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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.
We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.
Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
Rita Mae Brown
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas A. Edison
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.
Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.
If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three.
Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
Christian Nestell Bovee
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.
Pearl S. Buck
Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Frank Lloyd Wright
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
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.
Inspiration comes of working every day.
Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women.
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.
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.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled.
Charles de Lint
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.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
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.
The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it.
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.
Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.
Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Vincent Van Gogh
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