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1. "An humble man without learning, but filled with the Holy Spirit,is more powerful than the most nobly-born profound scholarwithout that inspiration. He who is educated by the Divine Spiritcan, in his time, lead others to receive the same Spirit."
Author: Abdu'l Bahá
2. "My words are not the inspiration, I am the inspiration."
Author: Amit Kalantri
3. "Let my heiress have full rights,Live in my house, sing songs that I composed.Yet how slowly my strength ebbs,How the tortured breast craves air.The love of my friends, my enemies' rancorAnd the yellow roses in my bushy garden,And a lover's burning tenderness?all thisI bestow upon you, messenger of dawn.Also the glory for which I was born,For which my star, like some whirlwind, soaredAnd now falls. Look, its fallingProphesies your power, love and inspiration.Preserving my generous bequest,You will live long and worthily.Thus it will be. You see, I am content,Be happy, but remember me."
Author: Anna Akhmatova
4. "Indeed, it has affirmed my belief that our purpose as spiritual beings is to follow our bliss, seek our passions, and live our lives as inspirations to each other."
Author: Aron Ralston
5. "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."
Author: Arthur Erickson
6. "The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me."
Author: Bede Griffiths
7. "Even before I joined journalism, I knew that this is what I wanted to do. Tintin was an early inspiration."
Author: Bobby Ghosh
8. "The biggest inspiration for everything I do is, of course, my wife, playwright Ruth McKee."
Author: Brian K. Vaughan
9. "The genius craves inspiration: she craves altered states and fresh perceptions. She will have them either through evolving closer to the divine or through devolving lower into the world. This is how some people with great genius come to die of drug and alcohol addiction: they seek inspiration by intoxication and are thereby ruined."
Author: Carolyn Elliott
10. "Beyonce is one of my inspirations. Her attitude, her style, her voice... she's perfect."
Author: Charice Pempengco
11. "Leaders lead themselves first and foremost. Only then can they act as example and inspiration to others."
Author: Christopher Babson
12. "Theophilus Crowe wrote bad free-verse poetry and played a jimbai drum while sitting on a rock by the ocean. He could play sixteen chords on the guitar and knew five Bob Dylan songs all the way through, allowing for a dampening buzz any time he had to play a bar chord. He had tried his hand at painting, sculpture, and pottery and had even played a minor part in the Pine Cove Little Theater's revival of Arsenic and Old Lace. In all of these endeavors, he had experienced a meteoric rise to mediocrity and quit before total embarrassment and self-loathing set in. Theo was cursed with an artist's soul but no talent. He possessed the angst and the inspiration, but not the means to create."
Author: Christopher Moore
13. "You can't rush inspiration."
Author: Colson Whitehead
14. "They say a man's inspiration is visual, but for a woman, it's the narrative. Abandon both the narrative and the visual. Close your eyes, measure your breath. Dead weight is sloughed off, dust swept away, forms dissolve into one atmosphere. The rib cage opens, the lungs fill, the breast rises. Waves sweep up the body on their swell, rocking it rhythmically. Feet planted, the back arches, the pelvis reaches forward. Oxygen kindles a flame, sprawling through the belly, and gathering in a warm blaze. The hand reaches to meet the sensation. Calligraphy spills from the inkwell. Open your eyes, sharpen your focus, and exclaim: There are no separations."
Author: Craig Thompson
15. "Guys have feelings too. But like...who cares? -Inspirational poster"
Author: Darynda Jones
16. "Good Gad, Weaver. That look upon your face is one of inspiration. I hardly know you any longer."
Author: David Liss
17. "The leaders who we admire who have been able to bring great change in the past - Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela - they're all inspirational religious leaders and smart tacticians. It would be nice to find the Muslim Gandhi, wouldn't it?"
Author: Dennis C. Blair
18. "God first appeared on the scene of human history in the role of a matchmaker. What a profound and exciting revelation!Is it too much to suggest that Eve came to Adam on the arm of the Lord Himself in the same way that a bride today walks down the aisle of the church on her father's arm? What human mind can fathom the depth of love and joy that filled the heart of the great Creator as He united the man and woman in this first marriage ceremony?Surely this account is one among countless indications that the Bible is not a work of merely human authorship. Moses is generally accepted as the author of the creation record. But apart from supernatural inspiration, he would never have dared to open human history with a scene of such amazing intimacy—first between God and man, and then between man and woman."
Author: Derek Prince
19. "There are really three parts to the creative process. First there is inspiration, then there is the execution, and finally there is the release."
Author: Eddie Van Halen
20. "Inspiration can be a wonderful thing, but it can also be quite fickle ... If you want to be able to call on inspiration reliably then you need to work on it with regularity. Someone once said that if you only go out with a bucket to collect water when it's raining, sometimes you'll get water. But if you go out with your bucket every day, even when it's not raining, sometimes you'll catch unexpected rain. And also, a strange thing may happen: that the very act of going out with your bucket may actually provoke such rain."
Author: Etienne De L'Amour
21. "[I was advised] to read Jordan's 'Cours d'analyse'; and I shall never forget the astonishment with which I read that remarkable work, the first inspiration for so many mathematicians of my generation, and learnt for the first time as I read it what mathematics really meant."
Author: G.H. Hardy
22. "Something really deep and inspirational."
Author: Gandalf
23. "Writing music is not so much inspiration as hard work."
Author: George Gershwin
24. "My inspirations include the Beatles - love, love, love them - Elton John, Carole King, and Stevie Wonder."
