Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, Nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them.
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.
All poetic inspiration is but dream interpretation.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.
Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration;
the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.
The artist must raise the cup of his vision aloft to the
gods in the high hope that they will pour into it the sweet mellow wine of inspiration.
We should always pray for help, but we should always
listen for inspiration and impressions to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there
is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
Inspiration: There is no man upon the earth, no foolish man or wise,
No man of high or humble birth but somewhere in the skies Can find a star to lead him on if he will lift his eyes.
Each one of us is the architect of his own fate; and he is unfortunate indeed who
will try to build himself without the inspiration of God, without realizing that he grows from within, not from without.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to
trust him with his friend.
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technicque, who ask "how," while others of a more curious nature will ask "why." Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
Golf is 90 percent inspiration and 10 percent perspiration
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
Although huge sums of money are involved in any basis of calculation, the most important values of forest recreation are not susceptible of measurement in monetary terms. They are concerned with such intangible considerations as inspiration, aesthetic enjoyment, and a gain in understanding.
They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and act yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the same process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy.
Books that cannot bear examination, certainly ought not to be established as divine inspiration by penal laws.