creativityとはご存知「創造」のこと。これについても偉人たちは様々な含蓄のある言葉を述べています。僕のお気に入りは「サンタフェの生ける宝」と言われる Mary Lou Cook さんの言葉です。とても素朴なのですが「正にこれ！」という力強さがあります。
"The most important thing I learned from big companies is that creativity gets stifled when everyone's got to follow the rules."
-- David Kelley
"Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us will put out more and better ideas if our efforts are appreciated."
-- Alexander Osburn
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun."
-- Mary Lou Cook
"Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything."
-- George Lois
"Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem."
-- Rollo May
"Artistic creativity is a whirlpool of imagination that swirls in the depths of the mind."
-- Robert Toth
"If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living."
-- Marion Woodman
"In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it."
-- Julia Cameron
"Creativity is our true nature; blocks are an unnatural thwarting of a process at once as normal and as miraculous as the blossoming of a flower at the end of a slender green stem."
-- Julia Cameron
"While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness."
-- Gilda Radner