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Famous Inspirational Quotations

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"Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it."
by Rabindranath Tagore
"President Reagan was a formidable political campaigner, who provided an inspirational voice to America when our people were searching for a clear message of hope and confidence,"
by Jimmy Carter
"The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space."
by Arthur C. Clarke
"We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends."
by Alfred A. Montapert
"There are no stupid questions, only stupid inspirational statements."
by Heidi Dixon
"Throw away those books and cassettes on inspirational leadership. Send those consultants packing. Know your job, set a good example for the people under you and put results over politics. That's all the charisma you'll really need to succeed."
by Dyan Machan
"Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience."
by Henry David Thoreau
"When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration."
by Robert Bresson
"There never was a great soul that did not have some divine inspiration."
by Marcus Tullius Cicero
"The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what's important and what's not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the outside world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what's going on outside."
by Robert Stuberg
"The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation."
by Comer Cotrell
"The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture."
by Publius Ovidius NasoOvid
"the best way to get something done is to begin."
by Source Unknown
"Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought."
by Robert Browning
"Respect human talent, respond to genius, recognize reality, admire truth and beauty, realize the meaning of the rare flower Reason."
by Peter Nivio Zarlenga
"Out of the closets and into the museums, libraries, architectural monuments, concert halls, bookstores, recording studios and film studios of the world. Everything belongs to the inspired and dedicated thief... Words, colors, light, sounds, stone, wood, bronze belong to the living artist. They belong to anyone who can use them. Loot the Louver! A bas l Originality, the sterile and assertive ego that imprisons us as it creates. Vive le sol -- pure, shameless, total. We are not responsible. Steal anything in sight."
by William S. Burroughs
"My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director."
by Cole Porter
"Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love."
by George Eliot
"Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study."
by William Congreve
"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
"Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time"
by Leonard Bernstein
"Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress."
by Benjamin Disraeli
"An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture."
by Source Unknown
"A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere."
by Joyce A. Myers
"Religion is truly inspirational. After all, it has been inspiring fear and hatred for centuries."
by Mike Hutchison
"As for the graces of expression, a great thought is never found in a mean dress; but ... the nine Muses and the three Graces will have conspir..."
by Henry David Thoreau
"I call demonic the restlessness which is innate and essential in every human being ... (that which) drives one beyond one's limits into the in..."
by Stefan Zweig
"In my cheapest moments I am apt to think that it is n't my business to be 'seeking the spirit,' but as much its business to be seeking me."
by Henry David Thoreau
"The highest praise we can attribute to any writer, painter, sculptor, builder, is, that he actually possessed the thought or feeling with whic..."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There was a continuous movement now, from Zone Five to Zone Four. And from Zone Four to Zone Three, and from us, up the pass. There was a ligh..."
by Doris Lessing
"There is no architect Can build as the Muse can; She is skilful to select Materials for her plan."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson


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