Did you know that June has been proclaimed “International Creativity Month”? If you ask us, every month is a great time to be creative, but we’re all for a little extra focus during the month of June!

There are many ways to express your creativity – from the visual and performance arts, to writing and publishing, to more everyday activities like cooking or home decoration. No matter your personal creative style, sometimes you need a little inspiration to get motivated. In honour of this special month, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite quotes to get your creative juices flowing.

“Creativity is an act of defiance.” (Twyla Tharp)

“To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.” (Joseph Chilton Pearce)

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” (Anaïs Nin)

“The spirit of creation is the spirit of contradiction. It is the breakthrough of appearances toward an unknown reality.” (Jean Cocteau)

“When you can do a common thing in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” (George Washington Carver)

“Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage, since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past wisdom and authority.” (Bill Hewlett)

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

“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” (Leo Burnett)

“If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things.” (Larry Page)

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.” (Donatella Versace)

What quote or saying has inspired your own creative pursuits?

About Paperblanks: At Paperblanks, we believe that art should have a place in all aspects of life. That’s why we follow the artist’s way in everything we do – creating, crafting and releasing designs we believe have the power to touch people. For more about Paperblanks, go to our website at paperblanks.com.


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