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Top 9000+ Inspirational Quotes Series Part 103

Top 9000+ Inspirational Quotes Series Part 103
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The series will publish lists of motivational quotes and inspirational quotes. The page will guide you through all the articles published under this series. By reading these inspiring quotes you will get a daily dose of inspiration & motivation.

Inspirational Quotes Series Part 103

  1. But yield who will to their separation, My object in living is to unite my avocation and my vocation as my two eyes make one in sight. ~ Robert Frost
  2. Someday stars will wind down or blow up. Someday death will cover us all like the water of a lake and perhaps nothing will ever come to the surface to show that we were ever there. But we WERE there, and during the time we lived, we were alive. That’s the truth – what is, what was, what will be – not what could be, what should have been, what never can be. ~ Orson Scott Card
  3. Even after the stormiest weather, a true warrior will still reflect the brilliant rays of the magnificent sun through both his or her eyes. You may get hit by sudden lighting or take severe beatings from the cruel wind, but you will always get back up and stand strong on your feet again, soak in the sunlight, and be prepared to get hit by even the most merciless hail – time and time again. ~ Suzy Kassem
  4. The words were unexpected, but so incisively true. So much of prayer is like that – an encounter with a truth that has sunk to the bottom of the heart, that wants to be found, wants to be spoken, wants to be elevated into the realm of sacredness. ~ Sue Monk Kidd
  5. but I have no mind for business and considered staying awake to be enough of an accomplishment. ~ David Sedaris
  6. For the poet is a light and winged and holy thing, and there is no invention in him until he has been inspired and is out of his senses, and the mind is no longer in him: when he has not attained to this state, he is powerless and is unable to utter his oracles. ~ Socrates
  7. When I left Queen’s my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I am going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend, Marilla. I wonder how the road beyond it goes – what there is of green glory and soft, checkered light and shadows – what new landscapes – what new beauties – what curves and hills and valleys farther on. ~ L.M. Montgomery
  8. It isn’t the happy ending Ingrid and I had dreamed up, but it’s all a part of what I’m working through. The way life changes. The way people and things disappear. Then appear, unexpectedly, and hold you close. ~ Nina LaCour
  9. All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  10. Our wounds can so easily turn us into people we don’t want to be, and we hardly see it happening. Protect your heart, love yourself, and be with people who love and care for you. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
  11. If we have not struggled/as hard as we can/at our strongest/how will we sense/the shape of our losses/or know what sustains/us longest or name/what change costs us,/saying how strange/it is that one sector/of the self can step in/for another in trouble,/how loss activates/a latent double, how/we can feed/as upon nectar/upon need? ~ Kay Ryan
  12. Forgetting takes space./Forgotten matters displace/as much anything else as/anything else. We must/skirt unlabeled crates/as though it made sense/and take them when we go/to other states. ~ Kay Ryan
  13. That’s what being alive is, Thing! It’s being badly prepared for everything! Because you only get one chance, Thing! ~ Terry Pratchett
  14. I’m interested in the way in which the past affects the present and I think that if we understand a good deal more about history, we automatically understand a great more about contemporary life. ~ Toni Morrison
  15. Be With Me In The Phases Of My Work Because My Brain Feels Like It Has Been Whipped And I Yearn To Make A Small Perfect Thing Which Will Live In Your Morning Like Curious Static Through A President’s Elegy Or A Nude Hunchback Acquiring A Tan On The Crowded Oily Beach. ~ Leonard Cohen
  16. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new film, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. ~ Jim Jarmusch
  17. To be taught to read—what is the use of that, if you know not whether what you read is false or true? To be taught to write or to speak—but what is the use of speaking, if you have nothing to say? To be taught to think—nay, what is the use of being able to think, if you have nothing to think of? But to be taught to see is to gain word and thought at once, and both true. ~ John Ruskin
  18. No sooner have you feasted on beauty with your eyes than your mind tells you that beauty is vain and beauty passes ~ Virginia Woolf
  19. [B]riefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up. ~ Alan Bennett
  20. Starting over can be the scariest thing in the entire world, whether it’s leaving a lover, a school, a team, a friend or anything else that feels like a core part of our identity but when your gut is telling you that something here isn’t right or feels unsafe, I really want you to listen and trust in that voice. ~ Jennifer Elisabeth
  21. If you believe in your heart that you are right, then you must fight with all your might to do it your way. Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time. ~ Linda Ellerbee
  22. Reading, conversation, environment, culture, heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them and you’ll find out how big a prize you’ve won. ~ Twyla Tharp
  23. I was kind of excited to go to jail for the first time and I learnt some great dialogue. ~ Quentin Tarantino
  24. Everything you need is already within you. The beauty of life is that your DESTINY lies always in your hands. The time has come for you to STEP UP and BE GREAT ~ Pablo
