Inspiration Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Inspiration

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The music comes first. When Geoff has made something the inspiration comes automatically. His music is very expressive. But still is is a very difficult process: I have to add something to his music, not push it away. It has to be equal, and I find that very difficult.
~By Beth Gibbons ~


The past couple years training with Kurt have really brought inspiration into my skating.
~By Kristi Yamaguchi ~


Furthermore, the Latin American nuclear-weapon free zone which is now nearing completion has become in several respects an example which, notwithstanding the different characteristics of each region, is rich in inspiration.
~By Alfonso G. Robles ~


After it's finished, sometimes I can trace a path that goes back to the possible source of inspiration.
~By Tracy Chapman ~


Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration.
~By James Larkin ~


If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments.
~By Marc Newson ~


The way I create music is maybe like a painting, to compose in a more visual way. Basically it's the music that I want to hear- that's my inspiration and bottom line. I just try to get ideas from books, movies, paintings.
~By Ikue Mori ~


Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us. We all grew up watching everything about her - her mike placement, her grace, her style and her class.
~By Beyonce Knowles ~


Actually, I feel music becoming more and more important. It's a big source of inspiration. With what's going on in the world, we feel almost desperate. Music also brings you peace.
~By Cecilia Bartoli ~


For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them.
~By Tom Glazer ~


We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration.
~By Josefa Iloilo ~


The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character.
~By Stephen Gardiner ~


This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It's an upper. We have enough downers in the world.
~By Roma Downey ~


Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


When I sit at my table to write, I never know what it's going to be until I'm under way. I trust in inspiration, which sometimes comes and sometimes doesn't. But I don't sit back waiting for it. I work every day.
~By Alberto Moravia ~


No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
~By Willie Dixon ~


Getting comments like that from even the young people at the shows who probably aren't singers, the girls who just tell me that I'm an inspiration to them, for one reason or another.
~By Wanda Jackson ~


The writer cannot abandon himself simply to inspiration, and feign innocence vis a vis language, because language is never innocent.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


Just as it is true that a stream cannot rise above its source, so it is true that a national literature cannot rise above the moral level of the social conditions of the people from whom it derives its inspiration.
~By James Connolly ~


Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Science sometimes falls short when trying to fathom the depths of our essence - and our inspiration comes from that essence.
~By Lance Secretan ~


Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
~By Bo Bennett ~


Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?
~By Alex Noble ~


My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid and he was my inspiration. He never made it with a big band, in fact he never made a record. Here he is fifty-something years old.
~By Jimmy Chamberlin ~


The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.
~By Carter Burwell ~


We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration.
~By Burt Rutan ~


Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
~By Ella Fitzgerald ~


Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
~By Jean Anouilh ~


The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
~By Pearl S. Buck ~


I get a lot of inspiration from the audience feedback to our live shows.
~By Donnie Iris ~


In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up.
~By Larry Niven ~


You have to shelve a lot of your inspiration. There's only so much you can do with one record.
~By Beck ~


Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge'they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely.
~By Vissarion Belinsky ~


Motion Picture Soundtrack on Kid A was another Coltrane inspiration.
~By Colin Greenwood ~


One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled.
~By Charles de Lint ~


When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss.
~By Robin Gibb ~


Inspiration in Science may have to do with ideas, but not in Art. In art it is in the senses that are instinctively responsive to the medium of expression.
~By Arthur Erickson ~


Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label 'inspiration'.
~By Norman Lindsay ~


The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration, as a NEED to write. I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while. Ideas come to me and need to be written down.
~By Eric Brown ~


What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
~By Italo Calvino ~


You know, sometimes I get moments of inspiration when I'm writing something and then the task seems so daunting that it just kind of scares me away.
~By Adam Pascal ~


Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don't believe too much into inspiration, only I'm waiting for inspiration, work and then inspiration may come. It's a little too easy to say that.
~By Karl Lagerfeld ~


Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things; that's all.
~By Harry Seidler ~


The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds.
~By James Cash Penney ~


I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
~By Neil Diamond ~


Roosevelt's humor was broad, his manner friendly. Of wit there was little; of philosophy, none. What did he possess? Intuition, inspiration, love of adventure.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.
~By Ben Harper ~


I know that the nice shines I have on is going to pass. The nice cars will pass. All that will stay is the music and the work. That's where I get the inspiration to help people out and work.
~By Wyclef Jean ~


