Every great inspiration is but an experiment…

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Tony Robbins (b. 1960)

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.

Christian Nestell Bovee (1820 – 1904)

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)

Every great inspiration is but an experiment – though every experiment we know, is not a great inspiration.

Charles Ives (1874 – 1954)

Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly.

José Ortega y Gasset (1883 – 1955)

Every mind which has given itself to self-expression in art is aware of a directing agency outside its conscious control which it has agreed to label ‘inspiration’.

Norman Lindsay (1879 – 1969)

Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.

Benjamin Cardozo (1870 – 1938)

It’s lack that gives us inspiration. It’s not fullness.

Ray Bradbury (1920 – 2012)

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.

Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.

Eileen Caddy (1917 – 2006)

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