Artists, writers and other inspired thinkers address creativity, conformity, fear and life in these five quotes. Some of these small gems may bring clarity to your thoughts, others may motivate you, inspire your creativity or at least make you think.
Albert Einstein quote
Einstein’s name is synonymous with genius.
On the subject of creativity, he felt the spirit of learning and creative thought were lost in strict rote learning.
At 13 he fell in love with the violin sonatas of Mozart and taught himself to play music without ever practicing systematically, stating “love is a better teacher than a sense of duty."
Inspiring quote by Duane Hanson
Duane Hanson was an American pop artist and hyper-realist. His early life-like sculptures depicted brutal and violent subjects. Each making a strong social comment about our society.
Writer Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal was known for his essays, novels, plays and screenplays. He was a political commentator, writing and speaking publicly about America and foreign policy. One of his last television appearances was on HBO Real Time, with Bill Maher. Gore Vidal died July 31, 2012 at the age of 86.
Banksy quote about creativity
British graffiti artist Banksy is known globally for his guerrilla street art. He is the subject of the 2011 Oscar nominated film, "Exit through the Gift Shop" a documentary that illuminates the ludicrous commercialism of the mainstream art world.
Andy Warhol quote about art
Andy Warhol is perhaps the most famous pop artist of our time. He began his career as a commercial illustrator, but his career as a artist expanded in the 1960's as he experimented with celebrity culture, advertisement and media.