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Quotes About Inspiration

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Winston S. Churchill
“The price of greatness is responsibility.”
Winston S. Churchill

Toni Morrison
“Anger ... it's a paralyzing emotion ... you can't get anything done. People sort of think it's an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling — I don't think it's any of that — it's helpless ... it's absence of control — and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers ... and anger doesn't provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever."

[Interview with CBS radio host Don Swaim, September 15, 1987.]”
Toni Morrison

Madeleine L'Engle
“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. - Mrs. Whatsit”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

Henry Miller
“Serenity is when you get above all this, when it doesn't matter what they think, say or want, but when you do as you are, and see God and Devil as one.”
Henry Miller

Christina Westover
“Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.”
Christina Westover

Edith Södergran
“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.”
Edith Södergran

Wendell Berry
“There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say "It is yet more difficult than you thought." This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
Wendell Berry

Hunter S. Thompson
“America...just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable”
Hunter S. Thompson

Bill Hicks
“We all pay for life with death, so everything in between should be free.”
Bill Hicks

L.M. Montgomery
“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I'd do. I'd go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I'd look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I'd just feel a prayer.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Richard Bandler
“The greatest personal limitation is to be found not in the things you want to do and can't, but in the things you've never considered doing.”
Richard Bandler

Richelle Mead
“You're better than this. Better than whatever it is you're going to do now.”
Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice

Yann Martel
“If there's only one nation in the sky, shouldn't all passports be valid for it?”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

C. JoyBell C.
“We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don't share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. I will not blind myself and say that my black brother is not different from me. I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different from me. But my black brother is he as much as I am me. But my brown sister is she as much as I am me.”
C. JoyBell C.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rabindranath Tagore
“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
Rabindranath Tagore

Gregory Colbert
“The whales do not sing because they have an answer, they sing because they have a song.”
Gregory Colbert

“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”
E. Joseph Cossman

Terry Tempest Williams
“This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek.”
Terry Tempest Williams, Leap

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

Hunter S. Thompson
“For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.”
Hunter S. Thompson

John Mayer
“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.”
John Mayer

Maya Angelou
“Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood.”
Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

Erin Hanson
“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
Erin Hanson

C. JoyBell C.
“I don't know why people are afraid of lust. Then I can imagine that they are very afraid of me, for I have a great lust for everything. A lust for life, a lust for how the summer-heated street feels beneath my feet, a lust for the touch of another's skin on my skin...a lust for everything. I even lust after cake. Yes, I am very lusty and very scary.”
C. JoyBell C.

Langston Hughes
“I stay cool, and dig all jive,
That's the way I stay alive.
My motto,
as I live and learn,
is
Dig and be dug
In return.”
Langston Hughes

James Redfield
“We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions...this especially applies to what we used to call bad things...the challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.”
James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy

Toni Morrison
“What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not?”
Toni Morrison

Ramon Bautista
“There's more to life than love.”
Ramon Bautista, Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo?

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