7 Quotes on Creativity

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Buddhism, in essence, is about creativity. It teaches our future is created by us. We are the architects. Not chance or something outside of us. Here are seven inspiring quotes on creativity.

1. “Great art is created only through diligent and painstaking effort to perfect and polish oneself.” —Daisaku Ikeda 

2. “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” —William Shakespeare (Hamlet, Act 4, Scene 5)

3. “I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.” —Frida Kahlo 

4. “Don’t play what’s there; play what’s not there.” —Miles Davis

5. “The vibrations of the artist’s spirit set off similar vibrations within our hearts. This is the essential experience of art. It is a shared feeling that links the creator and the viewer, transcending boundaries of time and space.” —Daisaku Ikeda (Victorious Teen, p. 126) 

6. “I have a note on my full-length mirror that says, ‘There is not enough time for hating yourself. Too many things to make. Go.’” —Tavi Gevinson

7. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.” —Maya Angelou

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