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Creativity Quotes by Mind Map: Creativity Quotes

1. There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time. Coco Chanel

2. creative potential

2.1. creative will

2.1.1. Every time we say Let there be! In any form, something happens. Stella Terril Mann

2.2. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

2.3. You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou

2.3.1. A body at rest will stay at rest and a body in motion will stay in motion, unless acted on by a force. Newton’s first law of motion

2.4. creative recovery

2.4.1. Make your own recovery the first priority in your life. Robin Norwood

2.5. “Of all the gifts we have as humans, the one that stands out, giant-like above all the rest, is our ability to be creative. It is responsible for all the progress we enjoy today.” ~Sidney Parnes

2.5.1. It turns out that creativity isn’t some rare gift to be enjoyed by the lucky few—it’s a natural part of human thinking and behavior. In too many of us it gets blocked. But it can be unblocked. And unblocking that creative spark can have far-reaching implications for yourself, your organization, and your community. Tom Kelley



3.1.1. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. Sylvia Plathus

3.2. FEAR

3.2.1. What you think about most grows in your brain. Don’t let that be fear and doubt. Nina Pearse “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” ~Dale Carnegie

3.2.2. “To live a creative life we must let go of our fear of being wrong.” “When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.” ―Wayne Dyer


3.3.1. “Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. If an inferiority is conscious, one always has a chance to correct it. Furthermore, it is constantly in contact with other interests, so that it is continually subjected to modifications. But if it is repressed and isolated from consciousness, it never gets corrected.” – Carl Jung

3.4. The chief enemy of creativity is good sense. Pablo Picasso

3.5. There are two dogs fighting in your head. A good dog and a bad dog. Which one will win? The one you feed the most.

4. adventure


5.1. “Being successful and fulfilling your life’s purpose are not at all the same thing; You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the worlds standard and still miss your purpose in this life.” ― Rick Warren

5.1.1. “You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense.” ― Rick Warren

5.2. Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

5.2.1. “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” ―Margaret Atwood



6.1.1. Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney Company “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” Stephen Hawking

6.1.2. Curiosity propels us to pay careful attention, to wrestle with tough issues, to listen more closely. Curiosity makes us better parents, better leaders, better friends. Nina Pearse If too few opportunities for curiosity are available, if too many obstacles are placed in the way of risk and exploration, the motivation to engage in creative behaviour is easily extinguished. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


6.2.1. If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. Ken Robinson You have enough. You do enough. You are enough.

6.2.2. Self doubt is like a flat tyre in your cycle race of creativity and innovation. Nina Pearse

6.2.3. DO YOU KNOW HOW AMAZING YOU ARE?! Belief in your creative capacity lies at the heart of innovation. Thomas Kelley


6.3.1. Attitude Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. Imam Ali

6.3.2. You can’t be a creative thinker if you’re not stimulating your mind, just as you can’t be an Olympic athlete if you don’t train regularly. Sir Ken Robinson I believe that if we all understood what creative power we have and spent a little more time exercising our creative muscle, together we could solve every problem facing our world today. Nina Pearse

6.3.3. Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare. Angela Duckworth Grit

6.4. HOPE

6.4.1. Learn the craft of knowing how to open your heart and turn on your creativity. There’s a light inside of you. Judith Jamison We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic. Susan Jeffers


6.5.1. Creativity takes courage. Henri Matisse Creativity plus courage plus action, equals miracles. Celia Falkenberg


6.6.1. Innovation starts with ownership Bobby Beckmann, Forbes


6.7.1. Why should we use our creative power? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money. Brenda Ueland



6.9.1. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. Sir Ken Robinson Approach learning with curiosity, hope… even joy! Positive emotions help us to understand, assimilate and remember more. This is not wishful thinking, it’s neuroscience. Nina Pearse



7.1.1. Intuition/ inner widsom Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is strengthened by doing it. Robbie Gass

7.1.2. “Whitespace is the thinking time, the strategic pause that’s in between the busyness. Whitespace is the oxygen that allows everything else to catch fire.” - Juliet Funt Eckhart Tolle On Stillness: Where Creativity and Solutions To Problems Are Found | Merce Cardus

7.1.3. Wisdom comes with the ability to be sill. Just look and listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions. Eckhart Tolle


7.2.1. FOCUS “Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate, and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” - Paul Coelho “Concentration is at the crux of all human success and endeavour.” - Dandapani

7.2.2. “You might not even realise it but all the input you are getting on any given day is causing you a considerable amount of stress. “ - Jim Kwik


7.3.1. I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. Albert Einstein Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it’s the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardising in the way we educate our children and ourselves. Sir Ken Robinson Doors are for people with no imagination. Derek Landy



7.5.1. The magic of connecting dots is that once you learn the techniques, the dots can change but you’ll still be good at connecting them. Seth Godin Sir Richard Brandson’s mantra, that runs through all his companies, is A-B-C-D. (Always Be Connecting Dots). Your mind wants to connect the dots but you need to have the dots in there in the first place. Nikki Bush Everything in some way connects to everything else. Leonard da Vinci


7.6.1. Any problem can be made clearer with a picture, and any picture can be created using the same set of tools and rules. Dan Roam


7.7.1. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead People who have creative confidence make better choices, set off more easily in new directions, and are better able to find solutions to seemingly intractable problems. They see new possibilities and collaborate with others to improve the situations around them. And they approach challenges with newfound courage. Tom and David Kelley


7.8.1. Mind mapping is a technique based on memory and creativity and comprehension and understanding, so when the student or a child uses the mind map, they are using their brain in the way their brain was designed to be used, and so the mind helps them in all learning and cognitive skills. It simply helps them in what the brain does naturally. Tony Buzan Mind-mappers are taking our information democracy to the next stage... while we’ve gone a long way towards optimizing how we use information, we haven’t yet done the same for knowledge… OneNote and a new generation of ‘mind-mapping’ software can also be used as a digital ‘blank slate’ to help connect and synthesize ideas and data—and ultimately create new knowledge. Bill Gates

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