Creativity Quotes

Be inspired by these quotes from John Paul Caponigro on the importance of “beginning”:


“Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you’re going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.” – Marilyn Grey

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca

“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” — Marsha Petrie Sue

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” – Alan Cohen

“You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.” – Barbara Sher

 “What’s well begun is half done.” – Horace

 “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” — Joe Sabah

 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi


This is one of my favorite areas to photograph as I'm driving to work. The sun comes up behind these trees and sometimes the lighting is just right.