Our Newest Quotes

If you feel delight when you read a new quote for the first time that truly inspires you – get ready to be delighted! This page is about to become your personal ‘quote treasure trove’. When quotes are selected for our collection, you’ll be able to review them here before they are entered into their subject and author categories on this site.

Creative freedom is determined by how we behold the world. Any one of us can make new things with our perceptions that serve as doorways to the creative imagination. No one is excluded.
Shaun McNiff

Creativity can be defined as an original act of imagination that brings something into existence. It is a desire and innate drive to make new connections between things, to give form, and to transform.
Shaun McNiff

In the creative process, one action leads to another, and the final outcome is shaped by a chain of expressions that could never be planned in advance.
Shaun McNiff

We can only learn about creativity through our own experience of it.
Shaun McNiff

All moments of joy include an element of happiness. But not all moments of happiness include joy.
Laurel Mellin

Creativity can transform lives and change the world. In the context of nature it is called evolution. It is the process of effective change. It is about the beauty of shifting to more elegant forms of action.
Jonathan Milne

Imagination is not possible without memory, but neither is memory possible without imagination.
Arnold H. Modell

The secret…is to regard…intelligence is a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.
Maria Montessori

Dear old world, she murmured, you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Do what’s convenient. Do what you want to do. Do what’s true to your nature.
Swami Muktananda

I define creativity as the person-centered process of imagining possibilities and taking expressive action to bring ideas to life.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Creativity is not something we can turn on and off like a faucet. It is an experience and expression in our lives that must be nurtured. This nurturing process means that creativity is at once a skill, an art, and a lifestyle.
Alex Osborn

Creativity is best understood through direct observation, intuitive awareness, and participation in creative processes, which serve to balance the linear progression of a scientific research.
Helen Palmer

The processes of creativity – the finding of form for thought – have a transformative impact on the sense of self.
Rosika Parker

Every one of us has an essential contribution to make, and we can do so only by taking the risk of being uniquely our own selves.
Carol S. Pearson

I say that you can’t teach how to be creative unless you’ve experienced the joys and frustrations of the creative process.
Jane Piirto

It gives me such peace to draw; more than prayer, walks, anything.
Sylvia Plath

We know more than we can tell.
Michael Polanyi

If there is one characteristic that signals creativity in business, it might be follow-through.
Michael Ray

Intuition demands action.
Michael Ray

The less judgment the more curiosity, and the more curiosity the more creativity.
Michael Ray

When you get a hint of your own creativity or potential, you always feel this bright, shimmering quality of joy.
Michael Ray

Everyday creativity is not an endeavor focused only on end products, but, rather, involves a healthy way of appreciating life, which connects us more meaningfully to our world.
Ruth Richards

Being creative is at the heart of being human and of all cultural progress.
Ken Robinson

Expert teachers engage, enable, expect and empower.
Ken Robinson

Humans are born curious, creative, and intuitive.
Ken Robinson

As a life-long collector of quotes, nothing is more fun for me as discovering a new ‘quote gem’. Keep in mind I often sift through hundreds of quotes a day. Sometimes I come up empty handed. On the good days, quotes seem to pop out and say, “Pick me!” Every time that happens, that special, hand-selected bit of inspiration will land on this page for your enjoyment. After a week, these new quotes will be sorted and included in their subject and author categories, and another set of new quotes will take their place on this page. 

Sound exciting? If so, I am naming you an official member of our Quote Collector’s Club. I never stop hunting for quotes, and I confess to being very picky, too. Some quotes work for me, but many, many others do not. That’s the great thing about being the ‘quote master’ of this site. My hope is that you share my enthusiasm for these quotes and find some joy in sharing them, too!

I know many of you are ‘quote angels’ passing along ‘random acts of inspiration’ in the form of quotes you read here that could help someone you know. Thank you for sharing and caring. Telling people about this site will help us all grow. Please know your support is greatly appreciated. 

Have a quote you think belongs in the Joy of Quotes collection? Please share it with us via Quotes@joyofquotes.com I cannot promise every quote will be used, but you have my assurance I will read every quote you submit with love. Thanks, in advance, for your help!

Your personal joy, inspiration and creativity coach,

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