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“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” Joseph Chilton Pearce

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The minute you start talking about what you’re going to do if you lose, you have lost.”
George P Shulz

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.” C G Jung

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
F D Roosevelt

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein

“Man errs so long as he strives.” Goethe

“If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.” John Cleese

“To be great is to be misunderstood.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas

“In order to succeed we must first believe that we can.” Michael Korda

“The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.”
Orson Welles

“The search for perfection begins with detecting imperfection.” Anon

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” Beverly Sills

“Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to.”
Robert Henri

“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”
Edmund Burke

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” Elbert Hubbard

“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. ”
Colin Powell

“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.” Winston Churchill

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Other people’s insights can often make the going easier for us. Here are some quotes that I have found useful at various stages.
“You've all got to work it out for yourselves.”