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Top 9000+ Inspirational Quotes Series Part 106

Top 9000+ Inspirational Quotes Series Part 106
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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 106

  1. If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up. ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  2. Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. ~ Martin Luther
  3. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  4. You’ll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him. ~ Lou Holtz
  5. So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
  6. All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  7. There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose. ~ Garth Stein
  8. Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. ~ Mary Kay Ash
  9. I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me. ~ Hermann Hesse
  10. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. ~ Rachel Carson
  11. When all is said and done, more is said than done. ~ Lou Holtz
  12. Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us. ~ David Richo
  13. Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. ~ Hunter S. Thompson
  14. When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. ~ Karen E. Quinones Miller
  15. The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. ~ Jordan Belfort
  16. It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. ~ Babe Ruth
  17. Tomorrow will be better.”“But what if it’s not?” I asked.“Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better. ~ Morgan Matson
  18. To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  19. Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi
  20. You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus Aurelius
  21. Love is the absence of judgment. ~ Dalai Lama XIV
  22. There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~ Zora Neale Hurston
  23. If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be. ~ Unknown
  24. Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. ~ Thomas Jefferson
  25. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ~ Jane Goodall
  26. You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  27. I dream my painting and I paint my dream. ~ Vincent van Gogh
  28. It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. ~ Lou Holtz
  29. I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  30. Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. ~ Maya Angelou
  31. And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  32. We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~ Maya Angelou
  33. Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly. ~ Neil Gaiman
  34. Do one thing every day that scares you. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  35. If we can write or sing or create in some way, even when we are dealing with difficulties or pain, then it becomes something bigger than ourselves — and often beautiful. ~ Brenda Peterson
  36. Grub Street turns out good things almost as often as Parnassus. For if a writer is hard up enough, if he’s far down enough (down where I have been and am rising from, I am really saying), he can’t afford self-doubt and he can’t let other people’s opinions, even a father’s, keep him from writing. ~ Wallace Stegner
  37. Let your story grow. Let it surprise you, and it will certainly surprise your readers. ~ M. Kirin
  38. The internet is killing the art of writing. The big “publish” button begs you to publish even before you go back and make one single edit, and as if this was not enough, you have instant readers who praise your writing skills!- ~ Bangambiki Habyarimana
  39. If there’s a will, there’s a way!I feel larger than LIFE–and look up to the stars who shine down on me and have become my own personal cheerleaders….as my fingers tap on my computer late into the night.. ~ Donna Scrima-Black
  40. About writing:The trick is to make sure you love what you’ve produced–to Believe..in order to convince. ~ Christina Westover
  41. Lately the muse has been treating me like Ike treated Tina. ~ Quentin R. Bufogle
  42. Never let negativity derail your journey as a writer. Use the energy for your own betterment. ~ Guadalupe Neri
  43. Writing a story, regardless of length, begins always with a single word. ~ Don Roff
  44. If you like fantasy and you want to be the next Tolkien, don’t read big Tolkienesque fantasies — Tolkien didn’t read big Tolkienesque fantasies, he read books on Finnish philology. Go and read outside of your comfort zone, go and learn stuff. ~ Neil Gaiman
  45. When his writing is going well, Gordon Strangle Mars likes to wake up at 6 a.m. and go out driving. He works out new plot lines about giant spiders and keeps an eye out for abandoned couches, which he wrestles into the back of his pickup truck. Then he writes for the rest of the day. ~ Kelly Link
  46. Love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love. ~ Athol Fugard
  47. Writing is the voices inside our heads, our minds, the creativity that exists for us to, from nothing, create alternate worlds, manipulate a personality or to introduce a new kind of love, a new kind of hate or pain or happiness or wonder or… anything we want. Through words, we can do, we can be anything we want. ~ Allie Burke