Author: Gloria Estefan
25. "I get so fed up with the making of an album taking over my life - it's all I can think about or talk about. You find yourself in a rut and lacking inspiration and it's hard to get out of that because I'm working alone in the studio."
Author: Imogen Heap
26. "The scepticism which men affect towards their higher inspirations is often not an honest doubt, but a guilty negligence, and is a sign of narrow mind and defective wisdom."
Author: James Martineau
27. "To live well, to laugh often, to love much, to gain the respect of intelligent people, to win the love of little children. To fill one's niche and accomplish one's task, to leave the world better than one finds it whether by an improved flower, a perfect poem or another life ennobled. to never lack appreciation of earth's beauty or fail to express it, to always look for the best in others, to give the best one has. To make one's life an inspiration and one's memory a benediction. This is success."
Author: Joe Mitchell Chapple
28. "Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself."
Author: John Philip Sousa
29. "The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established, and your eager neighbors look to you for a continuous manifestation of the good cheer, the sympathy, the ready wit, the comradeship, or the inspiration, you once showed yourself capable of. Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles."
Author: Kate Douglas Wiggin
30. "I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration."
Author: Margaret Anderson
31. "God has been my number one inspiration. I also look up to Will Smith and Jamie Fox who are also personal friends of mine. They give me great career advice. I would also include Chris Stokes, as a filmmaker and music producer. I've been working with him since I was eight."
Author: Marques Houston
32. "My original inspiration was my mom: a few years after the death of my dad, she started dating one my teachers!"
Author: Meg Cabot
33. "I am still attracted to stories about people who are considered to be on the outside of society. I still seek inspiration from those stories."
Author: Mira Nair
34. "My big inspiration for hope is the courage that I read about from people from all over the world, or that I see on a daily basis from the kids I get to work with."
Author: Morley
35. "At first, when an idea, a poem, or the desire to write takes hold of you, work is a pleasure, a delight, and your enthusiasm knows no bounds. But later on you work with difficulty, doggedly, desperately. For once you have committed yourself to a particular work, inspiration changes its form and becomes an obsession, like a love-affair… which haunts you night and day! Once at grips with a work, we must master it completely before we can recover our idleness."
Author: Natalie Clifford Barney
36. "I understand the arguments about how the billions of dollars spent to put men on the moon could have been used to fight poverty and hunger on Earth. But, look, I'm a scientist who sees inspiration as the ultimate tool for doing good. When you use money to fight poverty, it can be of great value, but too often, you're working at the margins. When you're putting people on the moon, you're inspiring all of us to achieve the maximum of human potential, which is how our greatest problems will eventually be solved. Give yourself permission to dream."
Author: Randy Pausch
37. "Think of you today how am i and where you belong need to understand meant to do. "Who cares your like might be exemption for me my worked well done. — Jonathan Guarinopower,love,heaven,inspirationalSee translation...?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? - ????????????????????????????"
Author: Raven Josh
38. "Spirituality yields two fruits. The first in inspiration to know what to do. The second is power, or the capacity to do it. These two capacities come together. That's why Nephi could say, 'I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded' (1 Nephi 3:7). He knew the spiritual laws upon which inspiration and power are based. Yes, God answers prayer and gives us spiritual direction when we live obediently and exercise the required faith in Him."
Author: Richard G. Scott
39. "All too often, when creative people pick out someone else's creative work as an inspiration, what they end up with is very, very far from the original."
Author: Samuel R. Delany
40. "Inspirational quotes are dances of light that shine in dark places during your life."
Author: Shannon L. Alder
41. "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."
Author: Sonny Rollins
42. "Life is really very simple. In each moment, we have the opportunity to choose between saying "yes" or "no", to listen to our intuition, to listen to our true inner voice, the Existential voice within ourselves. When we say "yes", we have contact with Existence and we receive nourishment, love, joy, support and inspiration. When we say "no", we create a separation from life and begin to create dreams and expectations of how it should be. We begin to live in the memories of the past and in the fantasies of the future – as if any other time than here and now really could make us happy and satisfied."
Author: Swami Dhyan Giten
43. "It is most certainly a good thing that the world knows only the beautiful opus but not its origins, not the conditions of its creation; for if people knew the sources of the artist's inspiration, that knowledge would often confuse them, alarm them, and thereby destroy the effects of excellence. strange hours! strangely enervating labor! bizarrely fertile intercourse of the mind with a body!"
Author: Thomas Mann
44. "She would be a mentor and an inspiration to girls like herself, the quiet ones who'd sleepwalked their way through high school, knowing nothing except that they couldn't possibly be happy with any of the choices the world seemed to be offering them."
Author: Tom Perrotta
45. "Inspiration is external and motivation is internal. It is up to me to provide the switch and you to flip it on!"
Author: Tricia Cunningham
46. "The lunatic is all idée fixe, and whatever he comes across confirms his lunacy. You can tell him by the liberties he takes with common sense, by his flashes of inspiration, and by the fact that sooner or later he brings up the Templars."
Author: Umberto Eco
47. "I was all about my thoughts, my work, my inspiration. I was always in hair."
Author: Vidal Sassoon
48. "The transformed person is a revolutionary only because he has revolutionized himself. He gives the people inspiration by holding up a mirror to their inner substance."
Author: Vironika Tugaleva
49. "One night I went to see Bobby at the Flamingo. Because he was my hero, I would visit him for inspiration."
Author: Wayne Newton
50. "All my music is inspirational. You just gotta listen to the words and get what you can get out of it."
Author: Young Jeezy

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The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it."
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