Create Like A Rebel

35 Quotes To Inspire You To Create Like A Rebel

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You’re here to create. Whether you think you’re an artist or not, you are.

Creativity can be expressed in every aspect of your life; through your clothes, your home, your style, your work, your writing, your social media posts, your blog, your photos, your conversations, your wedding day and even the way you put together food on your plate.

Please, don’t get to the end of your life with a half painted canvas.

Your creativity matters.

The world needs it and YOU.

Create like a rebel. I dare you.

Danika. x

PS. I hope you enjoy a collection of 35 of my
favourite quotes + two extras by me.



When I say be creative, I don’t mean you should all go and
become great painters and great poets. I simply mean let
your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.

Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.

– Pablo Picasso


Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul. Listen to that inner voice, and don’t get to the end of your life and say, ‘What if my whole life has been wrong?
– Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.

– Albert Einstein


There has never been and never will be another you. You have a purpose – a very special gift that only you can bring to the world.
– Marie Forleo

Don’t compare what you’re doing to what they’re doing. It doesn’t matter. The only comparison you should ever make is between what you’re doing, and what your soul wants you to do.

– Peta Kelly


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

– Martin Luther King Jr


Don’t wait until you know who you are to get started.
– Austin Kleon

If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

– Vincent Van Gogh


Your words, your actions, your art projects, your efforts, every small, tender, beautiful thing that you put forth into the world matters so much. So much more than you may realize. Every single day, as you go about your work, you have no idea whose life you could be impacting for the better — often, in ways you can’t even imagine.
– Alexandra Franzen

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
– Mark Twain


Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use, do the work you want to see done.
– Austin Kleon

anything or anyone

that does not bring you alive
is too small for you
—David Whyte, poet


Whenever there is enthusiasm, there is a creative empowerment that goes far beyond what a mere person is capable of.
– Eckhart Tolle

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

– Mary Oliver


Not everybody will get it. People will misinterpret you and what you do. They might even call you names. So get comfortable with being misunderstood, disparaged, or ignored — the trick is to be too busy doing your work to care.
– Austin Kleon

As long as you feel inspired, your life is being well spent.

– Hugh McLeod


Desire is the engine of creation.
– Danielle LaPorte

Don’t look for society to give you permission to be yourself.

– Steve Maraboli


Your brain gets too comfortable in your everyday surroundings. You need to make it uncomfortable. You need to spend some time in another land, among people that do things differently than you. Travel makes the world look new, and when the world looks new, our brains work harder.
– Austin Kleon

Creativity takes courage.

– Henri Matisse


Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
– Walt Disney Company

When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time.

– Lady Gaga


The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
– Sylvia Plath

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.

– Jim Jarmusch


To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
– Osho

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

– Pablo Picasso


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
– Maya Angelou

The world needs you. It needs that special thing you’ve been dreaming about since you were little.
– Marie Forleo


If you have one person you’re influenced by, everyone will say you’re the next whoever. But if you rip off a hundred people, everyone will say you’re so original!
– Gary Panter

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.

– Salvador Dali


Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
– Leo Burnett

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.

– George Bernard Shaw


Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.
– Cecil B. DeMille

Paint the world with your own colours.

– Danika Downting


Don’t get to the end of your life with a half painted canvas.
– Danika Downting

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