Inspiration Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Inspiration

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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 ~


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 ~


And let me tell you, you boys of America, that there is no higher inspiration to any man to be a good man, a good citizen, and a good son, brother, or father, than the knowledge that you come from honest blood.
~By John Sergeant Wise ~


My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.
~By Enrique Iglesias ~


Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn't been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that's really worthwhile.
~By Jim Carrey ~


Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.
~By Eileen Caddy ~


I don't really care who gets their inspiration from where, it's the end results that count.
~By Robert Lloyd ~


Human requirements are the inspiration for art.
~By Stephen Gardiner ~


This was all the inspiration it took: We put 100 percent of ourselves in the lines. We personally take care of everything, from fulfillment to answering the mail.
~By Connie Sellecca ~


I get my inspiration from everyone when I need it and how I need it.
~By Picabo Street ~


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


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


My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
~By Carly Fiorina ~


Not exactly but I get inspiration from stories which are unconventional.
~By Anil Kapoor ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Where does a man get inspiration to write a song like that? Well, he gets it from the landlady once a month.
~By John Michael Hayes ~


Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself.
~By Billy Joel ~


Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching.
~By Emily Carr ~


Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words.
~By Franz Liszt ~


Every great inspiration is but an experiment.
~By Charles Ives ~


Inspiration comes from all different places.
~By Jeffrey Katzenberg ~


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


I have enormous respect for Steve Johnson, and as I've told him, Feed was one of the inspirations for Salon. They were up there before we were. And also for Joey and the Suck people.
~By David Talbot ~


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


I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives.
~By Andrew Shue ~


In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.
~By Adam Schiff ~


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


The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
~By George Santayana ~


Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration.
~By Ernest Newman ~


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


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 ~


Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


So I wanted to sing inspirational music, and that's exactly how I approached it - only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God.
~By Smokey Robinson ~


I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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 ~


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


It was a very emotional dinner... Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave her words of encouragement and inspiration. Everyone tried to remain positive.
~By Lil' Kim ~


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 ~


Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.
~By John Updike ~


A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


I really didn't try to make an effort to make urban music, but I am a product of my inspirations.
~By Justin Timberlake ~


The very air in which you live is an inspiration.
~By William Henry Moody ~


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


In English, the sounds and melodies I created were an inspiration to me, and words came to me as I explored the sounds, and from there I was able expand on the meaning.
~By Utada Hikaru ~


If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist.
~By Richard King ~


What is he? He's a puppeteer and he's got a lot of inspiration all around him, and the fact that they can manipulate the expressions now with ease compared to what it used to be.
~By Joe Grant ~


The longing to produce great inspirations didn't produce anything but more longing.
~By Sophie Kerr ~


The people at the record company had asked me if I could write a song about my life, my relationship with God, and where I'm from. Well, I can't write a song on purpose, my songs come in a moment of inspiration or desperation.
~By Billy Ray Cyrus ~


I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language.
~By Don DeLillo ~


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 ~


I'd usually read the Bible a lot. Read little short Bible stories. And today, whenever I give speeches, I bring up a few of those Bible stories, because those are inspirations to me.
~By Herschel Walker ~


Man does not bring to God's altar the stuff of nature in itself, in its initial structure, but something he has made and molded out of nature for the nourishment and the inspiration of men.
~By Wilford O. Cross ~


Because I don't play guitar any more, African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me. I love the raw origin of the sound. It complements my voice and words naturally.
~By Cat Stevens ~


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


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 ~


What Fred Lebow went through was an inspiration for me. You have to set goals for yourself.
~By Grete Waitz ~


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 ~


Love is one of my main inspirations.
~By Enrique Iglesias ~


I really think about the times that I've been through with my husband and all the stuff that we've been through together, and I think to those moments for inspiration for the role.
~By Deborah Cox ~


Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.
~By Jon Stewart ~


But inspiration? - That's when you come home from abroad and are asked: Well, have you found inspiration? - and fortunately you haven't. But the impressions sink in, of course, and may emerge later: None of us has invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago.
~By Arne Jacobsen ~


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 ~


I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
~By Socrates ~


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


My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
~By Cole Porter ~


One of the things I try to be very careful of is not taking a movie when I know I have no inspiration left.
~By Trevor Rabin ~


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 ~


Every piece has its own identity which we develop by the rule 'We know no limits.' We follow the inspiration of the moment and don't worry if what we're playing is alternative, progressive or fusion rock.
~By Page McConnell ~


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 ~


I am one of those people who thrive on deadlines, nothing brings on inspiration more readily than desperation.
~By Harry Shearer ~


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


Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.
~By Paracelsus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then. I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers.
~By Eddie Floyd ~


Inspiration is God making contact with itself.
~By Ram Dass ~


But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year.
~By Georg Brandes ~


Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three.
~By Robert Motherwell ~


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 ~


Technique is what you fall back on when you run out of inspiration.
~By Rudolf Nureyev ~


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 ~


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 ~


In the nineteenth century the more grandiose word inspiration began to replace the word idea in the arts.
~By Lukas Foss ~


Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God.
~By Smokey Robinson ~


He grows daily more capable of following any inspiration without technical effort, and also of letting inspiration come to him through meticulous observation.
~By Eugen Herrigel ~


So, the combination of looking at lots of different people and how they react to each other and how they relate to each other and waiting for that inspiration is the thing that allows me to keep writing.
~By Joan Armatrading ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


These rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while on the other hand too much effort and diligence sometimes saps the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off.
~By Giorgio Vasari ~


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


Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.
~By Jack Youngblood ~


All characters come from people I know, but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify the characters so they fit with the story.
~By Nicholas Sparks ~

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