Most creatives, if not all, experience ruts and brain blocks where the inspiration you so desire is vacationing on a tropic island sipping mojitos. Or maybe you are momentarily experiencing a lack of motivation, intense fear or self doubt. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to become frustrated, throw your hands up in the air and give up.

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Below are a list of quotes every creative should have programmed into their core memory. 

 “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” -Pablo Picasso

“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

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” -Albert Einstein 

“Be around the light bringers, the magic makers, the world shifters, the game shakers. They challenge you, break you open, uplight + expand you. They don’t let you play small with your life. These heartbeats are your people. These people are your tribe.” - Danielle Doby

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." -Henry David Thoreau 

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” -Joseph Clinton Pearce

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

“You create the world, blink by blink. It is entirely yours to discover and yours to create.” -Sophia Amoruso

“And every day the world will drag you by the hand yelling, “This is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day it is up to you to yank your hand back say, “No. This is what’s important.” -Iain Thomas


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