Source: My top 10 quotes on creativity | Virgin

Richard Branson is one of the best known billionaires in the world. The Virgin group, that he controls from his own Caribbean Island, (Necker Island), is multi faceted with interests in airlines, music, trains, vacation, hotels, sport and even space tourism to name just a few. With 400 different companies servicing over 20 million customers annually, Virgin is a behemoth.  These companies employ over 71,000 people in 35 different countries and it all started with an idea! An idea that was a magazine called ‘Student’ and that is were it all started.

Richard Branson is an icon in business and his creativity in business is legendary. Here are some of his favourite quotes on creativity:

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” – Mary Lou Cook
“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pierce
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” –  Maya Angelou
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” – Dr. Seuss
“The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good’ sense’.” – Pablo Picasso
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw
“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” –  William Plomer
“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”– Charles Mingus
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”–  Albert Einstein