Born in Liverpool, Sir Ken Robinson played numerous evenhanded roles: as a teacher, writer, researcher, adviser and speaker. He headed and been involved in many initiatives around the world, with education systems and with corporate, cultural and community organizations. His divine soul rested peacefully on 21st August 2020, after a diminutive combat with cancer. Here we present handpicked collection of Ken Robinson Quotes That Will Bring About Positive Change in your life.
As a writer, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking, 2009), the book authored by Sir Ken Robinson is a New York Times bestseller.
As academician and researcher, Sir Ken Robinson has led numerous national and international projects mostly focusing on creative and cultural education across the world. His research works and expertise advise has resulted in unlocking and igniting the creative energy of people and organisations.
As a orator, Sir Ken Robinson was acknowledged as one of the most watched speaker in TED’s history. His talk ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ featured in 2006 was viewed online over 60 million times by an estimated headcount of 380 million people in 160 countries.
He was named as ‘Principal Voices’ featured in Time/Fortune/CNN; acclaimed as one of ‘the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation’ by Fast Company magazine and ranked among the world’s top business thinkers by the Thinkers50 list. In 2003, he was also a recipient of a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his devoted services to the field of arts.
Ken Robinson Quotes
- “Creativity is as important as literacy.”
- “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”
- “You can be creative in anything – in math, science, engineering, philosophy – as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance.”
- “The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel they’re valued.”
- “Imagination is the source of all human achievement.”
- “To be creative you actually have to do something.”
“Curiosity is the engine of achievement.”
- “For most of us the problem isn’t that we aim too high and fail. It’s just the opposite: we aim too low and succeed.”
- “What you’re doing now, or have done in the past, need not determine what you can do next and in the future.”
- “Life is not linear. When you follow your own true north you create new opportunities, meet different people, have different experiences and create a different life.”
- “Passion is the driver of achievement in all fields. Some people love doing things they don’t feel they’re good at.”
- “Being in your element is not only about aptitude, it’s about passion: it is about loving what you do.”
- “What you do for yourself dies with you when you leave this world, what you do for others lives on forever.”
- “Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.”
- “The Element is about discovering yourself, and you can’t do this if you’re trapped in a compulsion to conform. You can’t be yourself in a swarm.”
- “The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.”
“Too many people never connect with their true talents and therefore don’t know what they are capable of achieving.”
- “Learning happens in the minds and souls, not in the databases of multiple-choice tests.”
- “Change what you are doing; change your world. And if enough people do that, we can change the world.”