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“Too many families and schools discourage creativity. I left home because I was determined to do what I wanted to do.”
------- Edward Albee, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright

“It’s my belief that an artist should give people new glasses and a new cubistic approach to looking at themselves.”
---------- Julie Taymor, Theater and Film Director

“I’m always trying to do things that no one has ever seen before.”
---------- James Rosenquist, Artist

“I think to be creative you have to resist taking the easy path.
--------- Daniel Libeskind, Architect

“If you think “I want to be famous,” or “I want to make a lot of money,” my sense is that you don’t go into most creative jobs.”
-------- David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-wiining author

“The motivation for creativity is most often the need to express your ideas to other people.”
-------- Spike Lee, Film Director

“We knew we had something so huge that Steve (Jobs) and I couldn’t do it by ourselves.”
-------- Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer

“I have always felt that, for me, creativity was really using excess energy.”
-------- Dale Chihuly, Renowned Glass Sculptor

“People get enraged at me because they think women should not write about the things I write about, because the things that I write about, in some way, break with their notion of what a woman should be.”
--------- Erica Jong, Best-selling Author

“There’s a conflict between professionalism that calls for minimizing risk, while creativity encourages risk.”
---------- Milton Glaser, Designer



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Creative ability in business.