Favorite Quotations ~  Inspiration, 2 You Are Special

"All you have to do is close your eyes and wait for the symbols." ~ Igor Stravinsky

Ella Fitzgerald

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. ~ Ella Fitzgerald

I kept picturing all these little kids in this big field of rye... If they're running and they don't look where they're going, I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. ~ J. D. Salinger

My mind and fingers have worked like the damned. Homer, the Bible, Plato, Locke, Lamartine, Chateaubriand, Beethoven, Bach, Hummel, Mozart, Weber are all around me. I study them. I devour them with fury. ~ Franz Liszt

I hope that there is a very confused 14 year old girl out there who hears me speak or hears me sing and derives some sort of strength from that I heard that when I was 14 that's exactly what happened. ~ Alanis Morissette

Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced. ~ Ned Rorem

The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dares to take the openhearted and courageous way, many others follows. ~ Marian Anderson

I like the inspiration of the first take. ~ Clint Eastwood

I've always disliked words like inspiration. Writing is probably like a scientist thinking about some scientific problem, or an engineer about an engineering problem. ~ Doris Lessing

Everything can draw inspiration: a vintage cloth, a book, a street--when I was in Japan, I was deeply inspired by Japanese pharmacies. ~ Renzo Russo, Movieline Hollywood 2/04

Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. ~ Chuck Close, Wisdom

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

Inspiration in matters of taste will not come twice. ~ André Maurois

Forget the idea that inspiration will come to you like a flash of lightning. It's much more about hard graft. ~ Mark-Anthony Turnage

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