Scott Adams on creativity: Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Pablo Picasso – begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
Wassily Kandinsky: The inner need is built up of three mystical elements: (1) Every artist, as a creator, has something in him which calls for expression (this is the element of personality). (2) Every artist, as child of his age, is impelled to express the spirit of his age (this is the element of style) — dictated by the period and particular country to which the artist belongs (it is doubtful how long the latter distinction will continue to exist). (3) Every artist, as a servant of art, has to help the cause of art (this is the element of pure artistry, which is constant in all ages and among all nationalities). Only the third element — that of pure artistry — will remain for ever…
The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul