Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

01Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

My Modern Met‘s team has gathered some inspirational quotes from different 20th- and 21st-century creatives to remind you that creativity doesn’t end even if you have a lapse of inspiration. It’s up to you to move the ball forward and keep producing art.

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04Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

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

“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.” — Michelangelo

“The idea of divine inspiration and an aha moment is largely a fantasy. Anything of value comes from hard work and unwavering dedication. If you want to be a good artist you need to look at other artists, make a lot of crappy art, and just keep working.” — Sydney Pink

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work.” — Chuck Close

“Show up, show up, show up, and after awhile the muse shows up, too. If she doesn’t show up invited, eventually she just shows up.” — Isabel Allende

02Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

“I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.” — Roy Lichtenstein

“Creativity takes courage.” — Henri Matisse

“If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint, boy, and that voice will be silenced.” — Vincent van Gogh

“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” ― Sylvia Plath

“There is no ‘right’ way to make art. The only wrong is in not trying, not doing. Don’t put barriers up that aren’t there — just get to work and make something.” — Lisa Golightly

03Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

05Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

“The troublesome parts of our work, the parts that are most baffling and frustrating, are in fact the growing edges. We see these opportunities the instant we drop our preconceptions and our self-importance.” — Stephen Nachmanovitch

“I think some of the biggest bursts of creativity and artistic growth I’ve had are usually preceded by a big creative block.” — Ashley Goldberg

“I think creative blocks come from people’s life journeys. If you don’t know who you are or what you’re about or what you believe in it’s really pretty impossible to be creative.” — Rainn Wilson

“I think it’s important to remember that making art is a process. It is never finished. The occupation itself is one of process, exploration, and experimentation. It is one of questioning and examining.” — Mel Robson

06Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

07Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

“When I have a creative block, I take walks. I like to see what shapes stick out – so many legs rushing by at once, it can seem abstract. I don’t need to see great art to get stirred up. Music does that for me more easily.” — Caio Fonseca

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

“All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.” — Julio Cortázar

“Routine kills creative thought.” — Scarlett Thomas

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light, and shadows.”  — Jim Jarmusch

08Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

09Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

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One Response to Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome a Creative Rut

  1. Benardchinua says:

    So inspirational.

    Like

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