Inspiration is always a surprising visitor.
– John O’Donohue
Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.
– Henry David Thoreau
I think a lot of songwriters would agree that it’s often easier to find inspiration in misery.
– Grant-Lee Phillips
I’m not a video brat. I don’t derive all my inspiration through movies. I get it from a lot of other places, too.
– Harmony Korine
I look at the dancers and I get the inspiration for the work from them.
– Graeme Murphy
Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.
– Giacomo Puccini
Tom Brady is a big inspiration and a big idol of mine.
– Harry Kane
My inspiration is everything that the human being gets up to.
– John Lydon
I don’t write on demand – I wait for inspiration to come.
– Jill Scott
Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself.
– John Philip Sousa
I believe in a higher power. I believe in inspiration.
– Janet Jackson
I need an inspiration that is grounded in reality while thoroughly transcendent.
– John Ortberg
Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.
– John Updike
I guess my inspiration is this – I like to pretend that every story that ever happened to ‘Batman’ was real and is part of this one guy’s life.
– Grant Morrison
I use other cookbooks for inspiration. I must say I tend to cook from my own cookbooks for parties.
– Ina Garten
Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
– Jean Anouilh
I probably get more inspiration for human stories and idiosyncrasies than I do animal stories.
– Jim Davis
We are now on the threshold of a newer movement, with a newer hope and a new inspiration.
– James Larkin
There is such a big chunk of me that is David Attenborough. I think he is my biggest inspiration.
Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.
– Jon Stewart
The University of Maryland was an inspiration for me, and the relationships I made there have lasted a lifetime.
– Brendan Iribe
Let’s not judge. Let’s draw inspiration from each other’s stories – successes and failures – and realize we’re all connected.
– Cory Booker
I’m always looking for inspiration.
– Alicia Silverstone
You have to shelve a lot of your inspiration. There’s only so much you can do with one record.
Angelina Jolie is my style inspiration.
– Adrianne Palicki
Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration.
– Birch Bayh
People tell me I’m their idol and a huge inspiration – that’s really surreal.
– Charlotte Dujardin
I’d seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I didn’t use them necessarily as inspiration.
– Colleen Atwood
To me, it’s all about inspiration. What gets me creatively excited is a challenge.
– Bill Skarsgard
All my stories take place on the West Coast – not the beach, but smaller inland towns. I feel homesick, and I find inspiration in capturing that.
– Adrian Tomine