Inspire quotes

  • Nobody ever forgets their first night in the bush. It's among the precious, meagre handful of life firsts that remain indelible.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Night #Inspire #Firsts

  • If a man will comprehend the richness and variety of the universe, and inspire his mind with a due measure of wonder and awe, he must contemplate the human intellect not only on its heights of genius but in its abysses of ineptitude...
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Men #Inspire #Mind

  • Awake, awake, my Lyre!And tell thy silent master's humble taleIn sounds that may prevail;Sounds that gentle thoughts inspire:Though so exalted sheAnd I so lowly beTell her, such different notes make all thy harmony.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Humble #Inspire #Sound

  • You live it forward, but understand it backward.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Life #Inspire

  • When I kicked in the first TV – a nineteen-inch Magnavox with wicker speaker panels – it felt like the most perfect thing I had done in a long time. And there's nothing like the feeling of perfection that will inspire repeated behavior.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #Long #Perfect #Inspire

  • An America that inspires hope in its ideals must complement an America that inspires awe in its strength.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #America #Inspire #Awe

  • Every story, each poem that a person shares, each voice that speaks against menstrual taboo, inspires me.
    -- Additi Gupta

    #Journey #Voice #Inspire

  • There is psychological pleasure in this takeoff, too, for the swiftness of the plane’s ascent is an exemplary symbol of transformation. The display of power can inspire us to imagine analogous, decisive shifts in our own lives, to imagine that we, too, might one day surge above much that now looms over us.” P. 38-39
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Inspire #One Day #Swiftness

  • My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of ***** if you're lucky.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Life #Cowboy #Inspire

  • The splitting of the atom has changed everything except for how we think.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Freedom #Thinking #Inspire

  • Nothing can inspire religious duty or animation but religion.
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #Religious #Inspire #Religion

  • I really learn from something that really inspires me and it becomes something that I remember.
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Inspire #Remember

  • I used to think great teachers inspire you. Now I think I had it wrong. Good teachers inspire you; great teachers show you how to inspire yourself every day of your life. They don't show you their magic. They show you how to make magic of your own.
    -- Alfred Doblin

    #Teacher #Thinking #Inspire

  • This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.
    -- Alice Waters

    #Thoughtful #Hopeful #Inspire

  • There are times, like after a long day of work, when the thought of an easy drive-through is enticing. But then I remember how crappy I felt when I ate fast food in the past, and it inspires me to head to the grocery store or my local farmer's market and whip up an easy but healthier option.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Past #Long #Inspire

  • My faith inspires me so much. It is the very reason that I run. I feel that my running is completely a gift from God and it is my responsibility to use it to glorify him.
    -- Allyson Felix

    #Running #Responsibility #Inspire

  • A lot of food shows need only to tempt. Some food shows only need to inspire, to empower. And there are a lot of shows that do that.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Empowering #Inspire #Needs

  • Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Parenting #Inspire #Parenthood

  • Economics, as it has emerged, can be made more productive by paying greater and more explicit attention to the ethical considerations that shape human behaviour and judgment.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Challenges #Inspire #Attention

  • Poverty is the deprivation of opportunity.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Opportunity #Challenges #Inspire

  • First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Inspiration #Men #Inspire

  • Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #People #Challenges #Inspire

  • No, it's not dissatisfaction that inspires me to tinker with my songs, it's just restlessness.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Song #Inspire #Dissatisfaction

  • I believe that doing movies like this is positive because they can inspire and be entertaining.
    -- Andrew Garfield

    #Believe #Inspire #I Believe

  • That's what great art does - it inspires other artists to do great art, and that's what it should do.
    -- Andrew Stanton

    #Art #Inspire #Doe

  • Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
    -- Andy Grove

    #Business #Failure #Inspire

  • A good coach always coaches to a leader's potential, not his current level of performance. A good leadership coach will see the potential in you and inspire you accordingly.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Leader #Inspire #Coaching

  • Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Life #Art #Inspire

  • The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Heart #Men #Inspire

  • I live to inspire girls, volunteers, Girl Scout staff and alumni
    -- Anna Maria Chavez

    #Girl #Volunteer #Inspire

  • No" is a complete sentence.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Health #Inspire #Sentences

  • I'm usually working on my own mythology, my own realm of created characters. Stories in mythology inspire me, though I may not be conscious of it.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Moving #Character #Inspire

  • As I get older, I want to draw on my experience to make roles better. I see that in the older women who inspire me - their experience makes them better.
    -- Anne-Marie Duff

    #Inspire #Roles #Want

  • Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so that we may feel again their majesty and power? What do we ever know that is higher than that power which, from time to time, seizes our lives, and reveals us startlingly to ourselves as creatures set down here bewildered?
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Reading #Inspire #Mind

  • A book can teach you, a conversation can assure you, a poem can seduce you, a genius can inspire you but only you can save yourself.
    -- Anthony Anaxagorou

    #Book #Inspire #Genius

  • I'd learned something... Food had power. It could inspire, astonish, shock, excite, delight and impress. It had the power to please me... and others. This was valuable information.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Inspire #Delight #Information

