Quotes About Inspiration

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Jennifer Elisabeth
“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”
Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl

“If someone loves you, they should not be envious of you pouring your heart and soul and time and energy into the things that you are passionate about, but instead....they should love you MORE because you are so involved in those things.”
Sharon Swan

Benjamin Disraeli
“The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it. ”
Benjamin Disraeli

Michael Pollan
“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. ”
Michael Pollan, The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

Alice Hoffman
“Pride is a funny thing; it can make what is truly worthless appear to be a treasure.”
Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

Libba Bray
“But the past cannot be changed, and we carry our choices with us, forward, into the unknown. We can only move on.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Marilyn Monroe
“They will only care when you're gone.”
Marilyn Monroe

Abbie Hoffman
“The only way to support a revolution is to make your own.”
Abbie Hoffman

Corita Kent
“Don't belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself.”
Corita Kent

Leo Babauta
“The point of simple living, for me has got to be:

A soft place to land

A wide margin of error

Room to breathe

Lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day”
Leo Babauta

Roman Payne
“To wander is to be alive.”
Roman Payne, Europa: Limited Time Edition

Roy T. Bennett
“One of the best ways to influence people is to make those around you feel important.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Peace of mind comes when we exercise our right to be honest, especially with ourselves.”
Jack R. Rose, The Cedar Post

Terry Lander
“I’m not aspiring to be someone else – If I’m me for the rest of my life then so be it”
Terry Lander, Life Through the Eyes of an Insider: 101 Poems to Help You Understand Life Better

Sandy Nathan
“Do you have any advice for your readers?

Lead the life that’s yours instead of faking someone else’s.”
Sandy Nathan

Roy T. Bennett
“The more you talk about them, the more important they will feel. The more you listen to them, the more important you will make them feel.”
Roy T. Bennett

Roy T. Bennett
“Real change is difficult at the beginning, but gorgeous at the end. Change begins the moment you get the courage and step outside your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Roy T. Bennett

Roy T. Bennett
“The most important thing is this: to be able at any moment to be free to choose a life that makes you happy.”
Roy T. Bennett

Ian McEwan
“At that moment, the urge to be writing was stronger than any notion she had of what she might write.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

Francesca Lia Block
“I'll be inside the one who holds you. And then I won't be. ”
Francesca Lia Block, Wasteland

Josip Novakovich
“You don't need to wait for inspiration to write. It's easier to be inspired while writing that while not writing...”
Josip Novakovich, Fiction Writer's Workshop

“If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!”
Walter D. Wintle

Shane Claiborne
“Most good things have already been said far too many times and just need to be lived.”
Shane Claiborne

Thomas Merton
“Music is pleasing not only because of the sound but because of the silence that is in it: without the alternation of sound and silence there would be no rhythm.”
Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Andrew Matthews
“People who do not love themselves can adore others, because adoration is making someone else big and ourselves small. They can desire others, because desire comes out of sense of inner incompleteness, which demands to be filled. But they can not love others, because love is an affirmation of the living growing being in all of us. If you don’t have it, you cant give it.”
Andrew Matthews

Libba Bray
“Pippa's laugh is bitter, tinged with tears. 'Ha! Why do girls think being beautiful will solve every problem? Being beautiful just creates problems. It's a misery. I wish I were someone else.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Amit Kalantri
“To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

David McRaney
“In 1965, a psychologist named Martin Seligman started shocking dogs.
He was trying to expand on the research of Pavlov--the guy who could make dogs salivate when they heard a bell ring. Seligman wanted to head in the other direction, and when he rang his bell, instead of providing food, he zapped the dogs with electricity. To keep them still, he restrained them in a harness during the experiment. After they were conditioned, he put these dogs in a big box with a little fence dividing it into two halves. He figured if the dog rang the bell, it would hop over the fence to escape, but it didn't. It just sat there and braced itself. They decided to try shocking the dog after the bell. The dog still just sat there and took it. When they put a dog in the box that had never been shocked before or had previously been allowed to escape and tried to zap it--it jumped the fence.
You are just like these dogs.
If, over the course of your life, you have experienced crushing defeat or pummeling abuse or loss of control, you convince yourself over time that there is no escape, and if escape is offered, you will not act--you become a nihilist who trusts futility above optimism.
Studies of the clinically depressed show that they often give in to defeat and stop trying. . .
Any extended period of negative emotions can lead to you giving in to despair and accepting your fate. If you remain alone for a long time, you will decide loneliness is a fact of life and pass up opportunities to hang out with people. The loss of control in any situation can lead to this state. . .
Choices, even small ones, can hold back the crushing weight of helplessness, but you can't stop there. You must fight back your behavior and learn to fail with pride. Failing often is the only way to ever get the things you want out of life. Besides death, your destiny is not inescapable.”
David McRaney, You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

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