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Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.

Henry David Thoreau

There is new strength, repose of mind, and inspiration in fresh apparel.

Ella Wilcox

The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.

Ovid

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.

Giacomo Puccini

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, there is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

Jonannes Brahms

The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation.

Comer Cotrell

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask "how," while others of a more curious nature will ask "why." Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.

Man Ray

Just as appetite comes from eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning

Igor Stravinsky

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

David McKay

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.

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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.

Israel Zangwill

The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form [and] knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds inspiration.

Henry Moore

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.

John H. Groberg

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.

Paul Brunton

Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.

Percy Shelley

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.

Ella Fitzgerald

Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.

Robert Louis Stevenson

It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration.

Edmund Burke

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Tony Robbins

All poetic inspiration is but dream interpretation.

Hans Sachs

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.

Napoleon Bonaparte

My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.

Cole Porter

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