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Dimitri Shostakovich Quotes and Sayings

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A creative artist works on his next composition because
he was not satisfied with his previous one.
- Dimitri Shostakovich

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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 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

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

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

The reason I dislike talking about the creative process
is that I do have a creative process that is a winner and it's a sure thing.
- Garth Hudson

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

It is the mystery of the creative act that something
other than our conscious self takes over.
- Arthur Erickson

To me, it's all about opening all the doors and getting
people to be not only prolific,
but creative and having control of their music.
- Eric Brown

And unless you have that sense of being creative,
people think you're just working all the time.
- Jackie DeShannon

The creative act is like writing a letter.
A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write
a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it.
- Lukas Foss

Theories of evolution must provide for the creative
acts which brought such theories into existence.
- Michael Polanyi

I am tapping into a place in you that is unexplored,
and very dangerous, but I think essential to the creative life of an artist.
- Brandon Boyd

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

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

Artie is a singer, and I'm a writer and player and a singer.
We didn't work together on a creative level and prepare the songs.
I did that.
- Paul Simon

I think it's bad to talk about one's present work,
for it spoils something at the root of the creative act.
It discharges the tension.
- Norman Mailer

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

Creative people who have made their seemingly most
self-indulgent artistic whims into a career.
- Steve Purcell

Always think that in any area of the arts,
you get maybe ten percent of people who are creative,
original...
and the rest are generally following on,
copying.
- Hugh Hopper

Well, remember that we were all members of the Association
for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
- Joseph Jarman

My goal was, and still is, to write first,
direct my own stuff whenever possible and control my own creative destiny.
- Jeff Probst

The universe is dynamic.
When we are creative, we are the most alive and in touch with it.
- Brad Dourif

A truly creative person rids him or herself of all
self-imposed limitations.
- Gerald Jampolsky

When I went to college I took a creative writing class
and decided in a week to be a writer.
- David Guterson

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

Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation,
but it can no longer be creative itself.
- Kenzo Tange

Technology is us.
There is no separation.
It's a pure expression of human creative will.
It doesn't exist anywhere else in the universe.
I'm rather sure of that.
- David Cronenberg

Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right,
or better.
- John Updike

I think my Buddhist practice has a profound influence
on my life and encompasses my creative projects.
- Duncan Sheik

Creative genius is a divinely bestowed gift which is
the coronation of the few.
- Margaret E. Sangster

There's room for everybody on the planet to be creative
and conscious if you are your own person.
If you're trying to be like somebody else,
then there is isn't.
- Tori Amos

So every creative act strives to attain an absolute status;
it longs to create a world of beauty to triumph over
chaos and convert it to order.
- Rowan D. Williams

I've never been good in the financial and business arenas.
I handle the creative side of things.
- Daryl Hannah

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.
- W. Eugene Smith

There is the great creative part of it.
The writing is the best part.
- Cynthia Weil

Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community,
improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth,
and builds the creative skills that are required of
a 21st century workforce.
- Gavin Newsom

Anyone who has that weird volition to become an actor
probably has a weird volition to do lots of other creative things -
to write,
to play music, to paint, to cook.
- Minnie Driver

It's got to be weird to sit in an office all day and
deal with these creative types without having any idea
of what they do or how they do it.
- Ron Livingston

Creative comedy is like growing geraniums in a mine field.
- Jerry Stiller

For me, just being on the cover of a magazine wasn't enough.
I began to think, what value is there in doing something
in which you have no creative input?
- Elle Macpherson

Every creative act is a sudden cessation of stupidity.
- Edwin Land

Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes,
with culture.
But music was my first contact with anything creative.
Music is it, as far as I'm concerned.
- Martin Freeman

First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius.
Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are.
Third, leave them to go get on with it.
- David Ogilvy

I cling to the fantasy that I could have done something more creative.
Like actually writing a script, or writing a book.
But the awful truth is that I...
probably can't!
- Hugh Grant

It's not enough to tell people to be creative;
they need to know how,
and what to create.
- Jim Gilmore

It is important to make your own stuff.
Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not
stop involving yourself as a creative person.
- Ajay Naidu

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

Writing is truly a creative art - putting word to a
blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged
story rife with character and plot.
- William Shatner

Irish is the prominent nationality in the family,
but beyond that, I really don't know.
I see a lot of artistic or creative influence coming
through on my mother's side.
- William Wiley

All creative people want to do the unexpected.
- Hedy Lamarr


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