Inspirational Quotes

Small: What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhe
Queen Elizabeth II
"What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass; it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today"
Queen Elizabeth II, Royalty
Small: I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women
"I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women"
Ruth Benedict, Scientist
Small: Part of Michaels uniqueness, I think, comes from the fact that he worked with music. He had a tape which he ga
"Part of Michael's uniqueness, I think, comes from the fact that he worked with music. He had a tape which he gave me with many different compositions, really eclectic. These pieces of music were sources of inspiration"
Madeleine Stowe, Actress
Small: My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion t
"My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage, and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled"
Carly Fiorina, Businessman
Small: Actually, I feel music becoming more and more important. Its a big source of inspiration. With whats going on
"Actually, I feel music becoming more and more important. It's a big source of inspiration. With what's going on in the world, we feel almost desperate. Music also brings you peace"
Cecilia Bartoli, Musician
Small: Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts,
"Oh, Spring! I want to go out and feel you and get inspiration. My old things seem dead. I want fresh contacts, more vital searching"
Emily Carr, Artist
Small: Inspiration is the key to everything
Olivia Wilde
"Inspiration is the key to everything"
Olivia Wilde, Actress
Small: I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the country speaking about living with MS to give people ins
"I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the country speaking about living with MS to give people inspiration and motivation to help themselves"
Teri Garr, Actress
Small: Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable.
"Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?"
Alex Noble
Small: I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest.
"I think at one time every drummer wanted to play like Krupa or wanted to win a Gene Krupa drum contest. This is the big inspiration for drummers and naturally it has to be the same way for me"
Buddy Rich, Musician
Small: I think the inspiration came from the fans. Whenever Im online or whenever I get a chance to really communicat
"I think the inspiration came from the fans. Whenever I'm online or whenever I get a chance to really communicate with the fans and the audience, they always say that they would love to have all of the remixes on one CD"
Deborah Cox, Musician
Small: Rosa Parks courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-vi
"Rosa Parks' courage, determination, and tenacity continue to be an inspiration to all those committed to non-violent protest and change nearly half a century later"
Bob Filner, Politician
Small: So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my e
"So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output"
Talib Kweli, Musician
Small: I really think about the times that Ive been through with my husband and all the stuff that weve been through
"I really think about the times that I've been through with my husband and all the stuff that we've been through together, and I think to those moments for inspiration for the role"
Deborah Cox, Musician
Small: Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration
"Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration"
Birch Bayh, Politician
Small: Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despise
"Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised"
Christian Nestell Bovee, Author
Small: Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignite
Johann Gottfried von Herder
"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, Philosopher
Small: Before I do anything, I think, well what hasnt been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly an
Jim Carrey
"Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn't been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that's really worthwhile"
Jim Carrey, Comedian
Small: Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered
"Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered"
John Updike, Novelist
Small: The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made
"The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me"
Bede Griffiths, Clergyman
Small: Sometimes just getting out of the house and doing something you havent done in a long time (or never done!) ca
"Sometimes just getting out of the house and doing something you haven't done in a long time (or never done!) can open up the doors to musical inspiration"
Ken Hill, Playwright
Small: My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness
"My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness"
Enrique Iglesias, Musician
Small: Everyones looking to the urban scene for inspiration now
Robin Gibb
"Everyone's looking to the urban scene for inspiration now"
Robin Gibb, Musician
Small: Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced
"Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced"
Ned Rorem, Composer
Small: For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say,
"For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration, but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song, on commission. The artists would come up with a masterpiece without waiting to have their muse inspire them"
Tom Glazer, Musician
Small: I have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live
"I have inspiration and feelings of being alive most every day I live"
Judy Collins, Musician
Small: I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model f
"I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language"
Don DeLillo, Novelist
Small: If the script is telling the story well, that is your inspiration, and you do not need to go somewhere else
"If the script is telling the story well, that is your inspiration, and you do not need to go somewhere else"
Tom Wilkinson, Actor
Small: A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, its better than no inspiration at all
"A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all"
Rita Mae Brown, Writer
Small: What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road
Italo Calvino
"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, Journalist
Small: The only character I ever remember actually creating in a flash of inspiration was George Liquor. God planted
John Kricfalusi
"The only character I ever remember actually creating in a flash of inspiration was George Liquor. God planted that in my head in an instant"
John Kricfalusi, Artist
Small: When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you somethi
Robin Gibb
"When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss"
Robin Gibb, Musician
Small: If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the insp
"If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist"
Richard King, Director
Small: My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director
"My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director"
Cole Porter, Composer
Small: I am involved with politics today because of the inspiration I received from Ronald Reagan
"I am involved with politics today because of the inspiration I received from Ronald Reagan"
Michael K. Simpson, Politician
Small: In general, I dont know when inspiration will pop up
"In general, I don't know when inspiration will pop up"
Larry Niven, Writer
Small: In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leader
Adam Schiff
"In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity"
Adam Schiff, Politician
Small: When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk, go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go... The muse is boun
"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!"
Judy Collins, Musician
Small: If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today
"If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today"
Barry Mann, Musician
Small: This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe we look to the cities and small towns of Amer
"This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe; we look to the cities and small towns of America. This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people"
Mitt Romney, Politician