  48. Anything creative requires a bit of acting,and filling in blanks with imagination. ~ Christina Westover
  49. Language imparts identity, meaning, and perspective to our human condition. Writers are either polluters or part of the cleanup. ~ Mary Pipher
  50. But that initial, comet-blazing-across-the-sky, Big Idea is only the beginning. Each book is composed of a mosaic of thousands of little ideas, ideas that invariably come to me at two in the morning when my alarm is set for seven. ~ Lauren Willig
  51. And life is a good thing for a writer. It’s where we get our raw material, for a start. We quite like to stop and watch it. ~ Neil Gaiman
  52. Arithmetic is the death of story. ~ Jincy Willett
  53. There’s a kid or some kids somewhere. I’ll never know them. They’re particle-puzzle-cubing right now. They might be mini-misanthropes from Moosefart, Montana. They might be demi-dystopians from Dogdick, Delaware. They dig my demonic dramas. The metaphysic maims them. They grasp the gravity. They’ll duke it out with their demons. They’ll serve a surfeit of survival skills. They won’t be chronologically crucified.They’ll shore up my shit. They’ll radically revise it. They’ll pass it along. ~ James Ellroy
  54. Trying to live up to yourself is the most trying thing. ~ Ren Garcia
  55. You have to find your own shtick. A Picasso always looks like Picasso painted it. Hemingway always sounds like Hemingway. A Beethoven symphony always sounds like a Beethoven symphony. Part of being a master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own. ~ Hugh MacLeod
  56. Goals are dreams with a deadline. ~ Napoleon Hill
  57. An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. ~ Charles Dickens
  58. Nothing makes a person desire improvement like failure ~ Christopher Stocking
  59. Fueled by my inspiration, I ran across the room to steal the cup of coffee the bookshelf had taken prisoner. Lapping the black watery brew like a hyena, I tossed the empty cup aside. I then returned to the chair to continue my divine act of creation. Hot blood swished in my head as my mighty pen stole across the page. ~ Roman Payne
  60. It has been often said that writing is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration. In my experience, this is true. But, in my opinion, it is useless without that 1 percent. It’s like an engine without fuel — can’t get anywhere without it. Or like a lighthouse without a light on top — doesn’t guide anyone in to home or safe harbor. ~ Robert Fanney
  61. I realized that the good stories were affecting the organs of my body in various ways, and the really good ones were stimulating more than one organ. An effective story grabs your gut, tightens your throat, makes your heart race and your lungs pump, brings tears to your eyes or an explosion of laughter to your lips. ~ Christopher Vogler
  62. Formerly I believed books were made like this: a poet came, lightly opened his lips, and the inspired fool burst into song – if you please! But it seems, before they can launch a song, poets must tramp for days with callused feet, and the sluggish fish of the imagination flounders softly in the slush of the heart. And while, with twittering rhymes, they boil a broth of loves and nightingales, the tongueless street merely writhes for lack of something to shout or say ~ Vladimir Mayakovsky
  63. I believe the first draft of a book — even a long one — should take no more than three months…Any longer and — for me, at least — the story begins to take on an odd foreign feel, like a dispatch from the Romanian Department of Public Affairs, or something broadcast on high-band shortwave duiring a period of severe sunspot activity. ~ Stephen King
  64. People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain.. or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris. ~ Roman Payne
  65. My circumstances of unrelieved responsibility and permanent distraction necessitated the short story form. ~ Raymond Carver
  66. Shut up and write. ~ K.A. Laity
  67. How do you even know I’m someone you’ll want to remember? We’ve only seen each other once before.'(Amber)’Have you ever looked at a painting and known you had something in common with it? Have you ever seen something so beautiful you feel like crying? When I see you, I feel that way. I feel like the deepest part of me understands something vital about you.'(Virgil Daly) ~ Christina Westover
  68. All you have to do is put one word after another, and remember how great it feels to be a writer. ~ Stephanie Lennox
  69. File under “Hard Truths”: the creative muse is fiction. If you sit around waiting for the right moment to create, you will die waiting. ~ Antony Johnston
  70. I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden. ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
  71. (W)hat I write when I force myself is generally just as good as what I write when I’m feeling inspired. It’s mainly a matter of forcing yourself to write. ~ Tom Wolfe
  72. Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work – and realizing what opportunity is and what isn’t.” — Lucille Ball ~ Lucille Ball
