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The creative urge is the demon that will not ...
by Agnes de Mille

The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate.
- Agnes de Mille

The truest expression of a people
is in its dances and its music.
Bodies never lie.
- Agnes De Mille

To dance is to be out of yourself.
Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.
This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
- Agnes de Mille

The universe lies before you on the floor,
in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers,
in your mind.
From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
- Agnes de Mille

 

Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
- Agnes de Mille

Theater people are always pining and agonizing because
they're afraid that they'll be forgotten.
And in America they're quite right.
They will be.
- Agnes de Mille

A good education is usually harmful to a dancer.
A good calf is better than a good head.
- Agnes de Mille

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The artist never entirely knows.
We guess.
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
- Agnes de Mille

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how.
The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
- Agnes de Mille

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults,
not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should
not become your dearest friend.
- Agnes de Mille

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made.
Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acting is easier - writing is more creative.
The lazy man vies with the industrious.
- William Shatner

The ultimate creative capacity of the brain may be,
for all practical purposes, infinite.
- George Leonard

Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs
in the building up of all that is good,
and energy that showers blessings upon the world.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
- Carl Sandburg

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

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players...
they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
- Arsene Wenger

Russia, France, Germany and China.
They revere their writers.
America is still a frontier country that almost shudders
at the idea of creative expression.
- James A. Michener

Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant
stimulus for a creative mind.
- Hans Hofmann

Creativity is the answer.
I always prefer the creative solution to an expensive solution.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

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

I believe that my whole creative life stemmed from
this magic hour under the stars on that hilltop.
- Ruth St.
Denis

We've had to be creative to get on the ballot.
- Kinky Friedman

Democracy cannot survive without the guidance of a creative minority.
- Harlan Stone

I got out of college and I went to get my master's
in creative writing at San Francisco State.
I was working as an actor at the Actor's Workshop,
being abused as a intern.
- Peter Coyote

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future.
You must break out of your current comfort zone and
become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
- Denis Waitley

Sometimes you know you find precious things in the
creative process that you couldn't find out of it.
- Arthur Berger

I think the older I get the more creative I get,
I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger.
- Marc Almond

The psyche of the individual is commensurate with the
totality of creative energy.
This requires a most radical revision of Western psychology.
- Stanislav Grof

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun,
and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
- Richard Branson

What drives the creative person is that we see it all.
- Wanda Sykes

When not deeply engaged in creative activities,
or numbed out by the TV, I felt empty.
My heart hurt.
I often felt hollow or as if I were some sort of wispy ghost,
barely existing.
- Judith Wright

I have learned to respect ideas, wherever they come from.
Often they come from clients.
Account executives often have big creative ideas,
regardless of what some writers think.
- Leo Burnett

I try and reduce myself to an almost blank slate and
hope to God that I am creative.
- Ben Kingsley

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative
painter than to paint a rose,
because before he can do so he has first to forget
all the roses that were ever painted.
- Henri Matisse

It's a wonderful feeling just being in this creative motif.
- Roy Ayers

Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival,
but that's exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.
- Anita Roddick

I've had so many interviews where the last question is,
Are you gay? I had to find very creative ways to say that I was gay,
but that I wasn't going to talk about it.
- Portia de Rossi

I don't really count myself as a very sophisticated businessperson.
I'm a creative artist.
All I know from business I've picked up along the way.
- Mick Jagger

As with anything creative, change is inevitable.
- Enya

I worked very hard on those movies but there was some
creative connection that wasn't being made.
- Michael J. Fox

The difference between a top-flight creative man and
the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.
- Vance Packard

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

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
- Virginia Woolf

There is such amazing talent at Disney.
My job is 100% creative, and I am very excited to creatively lead them.
- John Lasseter

I just loved being in the theatre with all those crazy,
creative people.
- Kristin Davis

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


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