18 Quotes To Spark The Imagination & Fuel New Creative Projects

I am a quote person. I love quotes that inspire, motivate, and encourage. When I am running low on creativity, especially fuel for writing, quotes have always been a wonderful resource to rediscover my voice and get some words out…finally.

Quotes are more than just powerful, but memorable too! And they can be quite pretty like this one by Frank Sinatra, “Orange is the happiest color.”

Here are 18 impactful quotes to spark your imagination and fuel motivation to start your next creative project (or finish one you began).


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

“Do one thing everyday that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of, not the circumstances.” – Anonymous

“Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” – Isabelle Lafleche

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle


“Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome

“The energy of creativity is like a fire that transforms all kinds of obstacles into opportunities for dynamic new growth and advancement.” – Daisaku Ikeda

“Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

“Sunshine all the time makes a desert.” – Arabic Proverb


“If there is no wind, row.” – Latin Proverb

“It’s never too late to be what you might’ve been.” – George Eliot

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Oprah Winfrey


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