Creativity does not flow from a happy place. It emerges from the deepest, darkest, most tortured corners of your heart. It stems from everything that has gone against you in life. It is a resilient response to life knocking you down; your way of saying, “Throw all the darkness at me, and I shall paint canvases with it.
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced” – Vincent Van Gogh
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” –Osho
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” — Henry Ward Beecher