There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them.

Tom Krause

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.

Rita Mae Brown

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Thomas A. Edison

Inspiration is God making contact with itself.

Ram Dass

A true friend sees the good in everything, and brings out the best in the worst of things.

Sasha Azevedo

Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.

Amy Tan

Just as appetite comes from eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.

Igor Stravinsky

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.

Victor Hugo

The good Lord made us all out of iron. Then he turns up the heat to forge some of us into steel.

Marie Osmond

The greatest glory never comes from winning, but from rising each time you fall. A person is defined by what he chooses to do with his life, not by what happens to him.

Clay Aiken

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

Aaron Copland

Hate grows and victors where love is afraid to share its bloom.

Don Williams, Jr.

To work is to pray.

John Singer Sargent

Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.

William Feather

I certainly don't regret my experiences because without them, I couldn't imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!

Sasha Azevedo

If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three.

Robert Motherwell

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

Jack London

I love inspiring people, and if I can make a difference in one person's life, then that's success for me!

Sasha Azevedo

I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them.

Sasha Azevedo

Now, bring me that horizon.

Johnny Depp

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

Frank Tibolt

It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

Robert Francis Kennedy

Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.

Vanna Bonta

I will tell you what I have learned myself. For me, a long five or six mile walk helps. And one must go alone and every day.

Brenda Ueland

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.

W. Clement Stone

If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much.

Tom Krause

Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.

Brendan Francis

Life must go on; I forget just why.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

That's all a man can hope for during his lifetime - to set an example - and when he is dead, to be an inspiration for history.

William Mckinley

Knowledge, optimism and inspiration in people living with cancer.

Terry Murphy

She should be an inspiration to everybody. She is just an amazing adult.

Linda Krohn

My dad's music was a great inspiration to me.

Julian Lennon

This continent - that's where my inspiration comes from.

Angelique Kidjo

Beyond matters of the soul, the inspiration for most art is in nature. For me, aesthetic meteorites are the closest approximate to being able to behold that which is in the heavens.

Darryl Pitt

We found a wonderful book of Tahitian tatoos, so we've taken a lot of inspiration from that.

Graham Fraser

I hope this will be an inspiration for the future generation of skaters.

Shizuka Arakawa

My life. The life I'm living that's where all my inspiration comes from. Real life experiences.

Fred Durst

It reveals the inspiration behind the 1967 Beatles classic I am the Walrus.

Ted Owen

We drew our inspiration from everyday stories.

Greg Hunt

He's an inspiration to a lot of us.

Bill Skinner

IMBECILITY, n. A kind of divine inspiration, or sacred fire affecting censorious critics of this dictionary.

Ambrose Bierce

This is a contest that will showcase creativity, inspiration and talent, as well as advertise our county and fair.

Katherine Meade

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.

Brad Henry

Once in a while you get a moment of clarity -- an inspiration -- and they don't come that frequently.

Paul Reiser

You're a real inspiration to us.

John Luna

Amanda Regis is awarded the game ball. She left the game at halftime with a dislocated elbow and that provided the inspiration for a come-from-behind win for the team.

Roberto Abele

She's an inspiration for the team. During practice, she showed us what she can do, and we believe in her.

Ashley Gaeta

We got out there and we all gave him a big hug. He looks a little thin, but we're so happy to have him back because he is such an inspiration.

Dan Zweifel

My late grandfather was an inspiration. Living in that environment, the importance of doing something for others was a constant part of the discourse.

Derek Yach

Roy Chapman will always be an inspiration for those who pursue the dream of winning the Kentucky Derby, and were all better for having known him.

Tom Meeker

Michael Jackson is an inspiration and we are approaching him.

Louis Walsh

I saw what Joel did (at SIU) and it's given me the drive and inspiration to do those same things with this program. He's done a great job there and that's something that's been driving me.

Scott Carroll

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.

Nolan Bushnell

Castro will never change, never. Our job is to provide inspiration and explosives to the Cuban people.

Luis Posada Carriles

She is a very good friend to all of us and we love her dearly. She is an inspiration to everyone.

Pat Brunett

What a great inspiration she is to us all.

Stephany Smith

I have a gentlemen friend who encourages me to play golf too he plays as well. He's just a little older than I, but he's an inspiration to me.

Faye Carnes

The East thought they were going to come out and win this game easily, but we clamped down on them defensively in the second half and we played with a lot of inspiration.

Chase Budinger

She is my helper. Being close to their age, she is an inspiration to the students. They see what she can do and want to follow.

Amanda Driever

For us, silence is an active catalyst for inspiration. It inspires us to make a racket.

Jonah Rapino

It's a big loss. She's a captain and a huge inspiration for the younger ones. She's a terrific, endearing one.

Pinsoom Tenzing

Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.

Eric A. Burns

He was an inspiration, to say the least, ... For all of us. ... He was our hero in a lot of ways.

David Allen

It's all about motivation and inspiration.

Mark Wood

To me, ... it's really about inspiration and motivation.

Michael Levine

If you're here for inspiration, you're too late. If you're here for the funeral, you're too early.

Will & Grace

Down by 20, we could have given up. This gives us some inspiration. It showed that we can always come back.

Vivian Ewalefo

Herbert has been an inspiration to us, ... It took courage for Herbert to do what he has done and to experience what Herbert has experienced.

Carl Johnson

Nice Dreads: Hair Care Basics and Inspiration for Colored Girls Who've Considered Locking Their Hair.

