mistakes than anyone else I know, and sooner or later, I patent most of them.”
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