Just the example Delaware State University graduates set by the way they live their lives, should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State.
~By Michael N. Castle ~


Sometimes just getting out of the house and doing something you haven't done in a long time (or never done!) can open up the doors to musical inspiration.
~By Ken Hill ~


The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me.
~By Bede Griffiths ~


I don't know why people are so surprised by my live performances. My approach is so simple; every song I sing, every story I tell, every move I make, must move the audience to laughter, tears or inspiration. Otherwise, why should I do it?
~By John Davidson ~


The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight.
~By Mike Tyson ~


We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
~By Winston Churchill ~


For me, our beaches have always been a source of personal inspiration.
~By Thomas Carper ~


One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are from which one takes inspiration, and in a democratic society this is the subject of continuous democratic debate.
~By Rocco Buttiglione ~


When you're younger, your inspiration is there. As you get older, it tends to waver. Once you find it - I found it again - that's where you can draw from. That's where you draw your strength from.
~By Elvis Stojko ~


What to do when inspiration doesn't come; be careful not to spook, get the wind up, force things into position. You must wait around until the idea comes.
~By John Huston ~


I always start from scratch with a character - they're never based on anyone else. You get ideas of what people look like, and I'm a great people watcher. You can draw inspiration from people.
~By Amanda Burton ~


My life. The life I'm living that's where all my inspiration comes from. Real life experiences.
~By Fred Durst ~


If the script is telling the story well, that is your inspiration, and you do not need to go somewhere else.
~By Tom Wilkinson ~


Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


One night I went to see Bobby at the Flamingo. Because he was my hero, I would visit him for inspiration.
~By Wayne Newton ~


My inspiration was the game itself, not any individual player in it.
~By Nomar Garciaparra ~


Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.
~By Benjamin Cardozo ~


Part of Michael's uniqueness, I think, comes from the fact that he worked with music. He had a tape which he gave me with many different compositions, really eclectic. These pieces of music were sources of inspiration.
~By Madeleine Stowe ~


Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced.
~By Ned Rorem ~


So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output.
~By Talib Kweli ~


The only character I ever remember actually creating in a flash of inspiration was George Liquor. God planted that in my head in an instant.
~By John Kricfalusi ~


The Christian churches were offered two things: the spirit of Jesus and the idiotic morality of Paul, and they rejected the higher inspiration... Following Paul, we have turned the goodness of love into a fiend and degraded the crowning impulse of our being into a capital sin.
~By Frank Harris ~


Most of my inspiration, if that's the word, came from books themselves.
~By Shelby Foote ~


When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best - that is inspiration.
~By Robert Bresson ~


Everyone's looking to the urban scene for inspiration now.
~By Robin Gibb ~


I think the inspiration came from the fans. Whenever I'm online or whenever I get a chance to really communicate with the fans and the audience, they always say that they would love to have all of the remixes on one CD.
~By Deborah Cox ~


The prophets, who were very many, proclaim and declare the one God; for, being filled with the inspiration of the one God, they predicted things to come, with agreeing and harmonious voice.
~By Lactantius ~


It's not until I hear songs that I've done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the '60s and '70s has been.
~By Alicia Keys ~


The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
~By Nolan Bushnell ~


I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation.
~By Andrew Cuomo ~


His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government.
~By Sidney Altman ~


If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
~By Barry Mann ~


Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.
~By Aaron Copland ~


As for the historical inspirations I drew on in writing The Snow Queen, I suppose I would call them more cross-cultural inspirations, though they frequently involve past societies as well as present day ones.
~By Joan D. Vinge ~


Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration.
~By Bill Frist ~


It makes me feel wonderful that people still care for me... that I have so many fans among young people, who write to me and tell me I have been an inspiration.
~By Bettie Page ~


Inspiration is the key to everything.
~By Olivia Wilde ~


I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues - the blues background was my big inspiration.
~By Jackie DeShannon ~


Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration.
~By Gavin Rossdale ~


Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later.
~By Bob Filner ~


From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom.
~By Seth Low ~


My dad served in two wars has been flying airplanes for 60 years now. He was certainly quite an inspiration.
~By John L. Phillips ~


Inspiration comes of working every day.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish.
~By Leon Uris ~


I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women.
~By Ruth Benedict ~


It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication.
~By Herb Elliott ~


True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.
~By George Gershwin ~


I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.
~By Margaret Anderson ~


Human beings have speculated about the relationship between inspiration and insanity for centuries.
~By Patty Duke ~

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