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23 Artful Quotes for Creative Inspiration 2023

It's a new year, which means we have a new year to imagine, to dream- to create! Sometimes, though, it can be challenging and overwhelming to get those creative juices flowing. When this happens, leaning on other creatives and intellectuals for perspective, motivation, and inspiration can help greatly.

Sometimes all it takes is a few words, a conviction, or a change of thought to route that creative path. I hope these quotes can help you shift your artistic drive and get revved up for a new year of art-making.

"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have."

Maya Angelou

"The field of creativity that exists within each individual is freed by moving out of ideas of wrong-doing orright doing."

Ageles Arrien

"The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist."

Ananda Coomaraswamy

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."

May Lou Cook

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

Albert Einstein

"Creative isn't the way I think, it's the way I like to live."

Paul Sandip

"A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotion of the arti's world."

Hans Hofmann

"You were born an original. Don't die a copy."

John Mason

"Creativity is intelligence having fun."

Albert Einstein

"Creative activity could be described as a tye of learning process where teacher and pupol are located in the same individual."

Arthur Koestler

"Almost all creativity requires purposeful play."

Abraham Maslow

"Being creative is not a hobby, it is a way of life."


"The world is but a canvas to the imagination."

Henry David Thoreau

"Art is as natural as sunshine and as vital as nourishment."

Maryyann F. Kohl

"A master artist is a beginner who kept beginning."


"The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt."

Sylvia Plath

"Making bad art is better than making no art. Go make some art!"


"Art is chaos taking shape."

Pablo Picasso

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."

Erich Fromm

"Today I shall create."


"Creativity is magic; don't examine it too closely."

Edward Alder

"I dream my painting and I paint my dream."

Vincent Van Gogh

"Let's do what we love and do a lot of it."

Marc Jacobs

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