  73. Don’t waste time waiting for inspiration. Begin, and inspiration will find you. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  74. I started out of course with Hemingway when I learned how to write. Until I realized Hemingway doesn’t have a sense of humor. He never has anything funny in his stories. ~ Elmore Leonard
  75. It’s often a matter of sitting in front of the computer and worrying. It’s what writing comes down to–worrying that things aren’t going to work out. ~ Khaled Hosseini
  76. Occasionally, there arises a writing situation where you see an alternative to what you are doing, a mad, wild gamble of a way for handling something, which may leave you looking stupid, ridiculous or brilliant -you just don’t know which. You can play it safe there, too, and proceed along the route you’d mapped out for yourself. Or you can trust your personal demon who delivered that crazy idea in the first place.Trust your demon. ~ Roger Zelazny
  77. The mind travels faster than the pen; consequently, writing becomes a question of learning to make occasional wing shots, bringing down the bird of thought as it flashes by. A writer is a gunner, sometimes waiting in the blind for something to come in, sometimes roaming the countryside hoping to scare something up. ~ E.B. White
  78. If you really want to be a writer, nobody can stop you — and if you don’t, nobody can help you. ~ Alma Alexander
  79. Just start the sentence…and see what happens. This is how we write. ~ Jincy Willett
  80. …(W)here there’s drama, there’s crap. ~ Jincy Willett
  81. When I type a title page, I hold it and I look at it and I think, I just need four thousand sentences to go with this and I’ll have a book. ~ Betsy Byars
  82. There are people who think that things that happen in fiction do not really happen. These people are wrong. ~ Neil Gaiman
  83. The writer’s only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. It anguishes him so much he must get rid of it. He has no peace until then. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ is worth any number of old ladies. ~ William Faulkner
  84. Now I found it in writing sentences. You can write that sentence in a way that you would have written it last year. Or you can write it in the way of the exquisite nuance that is sriting in your mind now. But that takes a lot of … waiting for the right word to come. ~ Joseph Campbell
  85. I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp. ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  86. Others may write from the head, but he writes from the heart, and the heart will always understand him. ~ Washington Irving
  87. I wrote a book. It sucked. I wrote nine more books. They sucked, too. Meanwhile, I read every single thing I could find on publishing and writing, went to conferences, joined professional organizations, hooked up with fellow writers in critique groups, and didn’t give up. Then I wrote one more book. ~ Beth Revis
  88. Just as anyone who listens to the muse will hear, you can write out of your own intention or out of inspiration. There is such a thing. It comes up and talks. And those who have heard deeply the rhythms and hymns of the gods, can recite those hymns in such a way that the gods will be attracted. ~ Joseph Campbell
  89. You don’t need to wait for inspiration to write. It’s easier to be inspired while writing that while not writing… ~ Josip Novakovich
  90. At that moment, the urge to be writing was stronger than any notion she had of what she might write. ~ Ian McEwan
  91. Chase your dreams until you catch them…and then dream, catch, and dream again! ~ Dee Marie
  92. You either have to write or you shouldn’t be writing. That’s all. ~ Joss Whedon
  93. The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write about it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  94. Collect books, even if you don’t plan on reading them right away. Nothing is more important than an unread library. ~ John Waters
  95. First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice. ~ Octavia E. Butler
  96. Anger … it’s a paralyzing emotion … you can’t get anything done. People sort of think it’s an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling — I don’t think it’s any of that — it’s helpless … it’s absence of control — and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers … and anger doesn’t provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever.”[Interview with CBS radio host Don Swaim, September 15, 1987.] ~ Toni Morrison
  97. You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~ Jack London
  98. You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. ~ Saul Bellow
  99. Do not speak wickedness, Tania. God can yet deliver us, if He chooses. If not, we shall glorify Him with our deaths. Jonah Havalseth ~ Sandra Kopp
  100. In general, if we leave out the atheistic fraction of world population that possesses no notable optimistic or positive Qualia of God, the majority of the human species possesses a beneficial Qualia of God enriched with blissful sentiments. ~ Abhijit Naskar

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