Inspirational Quotes About Life and Success

All my stories take place on the West Coast – not the beach, but smaller inland towns. I feel homesick, and I find inspiration in capturing that.

— Adrian Tomine

It’s not until I hear songs that I’ve done, that I realize how much of an inspiration music from the ’60s and ’70s has been.

— Alicia Keys

In 2006, when I had come very close to calling my agent and telling him I needed to take a break, NaNoWriMo was where I found my inspiration again.

— Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

In Roslyn, Pennsylvania, we started our real-life family circus. They provided the inspiration for my cartoons. I provided the perspiration.

— Bil Keane

Humans of New York’ did not result from a flash on inspiration. It grew from five years of experimenting, tinkering, and messing up.

— Brandon Stanton

The University of Maryland was an inspiration for me, and the relationships I made there have lasted a lifetime.

— Brendan Iribe

To me, it’s all about inspiration. What gets me creatively excited is a challenge.

— Bill Skarsgard

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

— Benjamin Cardozo

I drew a lot of inspiration from the Ginuwines, the Ushers, the Michael Jacksons, the James Browns, Sam Cooke.

— Chris Brown

I’d seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I didn’t use them necessarily as inspiration.

— Colleen Atwood

Every great inspiration is but an experiment – though every experiment we know, is not a great inspiration.

— Charles Ives

Periodically, I return to the classics for inspiration and refreshment.

— Cecilia Dart-Thornton

This was all the inspiration it took: We put 100 percent of ourselves in the lines. We personally take care of everything, from fulfillment to answering the mail.

— Connie Sellecca

Revelations are conveyed in a variety of ways, including, for example, dreams, visions, conversations with heavenly messengers, and inspiration. Some revelations are received immediately and intensely some are recognized gradually and subtly.

— David A. Bednar

I travel a lot, but I don’t come away with new inspiration.

— Edward Ruscha

The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then. I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers.

— Eddie Floyd

When I am having my picture taken, I channel Beyonce. In the studio, my inspiration is Adele.

— Ella Henderson

Writing, for me, is very inspiration-dependent. And inspiration can be a jerk.

— Gene Luen Yang

In its lowest, most common form, inspiration is simple charisma that becomes magnified by the media, as with Ronald Reagan or Bill Clinton.

— George Packer

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

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

— Giacomo Puccini

I’m not a video brat. I don’t derive all my inspiration through movies. I get it from a lot of other places, too.

— Harmony Korine

We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration.

— James Larkin

When we launched The Deck, I hoped other networks would take inspiration from it and figure out how to increase engagement while minimizing clutter. I even tried to sell my studio’s media clients on the notion of fewer, better-priced, better-targeted ads.

— Jeffrey Zeldman

My brother was always in bands and on the road when I was a kid and he was my inspiration. He never made it with a big band, in fact he never made a record. Here he is fifty-something years old.

— Jimmy Chamberlin

I believe in divine inspiration and things like that and I really relish a good, attentive, participating audience.

— John Mahoney

A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it, and I put pictures in it.

— John Varvatos

I’m a little younger than these guys, but I would say all of us are huge fans of the original ‘MacGyver’ series, and obviously we found that inspiration for the original pitch for ‘MacGruber.’

— Jorma Taccone

What is he? He’s a puppeteer and he’s got a lot of inspiration all around him, and the fact that they can manipulate the expressions now with ease compared to what it used to be.

— Joe Grant

The prophets, who were very many, proclaim and declare the one God for, being filled with the inspiration of the one God, they predicted things to come, with agreeing and harmonious voice.

— Lactantius

Just as we rely on Israel as a continual source of inspiration and renewal, Israel relies on us.

— Lynn Schusterman

In general, I don’t know when inspiration will pop up.

— Larry Niven

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish.

— Leon Uris

I have no particular inspiration, but I do find Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut amazing.

— Kriti Sanon

I get I style inspiration everywhere: the streets of New York, magazines… everywhere!

— Kelly Rutherford

Inspiration can come from anywhere. But I do love actors. I wish I could drop a bunch of names, but there are just too many.

— Kevin Corrigan

All my inspiration comes from life. That’s how it never stops, in a way.

— Marina Abramovic

To be under occupation, to be under siege, is not a good inspiration for poetry.

— Mahmoud Darwish

Inspiration usually comes during work, rather than before it.

— Madeleine L’Engle

Writers do draw inspiration from their own lives, which, quite frankly, might be more interesting than fiction.

— Monica Johnson

I get most of my inspiration from older records and older production styles, and that ends up rearing its head in the records that I make.

— M. Ward

If I had any real idea of exactly where inspiration comes from, I’d go there, find the foolish thing, bottle it, sell it, and retire to Tuscany.

— Melanie Rawn

Japan, for me, will always be my inspiration source.

— Nicola Formichetti

My great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, was my biggest hero in life, my biggest inspiration behind everything I do.

— Nik Wallenda

My inspiration was the game itself, not any individual player in it.

— Nomar Garciaparra

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.

— Pablo Picasso

I don’t like re-writing very much. The fourth and the fifth draft – that’s too much like work. There’s not much inspiration about it, and the lawyerly side kicks in – being very careful and somewhat technical.

— Scott Turow

Most of my inspiration, if that’s the word, came from books themselves.

— Shelby Foote

The exterior cannot do without the interior since it is from this, as from life, that it derives much of its inspiration and character.

— Stephen Gardiner

I was big into grunge, like Nirvana and Hole, when I was younger, which has been a really huge inspiration because of its rawness and honesty.

— Tove Lo

His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.

— Thomas A. Edison

I value teaching. It’s one of the places I get inspiration, engagement.

— Terrance Hayes

If the script is telling the story well, that is your inspiration, and you do not need to go somewhere else.

— Tom Wilkinson

For me, our beaches have always been a source of personal inspiration.

— Thomas Carper

Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune’s darlings.

— Wislawa Szymborska

When I started studying tenor saxophone as a kid in Belfast, I did so with a guy named George Cassidy, who was also a big inspiration.

— Van Morrison

You get your inspiration – suggestions – wherever you have to, even from your mother.

— Vikram Seth

Love should be an inspiration, not an obligation.

— Zsa Zsa Gabor
Inspirational Quotes About Life and Success

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