Beacon Press

My inspiration came from my desire to educate our children on the politics of the Iraq war in a light-hearted fashion.

Angela Martin

I (draw) a lot of inspiration from the romance and glamour of that period for my gowns especially.

Inno Soto

How many little kids are out there fighting because they know David did it? A lot of people have said to me that we are an inspiration. ... People say, 'How do you do it?' What choice do I have? You get up and go.

Pat Eckstein

Frank is such an inspiration. I just hope I can walk when I'm his age.

Angela Sgrignuoli

That's the inspiration for this program, to see that it can make a difference.

Cheryl Jensen

Before I ever think of a design I have to select the fabrics, so fabrics actually are the inspiration for any collection.

Geoffrey Beene

Sam is one of those people who lights up a room. He's an absolute inspiration. He definitely leads by example.

David Cherry

My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.

Cole Porter

I've drawn a lot of inspiration from the '60s.

David Chu

If you think of how those women dressed, the kind of refinement, that kind of elegance. That's really the inspiration for these clothes.

Calvin Klein

It was great being a part of it, we were really choked up at halftime when Ruthie spoke. She's meant a lot to me, she's been a real inspiration.

Yolanda Griffith

She's a big inspiration to me. She's a strong person, and she's a very strong gymnast.

Jami Lanz

It was truly an amazing sight and an inspiration for our work in the lab.

Matthew King

Rexroth's anger toward the soul-destroying force of capitalism was a huge inspiration to Allen.

Steve Silberman

. . . inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.

Lisa Alther

An inspiration on and off the football field, as with all who made the ultimate sacrifice in the war on terror.

Abu Ghraib

He's been a real inspiration to both of us.

Brooke Lyons

Dotty is youthful! Always smiling and energetic! She is admirable and my inspiration!

Barbara Mcdonnell

These latest neutrals take their inspiration from the cosmetics counter in both color and purpose.

Debbie Zimmer

What to do when inspiration doesn't come: Be careful not to spook, get the wind up, force things into position. You must wait around until the idea comes.

John Huston

Its important to hear what?s going on in the other schools for inspiration, to be challenged and to be proud.

Stephen Brookes

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

Tom had encouraged me and been an inspiration to me.

Bill C. Davis

These students are pioneers in this effort to rebuild and should be commended for their dedication and hard work. They are an inspiration.

Melissa Cohen

To be that inspiration for people to do better in the world, I love that.

Johann Olav Koss

There was inspiration there. It was a movement with heart and soul that fought back against corporations doing harm to animals and the environment.

Craig Rosebraugh

Hopefully, viewers find some uplift and inspiration in a story that's very grave.

David Zabel

She's a real inspiration. It is such a private thing. You wonder how far to go with it. I guess it depends on who you are.

Doretha Edgecomb

It gave us inspiration and hope.

Tony Fiscella

He was an inspiration. It was just so exciting to hear about somebody so young who had suffered so much and had such hope to accomplish something.

Claudine Goller

He's an inspiration to the team. He's got the heart of a lion. There's not enough I can say about him, the kids rally around him.

Russ Yarworth

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

Thomas Carper

Eugene McCarthy is definitely an inspiration to me as a Democrat and as someone going to the university. It is definitely important to me.

Vanessa Williams

Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.

William Arthur Wood

My family is my inspiration: my husband, kids, parents, brother and sister.

Sherrie Barrentine

Thank goodness for Rachel Ashwell and shabby chic -- that's our inspiration.

Laryl Morrison

He has been a great inspiration to me for these four years.

Johannes Herber

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.

Pablo Picasso

It was an inspiration to me.

Peter Kinder

The book is there for inspiration and as a foundation, the fundamentals on which to build.

Thomas Keller

He's definitely been an inspiration. When I found out, I was shocked. He was so young, healthy and full of energy.

Gary Howell

Daily, he is there and he's an inspiration to others. He does it in his own, quiet style.

Jerry House

They're using the hurricane as their inspiration to win for the season so we're going to have to be fired up for them and force our will on them.

Corey Webster

We get our inspiration from the spa industry.

Shelly Roberts

Look at our children, how happy they are, and if you can't get inspiration from Brandon and Rebecca Denny, you're just not here.

Jim Denny

I got to thank God because that's my inspiration for everything that I do.


He has been such an inspiration to me.

Yevgeny Sudbin

When you think of somewhere really cold for inspiration, you eventually get to Russia.

Sally Singer

To me, Peggy is an inspiration, because it'd be so easy not to do anything. It makes my heart warm.

Debbie Power

I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.

Neil Diamond

It kind of gives everybody else out there who is not a big person the motivation and the inspiration that they know they can do it, too.

Tim Lincecum

It was an inspiration. We thought it would be great to help kids to be able to achieve to their fullest abilities and figured you can't start in high school. It is too hard.

Nancy Pitt

Spears provides inspiration for those struggling with the right choice.

Daniel Edwards

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

Giacomo Puccini

The thing has way more value in inspiration than in clean-energy production.

Auden Schendler

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

Eddie Floyd

They're truly my inspiration. They know I'm actively involved in the community and they give me that extra push.

Erika Tucker

She's been an inspiration to all of us. We were really crossing our fingers hoping that she would get it.

Elli Ochowicz

Whoever it was that stole my bag — you were the inspiration for my imagination.

Eli Reich

By him just being alive is inspiration enough.

Edward Gardner

Most of these people have asked me to wear their bracelet and think of them along my trip. I can't not think about them. They are my inspiration.

Eric Latham