Our Creative Soul: A Pictorial

Posted on in Features by Rob Sidon

Who does not want to open into the untapped creative possibilities that dignify our very soul? But how truly open are we? Humbly, we at Common Ground hope that with a few reflections, quotes from creative pioneers, coupled with an inspiring image, perhaps we can support one creative breakthrough amid our loving readership—two or three would be even better. And why not? After all, this is our sacred birthright. Exhale. Be still. Go there and roam. Waver not in courage and love—keep going.

dancing girl

Life is the dancer and
you are the dance.

—Eckhart Tolle


Passion is one great force that
unleashes creativity, because if you’re
passionate about something, then
you’re more willing to take risks.

—Yo-Yo Ma


Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative
people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because
they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed
obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to
connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.

—Steve Jobs


For me, there is no better time to flex my
creative muscles than now.

—Oprah Winfrey


Creativity is more than just
being different. Anybody can
plan weird; that’s easy. What’s
hard is to be as simple as Bach.
Making the simple, awesomely
simple, that’s creativity.

—Charles Mingus


There is no innovation and creativity
without failure. Period.

—Brene Brown

boy playing the trumpet

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.

—Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


I would visualize things coming to me. Visualization works
if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize
and then go eat a sandwich.

—Jim Carrey

boy in superman costume

A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult
than it is for other people.

—Thomas Mann


Negativity is the enemy of creativity.

—David Lynch


Logic will get you from
A to B. Imagination will
take you everywhere.

—Albert Einstein

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

music notes

Everything that’s created
comes out of silence. Your
thoughts emerge from the
nothingness of silence. Your
words come out of this void.
Your very essence emerged
from emptiness. All creativity
requires some stillness.

—Wayne Dyer


Music is the space
between the notes.

—Claude Debussy

bitter pepper

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has
made the world better.

—Martin Luther King, Jr.

painting with two horses

Creative minds have always been known to survive
any kind of bad training.

—Anna Freud

hands with rosary

Only love interests me,
and I am only in contact
with things that revolve
around love.

—Marc Chagall


If there’s a book you really want to read, but it
hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

—Toni Morrison

We are all beads strung together on the same
thread of love.

—Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi)

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