Inspiration Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Inspiration

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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 ~


Inspiration doesn't really work like that - you're not looking out for it. Inspiration is something that tends to capture you rather than you capture it.
~By Joan Armatrading ~


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 ~


After you've done it for so many years, you have to find a new direction. You have to find something in your soul that's going to push you towards - to find your inspiration.
~By Elvis Stojko ~


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 ~


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


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


It is time we in Scotland put England in its proper place and instead of our leaning on England and taking inspiration from her, we should lean and turn to Europe, for it is there our future prosperity lies.
~By Hugh MacDiarmid ~


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


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


In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
~By Tony Robbins ~


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 ~


Because of my Buddhist practice, I'm never lacking for inspiration.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
~By Israel Zangwill ~


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 ~


When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration.
~By Van Morrison ~


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 ~


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 ~


I have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live.
~By Judy Collins ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
~By Man Ray ~


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


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


I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He's the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I've ever seen. I like to be around people like that.
~By Max Weinberg ~


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 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 ~


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


I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong.
~By Peter King ~


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


Directing, I get all kinds of inspiration. It's working with people. It's a lot more fun.
~By Ang Lee ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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 inspiration does not come, I go for a walk, go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go... The muse is bound to return again, especially if I turn my back!
~By Judy Collins ~


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


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 ~


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


Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
~By Brad Henry ~


A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths.
~By Greg Walden ~


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 ~


Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
~By Madeleine L'Engle ~


I think as long as people are around and can hear a record and hear people like Lester Young on a recording, there will always be a great inspiration for somebody to try to create jazz.
~By Sonny Rollins ~


Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.
~By Jose Ortega y Gasset ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.
~By Brendan Francis ~


We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
~By Maria Mitchell ~


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


I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest. This is the big inspiration for drummers and naturally it has to be the same way for me.
~By Buddy Rich ~


My dad's music was a great inspiration to me.
~By Julian Lennon ~


Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself.
~By John Philip Sousa ~


Accordingly the Northern races of Europe found their inspiration in the Bible; and the enthusiasm for it has not yet quite faded away.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


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


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 ~


I am involved with politics today because of the inspiration I received from Ronald Reagan.
~By Michael K. Simpson ~


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


Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.
~By Amy Tan ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


I think I'm a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book.
~By Jackie Collins ~


Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
~By Pablo Picasso ~


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 ~


I look at the dancers and I get the inspiration for the work from them.
~By Graeme Murphy ~


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 ~


For me, songwriting is something I have to do ritually. I don't just wait for inspiration; I try to write a little bit every day.
~By Sean Lennon ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication - particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials.
~By Thor Heyerdahl ~


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 ~


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


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


I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them necessarily as inspiration.
~By Colleen Atwood ~


That is a big danger, losing your inspiration. When I work in film and television I try to do each take a little differently. I never want to do the same thing twice, because then you're not being spontaneous, you're just recreating something.
~By Karl Urban ~


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 ~


As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
~By Carl Van Vechten ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the country speaking about living with MS to give people inspiration and motivation to help themselves.
~By Teri Garr ~


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


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 ~


My decision to start a new one is just that, a decision, since I never get inspirations.
~By Anne Tyler ~


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 ~


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 ~


My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!
~By Meg Cabot ~

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