Inspiration Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Inspiration

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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 ~


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 ~


When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment. Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people in a voice of inspiration?
~By Naomi Klein ~


I would like to be called an inspiration to people, not a role model - because I make mistakes like everybody else. When I'm offstage, I'm just like everybody else.
~By Britney Spears ~


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 ~


I would love to meet Kelly Clarkson and if I get the chance to I would tell her thank you so much for the inspiration.
~By Thia Megia ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


One ends up relying on pure musical inspiration, and failing that, the music won't lead to anything good, or it will alienate all but the most die-hard fans.
~By Boris Vian ~


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


I always get inspiration from whatever characters say about my character.
~By Robert Englund ~


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 travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen?
~By Peter Tosh ~


I do not believe in inspiration, but I must have a title in order to work, otherwise I am lost.
~By Guillermo Cabrera Infante ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way.
~By Joichi Ito ~


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


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


From the throes of inspiration and the eddies of thought the poet may at last be able to arrive at, and convey the right admixture of words and meaning.
~By Eyvind Johnson ~


I just hope that our fans are people who are inspired by music, and just use our music as a background or inspiration for whatever it is they do.
~By Maynard James Keenan ~


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


If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.
~By Ben Nicholas ~


Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration.
~By Birch Bayh ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical career and continue to be an inspiration to this day.
~By Justin Timberlake ~


The book is there for inspiration and as a foundation, the fundamentals on which to build.
~By Thomas Keller ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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


My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse.
~By Taylor Dayne ~


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


Inspiration is one thing and you can't control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work.
~By Kevin Eubanks ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.
~By Carter G. Woodson ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I'd like to provide information, inspiration, and access to whatever goods and services are needed to make it super easy for everyone to change their lifestyle to a sustainable one.
~By Daryl Hannah ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.
~By William Feather ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.
~By William McKinley ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
~By Ronald Reagan ~


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 ~


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 ~

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September 29 ,2022
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