  • If you're starting out or trying to get to the next level, surround yourself with people who keep you motivated and energized - people who inspire you to achieve your best every day. When you do this, you can't lose.
    -- Anthony Famiglietti

    #People #Inspire #Trying

  • I believe that companies, doing business in a responsible and sustainable way, can help raise the quality of life and standards of living in some of the poorest parts of the world
    -- Antony Burgmans

    #Believe #Challenges #Inspire

  • The Koran calls for belief and consequent obedience. It is, surely, calculated to inspire fear, indeed abject terror, rather than love.
    -- Antony Flew

    #Love Is #Inspire #Islam

  • A man who relentlessly perspires to be excellent evidently inspires many with his intelligence and elegance.
    -- Anuj

    #Men #Inspire #Elegance

  • When we really connect to that place of wisdom and strength and understanding, everything becomes easier.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Understanding #Inspire #Easier

  • I like to find an artist who inspires me and get into their world and challenge them.
    -- Ariel Rechtshaid

    #Artist #Challenges #Inspire

  • Love's way of dealing with us is different from conscience's way. Conscience commands; love inspires. What we do out of love, we do because we want to.
    -- Arnold J. Toynbee

    #Love #Inspire #Different

  • Should I ever marry, Watson, I should hope to inspire my wife with some feeling which would prevent her from being walked off by a housekeeper when my corpse was lying within a few yards of her.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Lying #Wife #Inspire

  • The reverse process is extremely important to me - that artistic images can inspire to words and different myths, and that in certain cultures this process has been the normal relation between images and words.
    -- Asger Jorn

    #Inspire #Important #Normal

  • I hope to inspire people, influence people.
    -- Ashley Tisdale

    #People #Inspire #Influence

  • Admiration from my readers inspire me, and the only 'formula' I believe in towards making a good writer is: 'to thine own self be true!'
    -- Ashwin Sanghi

    #Believe #Self #Inspire

  • All humanity inspires me. Every passer-by is my unconscious sitter; and as strange as it may seem, I really draw folk as I see them. Surely it is not my fault that they fall into certain lines and angles.
    -- Aubrey Beardsley

    #Fall #Inspire #Humanity

  • Don't you think it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?
    -- Audrey Niffenegger

    #Life #Thinking #Inspire

  • I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.
    -- Augusta Savage

    #Beautiful #Inspire #Talent

  • If only shame were a reliable engine for behavior modification. All it does is make me feel bad, which inspires me to bust open a bag of cheese popcorn, which then makes me feel crappy about my weight.
    -- Ayelet Waldman

    #Inspire #Doe #Popcorn

  • No matter where you are, you're always a bit on your own, always an outsider.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Travel #Inspire #Matter

  • Power is sexy, not simply in its own right, but because it inspires self-confidence in its owner and a shiver of subservience on the part of those who approach it.
    -- Barbara Amiel

    #Sexy #Self Confidence #Inspire

  • Perhaps I need some shattering experience to awaken and inspire me, or at least to give me some emotion to recollect in tranquility. But how to get it? Sit here and wait for it or go out and seek it? . . . I expect it will be sit and wait.
    -- Barbara Pym

    #Giving #Waiting #Inspire

  • Be passionate about the culture and the business, and remain positive, because it inspires others.
    -- Barry Libert

    #Inspire #Marketing #Culture

  • Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.
    -- Barry Lopez

    #Inspire #Needs #Stories

  • You can't write if you can't relate.
    -- Beck

    #Writing #Inspire #Relate

  • Dancing inspires my music. Having your girlfriends all together and just being free and happy.
    -- Bella Thorne

    #Girlfriend #Dancing #Inspire

  • Music is a big part of my life. I listen to different genres, and I choose the music that will inspire the next part of my story.
    -- Bella Thorne

    #Inspire #Different #Stories

  • If I'm inspired and music inspires me, then I will continue to play it.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Play #Inspire #Inspired

  • The things that inspire people to think are what keeps a film alive.
    -- Ben Wheatley

    #Thinking #People #Inspire

  • Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Life #Inspire #Easy

  • Beauty can inspire miracles.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Beauty #Miracle #Inspire

  • Inspiration is the greatest gift because it opens your life to many new possibilities. Each day becomes more meaningful, and your life is enhanced when your actions are guided by what inspires you.
    -- Bernie Siegel

    #Meaningful #Inspiration #Inspire

  • What the history of aviation has brought in the 20th century should inspire us to be inventors and explorers ourselves in the new century.
    -- Bertrand Piccard

    #Inspire #Aviation #Should

  • Snow always inspires such awe in me. Just consider one tiny snowflake alone, so delicate, so fragile, so ethereal. And yet, let a billion of them come together through the majestic force of nature, they can screw up a whole city.
    -- Betty White

    #Cities #Snow #Inspire

  • What was the duty of the teacher if not to inspire?
    -- Bharati Mukherjee

    #Teacher #Teaching #Inspire

  • Public education is a good foundation on which to build a better life for each of us. And if we want to prove to these children who never made the mess in the first place that education is worth the trouble, our schools have to inspire them so they can do what they ought to do.
    -- Bill Cosby

