Quotes by inspiration
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Rita Mae Brown
American writer, activist, and feminist 1944-
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
American author 1959-
Completing any writing project, particularly a novel, is a daunting prospect. Many people become frozen by the prospect. Others keep waiting for the right time. Some wait for the spark of inspiration. Even experienced writers find it is easier to do anything other than actually write.
Australian athlete and motivational speaker
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?
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic 1744-1803
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
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.
John Philip Sousa
American composer and conductor 1854-1932
Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself.
Brazilian-born businessman 1954-
Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.
Carl Van Vechten
American writer and photographer 1880-1964
As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
Irish writer 1854-1900
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.
English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
Beauty arises out of human inspiration.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
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.
Danish architect and designer 1902-1971
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.
Scottisch spiritual teacher 1917-2006
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.
American politician 1928-2019
Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration.
American singer and actress 1981-
Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us. We all grew up watching everything about her - her mike placement, her grace, her style and her class.
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