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Inspiring Quotes from Creative Leaders

It’s a new year, which also means a clean slate and time to reflect and set goals for your journey ahead. If you’ve been wanting to be your best creative self but need an extra push of inspiration, you can start by taking advice from creative leaders who have made their mark by thinking outside the box. Here are some quotes on creativity, habit, determination, and the power of imagination.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

― Maya Angelou (writer, poet, performer, social activist, teacher)

“It’s very important to take risks. I think that research is very important, but in the end you have to work from your instinct and feeling and take those risks and be fearless.”

― Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief, American Vogue)

“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert (journalist and author)

“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”

― Ray Bradbury (writer)

“That’s the kind of movie that I like to make, where there is an invented reality and the audience is going to go someplace where hopefully they’ve never been before. The details, that’s what the world is made of.”

― Wes Anderson (filmmaker)

“I feel like, what’s the point of design and art if you’re not creating and thinking freely? It’s the duty of artists to dream out loud in a productive way. For me, it’s depressing if an industry based on creativity just makes decisions on a practical basis.”

― Virgil Abloh (fashion designer and entrepreneur)

“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order”

― Virginia Woolf (writer)

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”

― Andy Warhol (artist, film director, producer)

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