Quotes: inspiration

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  • Rita Mae Brown
    Rita Mae Brown
    American writer, activist, and feminist 1944-
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    A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
  • Thomas Alva Edison
    Thomas Alva 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.
  • Alex Noble
    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
    Karl Popper
    Austrian-British philosopher and professor 1902-1994
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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.
  • John Philip Sousa
    John Philip Sousa
    American composer and conductor 1854-1932
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    Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself.
  • Carlos Ghosn
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    Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Richard Dawkins
    Richard Dawkins
    English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
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    Beauty arises out of human inspiration.

  • 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.
  • Arne Jacobsen
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    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.
  • Eileen Caddy
    Eileen Caddy
    Scottisch spiritual teacher 1917-2006
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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.
  • Birch Bayh
    Birch Bayh
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    Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration.
  • Bob Mayer
    Bob Mayer
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    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.
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