Inpiration Quotes

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Andrea Gibson
“and I wonder if Beethoven held his breath
the first time his fingers touched the keys
the same way a soldier holds his breath
the first time his finger clicks the trigger.
We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe.”
Andrea Gibson

Eoin Colfer
“Who or what inspires you?"
"I must admit that I often read my own articles in scientific journals and inspire myself.”
Eoin Colfer, The Artemis Fowl Files

Toni Sorenson
“Figure out your passion. What floats your boat, rings your bell, lights your tree? A life without passion is possible, but not desirable. Have you really lived at all if you have not lived with passion? Without it would a masterpiece be possible? I don’t think so. With purpose, cause and passion, there is no way the end you envision will not become the reality you live.”
Toni Sorenson

Toni Sorenson
“Are you aware of who you really are in relationship to the very God who created the Universe, who scattered the stars and aligned the planets? Only to those who remember and realize that they are literally spirit children of a God who knows and loves them, can the fire of refinement be welcome. Otherwise, pain and adversity are just that, pain and adversity. Fire doesn’t purify; it only burns.”
Toni Sorenson

“Loneliness of heart

In the still of the night my heart doth cry out, who can hear it for time is far spent. In the darkness in the shadow of the depth I find isolation and fear...”
M.I. Ghostwriter

“You don't get harmony when everyone sings the same note”
Doug Floyd

“I believe you can only be lucky if you start out being
very good”
Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Blankets become Jackets

“A well-behaved person is not always
Hussain Rasheed

“A strong woman will automatically stop
trying if she feels unwanted. She
won't fix it or beg, she'll just walk away.”
chocolate socrates

Sarah Manguso
“Some things are so horrible they need to be hidden right after they become visible. They are too horrible to be seen except very slowly, or in very small amounts. Or they are too beautiful.”
Sarah Manguso, The Two Kinds of Decay

Kobe Bryant
“I think the definition of greatness is to inspire the people next to you.”
Kobe Bryant

“I suspect, on some level, all of us who consider ourselves “outdoors-people” — whether we fish or hunt or birdwatch or gather mushrooms or hike or photograph — are romantics at the core.

"We experience something transcendent in those environs, something we idealize in our hearts and minds, something that illumines a spark of the divinity within us.”
Joe Webb The Poet's Sword

“It is in the seemingly impossible where we find our true value”
Nick Kenens

Ngina Otiende
“Marriage cannot thrive on left-over attention, it has to get your best effort!”
Ngina Otiende, Blues to Bliss: Creating Your Happily-Ever-After In The Early Years

Sharon Salzberg
“We begin to cultivate real love for ourselves when we treat ourselves with compassion.”
Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Toni Morrison
“I want to remind us all that art is dangerous. I want to remind you of the history of artists who have been murdered, slaughtered, imprisoned, chopped up, refused entrance. The history of art, whether it's in music or written or what have you, has always been bloody, because dictators and people in office and people who want to control and deceive know exactly the people who will disturb their plans.

And those people are artists. They're the ones that sing the truth. And that is something that society has got to protect. But when you enter that field, no matter whether that's Sonia's poetry or Ta-Nehisi's rather startlingly clear prose, it's a dangerous pursuit. Somebody's out to get you. You have to know it before you start, and do it under those circumstances, because it is one of the most important things that human beings do.”
Toni Morrison

Stephanie Weichert
“When we become an actor instead of a reactor, we own our personal worthiness and can choose to move past offenses.”
Stephanie Weichert, Everything I Would Have Said: Survival Strategies for Getting Through Tough Times

Rainn Wilson
“I realized that education was everything...If you want to change the world, education is the is only through education that real change can be effected.
Also, education isn’t “charity.”...Charity implies giving out something to people who are less fortunate. It implies “we have” and “you don’t have.” There’s a sense of pity attached to doling out to the poor. Education empowers. It uplifts...Charity makes people dependent. Education makes them independent.”
Rainn Wilson, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy

“The full length of a Frog doesn't have to be seen when it's dead, it can be seen when it jumps. Aim for greater heights always.”
Constance Friday