Love this quote from Maya Angelou. All of my favorite sayings about creativity are the ones that empower people to just start making things. On the other hand, I can’t stand it when people don’t make things because they believe it’s only a select group of individuals that are ‘blessed’ with creativity. Creativity is a big idea, and not just contained to the arts. Like learning, it’s lifelong—and should be encouraged, nurtured, and practiced by all.
Here’s the full quote from Ms. Angelou:
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. It is our shame and our loss when we discourage people from being creative. We set apart those people who should not be set apart, people whom we assume don’t have a so-called artistic temperament, and that is stupid.
Too often creativity is smothered rather than nurtured. There has to be a climate in which new ways of thinking, perceiving, questioning are encouraged. People also have to feel they are needed.”
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