    #Children #School #Inspire

  • Serving and attempting to inspire others is a responsibility, not a choice.
    -- Bill Courtney

    #Responsibility #Choices #Inspire

  • J.J. Watt, he does on defense what Andrew Luck does on offense. He inspires those around him, he makes them better.
    -- Bill Cowher

    #Inspire #Luck #Doe

  • Becoming critical in the face of criticism, only inspires more criticism.
    -- Bill Crawford

    #Inspire #Criticism #Faces

  • If somebody can inspire me, it feels really special
    -- Bill Sienkiewicz

    #Inspire #Special #Feels

  • Every day is a surprise. There are confirmations of an interconnectivity and synchronicity which inspire, titillate and confirm the inherent comedy of the universe.
    -- Billy Zane

    #Inspire #Comedy #Surprise

  • The first thing that inspires any song is a chord progression. When I have one I really like, I get into the lyrics even more.
    -- Black Francis

    #Song #Inspire #Firsts

  • If i'm not with somebody who really excites or inspires me, then I'd rather be by myself.
    -- Blake Lively

    #Inspire #Enthusiasm

  • Hangout with people who respect you. And people who inspire you.
    -- Bo Sanchez

    #People #Inspire

  • At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Life #Inspire #Stage

  • Art is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for any one but inspire them?
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Art #Inspire #Purpose

  • I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.
    -- Bobby Brown

    #Being Yourself #Simplicity #Inspire

  • A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
    -- Brad Henry

    #Teacher #Imagination #Inspire

  • None of us has ever seen a motive. Therefore, we don't know we can't do anything more than suspect what inspires the action of another. For this good and valid reason, we're told not to judge. Tragedy is that our attention centers on what people are not, rather than on what they are and who they might become.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Judging #People #Inspire

  • The tantalizing discomfort of perplexity is what inspires otherwise ordinary men and women to extraordinary feats of ingenuity and creativity; nothing quite focuses the mind like dissonant details awaiting harmonious resolution.
    -- Brian Greene

    #Creativity #Men #Inspire

  • We live in a time where brands are people and people are brands.
    -- Brian Solis

    #People #Inspire #Brands

  • Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #People #Goal #Inspire

  • Labels don't really impress, it's the uniqueness and risk in decor that inspire.
    -- Bryan Batt

    #Inspire #Risk #Labels

  • I've always had the perspective that roles come into my life when I need them most and sort of teach me lessons. The same can be true of films, films are released into society to aid in a lesson, inspire people, comfort people.
    -- Bryce Dallas Howard

    #People #Perspective #Inspire

  • I've learned... that sometimes coming public with certain things, it inspires other people. And sometimes I want to keep things private... but then I found out that it helps other families...
    -- Bubba Watson

    #Helping Others #People #Inspire

  • Life is about timing.
    -- Carl Lewis

    #Life #Sports #Inspire

  • The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Teacher #Inspire #Mind

  • An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence. Because God can be relegated to remote times and places and to ultimate causes, we would have to know a great deal more about the universe than we do now to be sure that no such God exists. To be certain of the existence of God and to be certain of the nonexistence of God seem to me to be the confident extremes in a subject so riddled with doubt and uncertainty as to inspire very little confidence indeed.
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Atheist #Inspire #Doubt

  • When you dance with a partner you are close and the dance is very suggestive, but it is not personal … “Close is what the music inspire you to become. The embrace looks personal, but what we are actually embracing is the music.
    -- Carlos Gavito

    #Inspire #Looks #Embrace

  • I had one drama teacher who was amazing, Ms. Perkins. She really tried to inspire me and get me going.
    -- Carlos Pena, Jr.

    #Teacher #Drama #Inspire

  • To have a public life, you still have the right to a private life.
    -- Catherine Deneuve

    #Life #Inspire #Private Life

  • it is better to inspire a reform than to enforce it.
    -- Catherine the Great

    #Change #Inspire #Reform

  • There are women who inspire you with the desire to conquer them and to take your pleasure of them; but this one fills you only with the desire to die slowly beneath her gaze.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Inspire #Desire #Conquer

  • Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Childhood #Inspire #Genius

  • Music’s the soundtrack of my life and has been since I was a teenager. There’s always music. If I’m not playing it, I’m listening to it. With my writing…sometimes it inspires a story, sometimes it highlights something I’m working on, sometimes it simply helps me stay in the narrative mood.
    -- Charles de Lint

    #Teenager #Writing #Inspire

  • The future is not inevitable. We can influence it, if we know what we want it to be.
    -- Charles Handy

    #Challenges #Inspire #Want

  • The need to exert power, when thwarted in the open fields of life, is the more likely to assert itself in trifles.
    -- Charles Horton Cooley

    #Life #Power #Inspire

  • I preach darkness. I don't inspire hope—only shadows. It's up to you to find the light in my words.
    -- Charles Lee

    #Light #Inspire #Darkness