Sustaining Your Creative Career- Quotes That Will Ginger You

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There are times when we are stuck as creatives. At other times, creatively during the process of creating something as creatives who thirst for uniqueness. For some people, they listen to music, watch movies, eat, sleep, or hang out with friends. Sometimes you just need the perfect quotes.

But none of those saves you time and money like reaching for a notepad you have written inspirational and motivational messages. SOMETHING you are able to read instantly and get you working almost immediately. 

The beautiful quotes in this article carry so much positive force with them. Power and clarity of creative purpose flow to your soul, mind, heart, head and brain just by digesting these quotes.

These quotes will always be relevant for when you are in the process of thinking of an idea, planning on that idea and making that idea a reality that is achieved. 


Dorothea Lange. 

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – 

This quote cannot be overlooked.


Your creativity/art should be inspired out of the present events. Happenings taking place at this time in the world when Coronavirus Disease is spreading and the world continues to change. Anything you do now determines the regard you get after you stop creating art and how people will remember your legacy.

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Johnson Eziefula.

“Art is either Revolution and Plagiarism. Be Revolutionary!” 

These quotes provide deep insight into who you should be as a creative, an artist and your role in society.

…using your photographs… to depict the suffering of the hopeless and helpless is something to live for as an artist.

The quote is explained in his own words; “I’d advise young artists to be true to themselves, self-discovery is a process, grow through it. Don’t try to copy, discover your style, keep researching, combine concepts and content till you discover something particular to you. Don’t get frustrated, neither should you quit, I was once there, still growing and not where I want to be as well. Stay focused and keep making art, you create value and the world needs you.”

“The troubled state of the average individual in the global society of today is fast becoming naturalized, hence my undying quest to spark a change, regardless of how little, call me a rebel within.”

An (African) artist or creative should use their medium of expression as a platform to represent the voiceless and inspire change in the (African) society. Of course, the government might see this as a rebellious act.

Nonetheless, Nigerian artists well positioned internationally succeeded. Some because they have rebelliousness hidden protest visibly in their best art pieces.

However, besides international positioning and recognition, using your photographs, sculptures, etc to depict the suffering of the hopeless and helpless is something to live for as an artist.

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Georgia O’Keeffe.

 “I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” 

Georgia O’Keeffe was an American Artist generally referred to as the “Mother of American Modernism”. Her first quote as contained in this article is encouraging you to express yourself through your art. Don’t go chasing trends and living up to fads at the expenses of caging your inner expressions that neds to be seen, heard, or read.

While she shared her mind with color and shapes, you can do the same in your own way or medium. Basically, you should be more interested in creativity and artworks that speak for you instead of following the crowd


‘’I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life – and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.’’

The second quote exposes you to the fact that the most successful artists, entrepreneurs, celebrities have survived and succeeded not because of the absence of fear and the presence of constant confidence. But they got all the fame, money, international recognition, etc because they did not give in to the fear of failure, being irrelevant, stagnant, etc. Also, you should not let the fear of any kind stop you from creating art or doing art in a way that appeals to you. 

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