Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one’s dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.

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

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

A craftsman knows in advance what the finished result will be, while the artist knows only what it will be when he has finished it. But it is unbecoming in an artist to talk about inspiration; that is the reader’s business.

The pleasure of love is in loving. We are much happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire.

In such a regime, I say, you died a good death if your life had inspired someone tocome forward and shoot your murderer in the chest›without asking to be paid.

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.

Big questions get big answers.

People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals — that is, goals that do not inspirethem.

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.

Only mediocrity is sure of itself, so take risks, and do what you really want to do.

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.

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.

Allow yourself to be inspired. Allow yourself to succeed. Dare to excel.

Nobody motivates today’s workers. If it doesn’t come from within, it doesn’t come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves.

Human affairs inspire in noble hearts only two feelings›admiration or pity.

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; thereis danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

Never tire, never falter, and never fail.

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

Oh, wondrous power! how little understood, Entrusted to the mother’smind alone, To fashion genius, form the soul for good, Inspire a West, or train a Washington.

Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.

Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.

A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going toschool is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said › namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable.It fell to me to express it.

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.

Whatever a poet writes with enthusiasm and a divine inspiration is very fine. Earliest reference to the madness or divineinspiration of poets.

We shall find the abstract equivalent for all forms & elements in the universe, then we shall combine them in sculptural constructions according to the mood of our inspiration.

First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.

When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk, go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go… The muse is bound to return again,especially if I turn my back!

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

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by agreat hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the futuredominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.

Books are the best of things, well used; abused, among the worst. What is the right use? What is the one end, whichall means go to effect? They are for nothing but to inspire.

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.

Every Artist is a Cannibal,every Poet is a Thief.All kill for inspiration and sing about their grief

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

Through the sands of time . . the written word has changed the course of history, inspired many to fight for their beliefs and most importantly . . . elevated mankind to a higher understanding of mans inhumanity to mankind.

All poetic inspiration is but dream interpretation.

The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard andaffection [are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.

Set Your Goals High Enough To Inspire You And Low Enough To Encourage You.

We wish to inspire the preference we feel; love must be mutual.

We should always pray for help, but we should alwayslisten for inspiration and impressions to proceed in ways different from those we may have thought of.

I followed my inspiration to an ending I couldn’t yet see, and incorporated techniques of allegory and exposition, expository essay.

Inspiration is never genuine if it is known as inspiration at the time. True inspiration always steals on a person; its importance not being fully recognised for some time.

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.

What then have I done? What,except yield to a natural feeling, inspired by beauty, sanctioned by virtue and kept at all times within the bounds ofrespect. It’s innocent expression prompted not by hope but by trust.