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What These 7 World-Famous Artists Can Teach You About Creativity

Feeling uninspired? We've all been there.

But perhaps no one has felt it more than those who work tirelessly to create something beautiful -- and public -- for a living. Get yourself out of that creative rut with some insight from these incredibly accomplished artists below.

Creativity calls for risk-taking. miles davisPhoto: Flickr/jasonholmberg

Your surroundings are magical. You just have to look. ray bradburyPhoto: AP

Don't do it just to do it. Do it because it means something to you. joyce carol oatesPhoto: Getty

Persistence will get you there. jimiPhoto: AP

Pay attention. Really pay attention.akira kurosawaPhoto: The Museum Of Film History

Start with the basics. twyla tharpPhoto: Getty

Relieve some pressure and let your mind do the work.ian ricksonPhoto: Getty

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