  25. The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  26. He glanced back at the wall. How like a mirror, too, her face. Impossible; for how many people did you know who reflected your own light to you? People were more often–he searched for a simile, found one in his work–torches, blazing away until they whiffed out. How rarely did other people’s faces take of you and throw back to you your own expression, your own innermost trembling thought? ~ Ray Bradbury
  27. Birth, life, and death― each took place on the hidden side of a leaf. ~ Toni Morrison
  28. I have liv’d long enough for others, like the Dog in the Wheel, and it is now the Season to begin for myself: I cannot change that Thing call’d Time, but I can alter its Posture and, as Boys do turn a looking-glass against the Sunne, so I will dazzle you all. ~ Peter Ackroyd
  29. To study and constantly, is this not a pleasure? To have friends come from far away places, is this not a joy? If people do not recognize your worth, but this does not worry you, are you not a true gentleman? ~ Confucius
  30. A too closely watched flower/blossoms the wrong color./Excess attention to the jonquil/turns it gentian. Flowers/need it tranquil to get/their hues right. Some/only open at midnight. ~ Kay Ryan
  31. Inhale when I inhale. Exhale when I exhale. Breathe with me,for two beating hearts breathing one breath together become one. ~ Christina Westover
  32. You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel. ~ Jonny Depp
  33. True beauty radiates not from outer cosmetics, but from the simple joy of making a difference for those that need your voice, passion, and time without expecting or wanting anything in return… ~ Deborah Barnes
  34. If I do not know the will of my Father, and what He requires of me in a certain transaction, if I ask Him to give me wisdom concerning any requirement in my life, or in regard to my own course, or that of my friends, my family, my children, or those that I preside over, and get no answer from Him, and then do the very best that my judgment will teach me, He is bound to own and honor that transaction, and He will do so to all intents and purposes. ~ Brigham Young
  35. They say what doesn’t kill the soul will make you stronger, but you can’t be a stone-hearted man. ~ Anthony Green
  36. Come to the edge. We might fall. Come to the edge. It’s too high! COME TO THE EDGE! And they came And he pushed And they flew. ~ Christopher Logue
  37. Play to win, not “not to lose”. ~ Dondi Scumaci
  38. The really magical things are the ones that happen right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep looking for beauty, but it is already there. And if you look with a bit more intention, you see it. ~ Vik Muñiz
  39. No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
  40. Without inspiration, we’re all like a box of matches that will never be lit. ~ David Archuleta
  41. It is not possible to know how far the influence of any amiable, honest-hearted duty-doing man flies out into the world, but it is very possible to know how it has touched one’s self in going by. ~ Charles Dickens
  42. Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  43. The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward. ~ Aberjhani
  44. Buddha had said:”Each of us is a God. Each of us knows all. We need only open our minds to hear our own wisdom. ~ Dan Brown
  45. Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, “I conquered my fear! YES!” and calmly walk away. I was inspired. ~ Nathan Fillion
  46. You have come to earth to entertain and to be entertained. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  47. Doing what you wanted to do was the only training, and the only preliminary, needed for doing more of what you wanted to do. ~ Kingsley Amis
  48. Gaps don’t/just happen./There is a/generative element/inside them,/a welling motion/as when cold/waters shoulder/up through/warmer oceans./And where gaps/choose to widen,/coordinates warp,/even in places/constant since/the oldest maps. ~ Kay Ryan
  49. Josh had told me a long time ago that he had this theory that an entire relationship was based on what occurred over the course of the first five minutes you know each other. That everything that came after those first minutes was just details being filled in. Meaning: you already knew how deep the love was, how instinctually you felt about someone. What happened in their first five minutes? Time stopped. ~ Laura Dave
  50. The tension between what is, and what we dream of, is important. Not to discount what we have, but to hold onto that middle ground, because it’s in there that the magic happens. ~ Susan Branch
  51. I’m not out to compete with any one, I’m here to complete, by encouraging and inspiring souls through a text at a time ~ Bernard Kelvin Clive
  52. Who dares, win ~ Paulo Coelho
  53. Do not waste the vast majority of your life doing something you hate so that you can spend the small remainder sliver of your life in modest comfort. You may never reach that end anyway. Resist the temptation to get a job. Instead, play. Find something you enjoy doing. Do it. Over and over again. You will become good at it for two reasons: you like it, and you do it often. Soon, that will have value in itself. ~ Adrian Tan
  54. No one rises above who he or she has been without first having fallen down. The best time – in fact, the only time – to make a real change in your life is in the moment of seeing the need for it. He who hesitates always gets lost in the hundred reasons why tomorrow is a better day to get started. ~ Guy Finley
  55. When you walk a life of honesty, you live a life of truth. ~ Therese Benedict
  56. I imagine what would happen if everyone turned their regrets into wishes, went around shouting them. ~ Nina LaCour
  57. To only responsible choice I can make is to be love and happiness.” Vincellent” Love the world as you love yourself”.Lao Tze”The next step in man’s evolution will be the survival of the wisest. ~ Deepak Chopra
  58. I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean. ~ Socrates
