Favorite Quotations ~  Inspiration, 3 Confused Photographer's Guide to On-Camera Spotmetering

"Listen to the voices." ~ William Faulkner

William Faulkner

Don't wait for inspiration. Take action! Action generates inspiration. ~ Frank Tibolt

We want to give kids something to hope for. If one kid says, "Your cd helped get me through this year," that's all it takes. ~ Benji Madden, Teen People, 2003

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

No art was ever less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and study of the great masters; of inspiration, spontaneity, temperament I know nothing. ~ Edgar Degas

I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird. ~ Paul McCartney

Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought. ~ Robert Browning, A Death in the Desert

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

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

As I grow older, part of my emotional survival plan must be to actively seek inspiration instead of passively waiting for it to find me. ~ Bebe Moore Campbell

Inspiration is in seeing a part of the whole with the part of the whole in you. ~ Kahlil Gibran

I’m amazed with how beauty and wonder can inspire in dire situations. ~ Nancy Beach

I have a quote taped to a cabinet in my kitchen: “Our vices are what inspire us.” Mine are sugar and caffeine. ~ Rebecca Kracke Gordon

In the end, inspiration is everything. ~ Michael Blake

Inspiration is not purely passive, but does favor the prepared mind. ~ Scott Barry Kaufman

Inspiration cannot be willed, although it can be wooed. ~ Anthony Storr

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