Quotes: inspiration

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  • A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.

  • Alex Noble
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    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?

  • Karl Popper
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    We may admit that our groping is often inspired, but we must be on our guard against the belief, however deeply felt, that our inspiration carries any authority, divine or otherwise.

  • All great art, and today all great artlessness, must appear extreme to the mass of men, as we know them today. It springs from the anguish of great souls. From the souls of men not formed, but deformed in factories whose inspiration is pelf.

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.

  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
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    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.

  • Eileen Caddy
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    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.

  • Vincent van Gogh
    Vincent van Gogh
    Dutch Painter 1853-1890
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    Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

  • Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.

  • Thomas Alfa Edison
    Thomas Alfa Edison
    American inventor and founder of General Electric 1847-1931
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    Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.

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