“No great thing is created suddenly.” – Epictetus

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I like to collect quotes, so I want to share some of my favorite quotes on creativity, along with some pottery made by some very creative people, our students:

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” ~ Mary Lou Cook

“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.”~ Ray Bradbury

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

“The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” ~ Bo Bennett

“Let me ask you something, what is not art?” ~ Author Unknown

“An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he – for some reason – thinks it would be a good idea to give them”. ~ Andy Warhol 

“The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers” ~ Jean Piaget