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The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.
by Alan Alda

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into
the wilderness of your intuition.
- Alan Alda

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
- Alan Alda

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

 

It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am,
because the world could use a few people like that.
- Alan Alda

You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product.
Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major
in it at business school.
- Alan Alda

I wouldn't live in California.
All that sun makes you sterile.
- Alan Alda

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It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy.
It's only necessary to be rich.
- Alan Alda

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six,
but she must have shown signs of oddness before that.
- Alan Alda

I'm an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine,
I get flashes of anger.
What works for me is working out when it's useful to use that anger.
- Alan Alda

Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age:
Be fair with others,
but keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

Almost everybody that's well-known gets tagged with a nickname.
- Alan Alda

Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you.
- Alan Alda

After a while I started to think of that as an image
of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog,
which is you can't bring back anything to life.
- Alan Alda

Be brave enough to live life creatively.
The creative place where no one else has ever been.
- Alan Alda

When does she do all this thinking? We're together
all the time but she thinks deeply about things and
with feeling and she can remember the facts.
We've been married 48 years.
- Alan Alda

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another.
- Alan Alda

Begin challenging your own assumptions.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world.
Scrub them off every once in awhile,
or the light won't come in.
- Alan Alda

I'm most at home on the stage.
I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
- Alan Alda

I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me,
and I stop them, frequently, take them to court.
I love a good lawsuit.
It's fun.
- Alan Alda

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk
and by not quite knowing what you're doing.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself,
a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty,
but to go with it, to surf into change.
- Alan Alda

I've never tried to manipulate my image.
- Alan Alda

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.
Be bold.
When you embark for strange places, don't leave any
of yourself safely on shore.
Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.
- Alan Alda

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong,
gentle and good, without the world being better for it,
without somebody being helped and comforted by the
very existence of that goodness.
- Alan Alda

It makes it fun.
When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants.
Otherwise it doesn't look authentic.
So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character.
- Alan Alda

I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part.
Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part.
If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated
for being in the theater during the show.
Do they have one like that?
- Alan Alda

It's not an epitaph.
I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it.
It's a picture of somebody trying to figure things out.
I'm not trying to create some impression about myself.
That doesn't interest me.
- Alan Alda

I found I wasn't asking good enough questions because
I assumed I knew something.
I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question,
and they didn't know how to get out of it.
Now, I let them take me through it step by step,
and I listen.
- Alan Alda

It's really clear to me that you can't hang onto something longer than its time.
Ideas lose certain freshness, ideas have a shelf life,
and sometimes they have to be replaced by other ideas.
- Alan Alda

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.
- Antony Jay

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority
has made the world better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gratitude in advance is the most powerful
creative force in the universe.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement
and the thrill of creative effort.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

To live a creative life
we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

The very essence of the creative is its novelty,
and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
- Carl Rogers

To succeed, one must be creative and persistent.
- John H. Johnson

The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.
The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
- Carl Jung

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns,
do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior,
that they are so united to creative people.
- Andre Norton

My hand is the extension of the thinking process -
the creative process.
- Tadao Ando

I like the way remixes sound.
Some of them are really creative.
- Ann Wilson

Actors take risks all the time.
We put ourselves on the line.
It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words
and breathe life into them.
- Patty Duke

I've now returned to the business again because I finally
realised that I really enjoy the creative process.
- Gil Gerard

Acting isn't really a creative profession.
It's an interpretative one.
- Paul Newman

I knew that I could be more creative onstage,
to state my own case and deliver my own interpretation
of the role much more aggressively than in the recording studio.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

All creative people should be required to leave California
for three months every year.
- Gloria Swanson

I feel that my job is to create an atmosphere where
creative people can do their best work.
- John Frankenheimer

Reading, like writing, is a creative act.
If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book,
then they'll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
- Ben Okri

I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in
which the world will take pride,
a nation in which each of many different groups will
be making its own creative contribution.
- Alan Paton

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
- Anna Freud

As with anything, you need to keep your creative juices
flowing and keep the character interesting.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

Everyone in my family is in the film business;
I knew I wanted to be creative and it was important
in my family to be artistic.
- Sofia Coppola

Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary
mediocrity and colossal stupidity.
Otherwise, it was great.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere,
a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value.
For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device.
- Lawrence Lessig

But if you think you aren't creative that's cool,
too.
I think being around people who aren't creative is
kind of refreshing and nice.
- Joel Hodgson

The dynamic, creative present, however conditioned
and restricted by the effects of prior presents,
possesses genuine initiative.
- Corliss Lamont

Politics itself is so unsexy, isn't it? But when the
politics in creative works are really explored -
not used as a vehicle -
the results can be really interesting.
- Marisa Tomei


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