As it turns out, now is the moment you've been waiting for
I can speak for most songwriters - those breakup love songs are so easy to write, as far as the inspiration and all that.
The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps
Hope and optimism have defined my political career, and I continue to be hopeful and optimistic about Canada. Young people have been a great source of inspiration for me.
I've always thought that a woman owes it to herself to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity.
If you preachers would start winning souls everywhere you go, you wouldn't have to get a book of illustrations to preach from next Sunday.
If there's anything I'd like to preach about, the loudest, other than the Gospel, it's selfishness. If there's anything I'd like to impress upon the hearts and minds of my people, it's to get out of the self life.
Soul winning is not a method; it is a command. We are supposed to go soul winning and do soul winning if our churches grow or if our churches decrease in attendance.
I get a lot of my inspiration from my family, but I never got to meet my dad's dad.
You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds.'
While I do believe I become a technically better writer over time, in others ways writing gets harder because inspiration is finite.
Though energy and inspiration diminish, experience grows - the theme of parents and kids, for instance.
You don't need to wait for inspiration to write. It's easier to be inspired while writing that while not writing.
The beauty of nature has been one of the great inspirations in my life.
In politics, madame, you need two things: friends, but above all an enemy.
May you find INSPIRATION in the big picture, but may you find LOVE in the details.
Harmony sinks deep into the recesses of the soul and takes its strongest hold there, bringing grace also to the body & mind as well. Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order.
Poets do not compose their poems with knowledge, but by some inborn talent and by inspiration, like seers and prophets who also say many fine things without any understanding of what they say.
Take charge of your thoughts. You can do what you will with them
Man's music is seen as a means of restoring the soul, as well as confused and discordant bodily afflictions, to the harmonic proportions that it shares with the world soul of the cosmos.
He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
Neither human wisdom nor divine inspiration can confer upon man any greater blessing than this [live a life of happiness and harmony here on earth].
Conversation in its happiest development is a link, equally exquisite and adequate, between mind and mind, a system by which men approach one another with sympathy and enjoyment, a field for the finest amenities of civilization, for the keenest and most intelligent display of social activity. It is also our solace, our inspiration, and our most rational pleasure. It is a duty we owe to one another; it is our common debt to humanity.
My inspiration comes from everywhere, just walking down the street and I never know where it's going to come from, so I keep a notebook with me at all times and the only criteria for anything making it into that notebook is if it stops me in my tracks for even an instant, if it catches my eye or my ear and I just write it down.
Songwriters can sort of get away with murder. You can throw out crazy theories and not have to back it up with data or graphs or research.
If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.
We Irish will never achieve anything; but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks
I never play cricket. It requires one to assume such indecent postures.
The prestige of the Nobel Prize is due to many causes, but in particular to its twofold idealistic and international character: idealistic in that it has been designed for works of lofty inspiration; international in that it is awarded after the production of different countries has been minutely studied and the intellectual balance sheet of the whole world has been drawn up. Free from all other considerations and ignoring any but intellectual values, the judges have deliberately taken their place in what the philosophers have called a community of the mind.
Michael J. Silverstein
Original research starts all inspiration. Get inside the head of the consumer. Understand their needs, hopes and dreams. Deliver to their expectation. Have your team do the work. They will then have the framework for the solution. If they believe and they understand, the results will be their results.