“But unless we are creators we are not fully alive…Creativity is a way of living life, no matter our vocation or how we earn our living. Creativity is not limited to the arts, or having some kind of important career.”
Joseph Chilton Pearce:
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
Joyce Carol Oates:
“Keeping busy" is the remedy for all the ills in America. It's also the means by which the creative impulse is destroyed.”
Ai Wei Wei:
“I often see my cats put their toys in an area littered with obstacles, and their play becomes interesting and dramatic.”
Ai Wei Wei is talking about political obstacles, but his observation can also shed light on the obstacles that affect our work. I’ve been amazed by the creativity of people and teams when they are faced with unexpected obstacles.
What inspires you to be creative?