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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 person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

The primary goal of the words of a motivation or an inspiration in life is the very first action to generate an awakening of the heart to last as the encouragement of the mind to find the peace of the soul sustainably on a whole.

Anuj Somany

There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.

Adrienne Rich

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.

Eric Hoffer

We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration.

Alanis Morissette

We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration.

Milan Kundera

We get new ideas from God every hour of our day when we put our trust in Him -- but we have to follow that inspiration up with perspiration -- we have to work to prove our faith. Remember that the bee that hangs around the hive never gets any honey.

Albert E. Cliffe

What cuts & dries up depression/frustration is happiness/inspiration/motivation. So, always be happy/inspired/motivated.

Emeasoba George

What is grace? It is the inspiration from on high: it is love; it is liberty. Grace is the spirit of law. This discovery of the spirit of law belongs to Saint Paul; and what he calls "grace" from a heavenly point of view, we, from an earthly point, call "rigtheousness."

Victor Hugo

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically, following one's nose, taking shortcuts.

Italo Calvino

When a person finds life hard, he needs motivation and inspiration; but if he finds life’s journey easy, then he needs meditation and introspection to know the true quality of his life.

Anuj Somany

When I think of talking, it is of course with a woman. For talking at its best being an inspiration, it wants a corresponding divine quality of receptiveness, and where will you find this but in a woman

Oliver Wendell Holmes

When I think of talking, it is of course with a woman. For talking at its best being an inspiration, it wants a corresponding divine quality of receptiveness, and where will you find this but in a woman?

Oliver Wendell Holmes

When the inspiration comes, let everything else go!

Mehmet Murat ildan

When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration.

Jawahar Lal Neheru

When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.

Robert Bresson

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.

Ronald Reagan

Who is your all time favorite television character and why? "Scrooge McDuck. A greedy, caustic duck who does what he wants and doesn't listen to anyone, followed around by three young nephews who are always getting into trouble? Clearly, the inspiration for House MD. Also, the guy freaking swam in money. Literally.

Joe Henderson

Working with children with autism has provided me with an opportunity to see the world in a different way. I see them strive to overcome obstacles and persevere, and learn to persevere myself. They are my inspiration.

Clay Aiken

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Jack London

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