  59. How quick and rushing life can sometimes seem, when at the same time it’s so slow and sweet and everlasting. ~ Graham Swift
  60. Love is forgiving, accepting, moving on, embracing, and all encompassing. And if you’re not doing that for yourself, you cannot do that with anyone else. ~ Steve Maraboli
  61. There is no tomorrow and there was no yesterday if you truly want to accomplish your goals you must engulf yourself in today. ~ Noel DeJesus
  62. An average man is egoistic, proud and has strong self esteem. They always require partners who massage their ego not those who will drag their ego to the mud. ~ Jaachynma N.E. Agu
  63. Not even waste/is inviolate./The day misspent,/the love misplaced,/has inside it/the seed of redemption./Nothing is exempt from resurrection. ~ Kay Ryan
  64. What you have learned from experience is worth much more than gold. If you have a house it may burn down. Any kind of possession can be lost, but your experience is yours forever. Keep it and find a way to use it. ~ Somaly Mam
  65. Maybe we all just exist, all versions of us exist at times, and we have to figure out a way to get to each of them, to find each one and tell that version that it’s okay, that it’s all just the way it works, a concept too powerful to ignore but too complicated to explain. ~ John Corey Whaley
  66. Which road, which road did you take That brought you here at last? No road, no road did I take. I leaped, I leaped from dream to dream. ~ Franz Werfel
  67. Read deeply. Stay open. Continue to wonder. ~ Austin Kleon
  68. Boredom is the fear of self. ~ Marie Joséphine de Suin
  69. They may try to stop you by their words and deeds, but like air you will rise above it all. You are unstoppable ~ Bernard Kelvin Clive
  70. You can’t hide the thunderbolt. When it hits you, everybody can see it. Christ, man, don’t be ashamed of it, some men pray for the thunderbolt. You’re a very lucky fellow. – Calo ~ Mario Puzo
  71. Think of yourself as a brand. You need to be remembered. What will they remember you for? What defines you? If you have it in you, do something that defines you. Invent something, develop a unique skill, get noticed for something — it creates a talking point. ~ Chris Arnold
  72. One does not surrender a life in an instant. That which is lifelong can only be surrendered in a lifetime. ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  73. How soon country people forget. When they fall in love with a city it is forever, and it is like forever. As though there never was a time when they didn’t love it. The minute they arrive at the train station or get off the ferry and glimpse the wide streets and the wasteful lamps lighting them, they know they are born for it. There, in a city, they are not so much new as themselves: their stronger, riskier selves. ~ Toni Morrison
  74. Action creates/a taste/for itself. ~ Kay Ryan
  75. Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good. ~ Saadi
  76. Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul. ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  77. So consider your options, make your choice and call me home. ~ Kelley Armstrong
  78. Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come. ~ Frances Mayes
  79. Sounds travel through space long after their wave patterns have ceased to be detectable by the human ear: some cut right through the ionosphere and barrel on out into the cosmic heartland, while others bounce around, eventually being absorbed into the vibratory fields of earthly barriers, but in neither case does the energy succumb; it goes on forever – which is why we, each of us, should take pains to make sweet notes. ~ Tom Robbins
  80. Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations. ~ Tim O’Reilly
  81. Men love women who are courageous for it means they can go all the way with him in his pursuit of his good dreams and intentions. ~ Jaachynma N.E. Agu
  82. Inspiration is what keeps us well. ~ James Redfield
  83. Do not speak about anyone who is not physically present. ~ Allan Lokos
  84. Amateurs look for inspiration the rest of us just get up and go to work. ~ Chuck Close
  85. blindness is a private matter between a person and the eyes with which he or she was born. ~ José Saramago
  86. The stars up there at night are closer than you think. ~ Doug Dillon
  87. Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream. ~ James Ross
  88. He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  89. We all get lots of people. And maybe we don’t always get to have them the exact way we want them, but if we can figure out a way to compromise, you know, then we can keep them all. ~ John Corey Whaley
  90. Then that’s what the Northern Lights are. All the lives that we’re not living. ~ Adi Alsaid
  91. If [you’re asked] what you think, tell. If you have a preference, voice it. If you have a question, ask it. If you want to cry, bawl. If you need help, raise your hand and jump up and down. ~ Kristin Richter
  92. Strength comes from struggle. When you learn to see your struggles as opportunities to become stronger, better, wiser, then your thinking shifts from “I can’t do this” to “I must do this. ~ Toni Sorenson
  93. At a certain age almost all the questions a person asks him or herself are really just about one thing: how should you live your life? ~ Fredrik Backman
  94. Moods can be contagious. Don’t catch or spread a bad mood. ~ Marilyn Suttle
  95. We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen. ~ James Redfield
  96. If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life. ~ Charles Bukowski
  97. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own.I am the force. ~ Elaine Maxwell
  98. Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll. ~ Helen Hanson
  99. ‎”You shouldn’t feel so bad about being afraid of so many things.” “Why not?” “Because if you weren’t afraid never ever, then you couldn’t be brave never ever. ~ C. JoyBell C.
  100. Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives. ~ Yasmin Mogahed

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