Inspirational Quotes (353)

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Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.

By : Ansel Adams

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There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define

By : Ansel Adams

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Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government.

By : Sidney Altman

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A woman is always a mystery: one must not be fooled by her face and her hearts inspiration.

By : Edmondo De Amicis

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I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.

By : Margaret Anderson

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Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.

By : Jean Anouilh

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Inspiration doesn't really work like that - you're not looking out for it. Inspiration is something that tends to capture you rather than you capture it.

By : Joan Armatrading

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So, the combination of looking at lots of different people and how they react to each other and how they relate to each other and waiting for that inspiration is the thing that allows me to keep writing.

By : Joan Armatrading

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As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.

By : Julian Assange

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My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That's what an actor wants to do.

By : John Astin

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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.

By : Colleen Atwood

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When the drama attains a characterization which makes the play a revelation of human conduct and a dialogue which characterizes yet pleases for itself, we reach dramatic literature.

By : George P. Baker

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To be sure, the response of faith to revelation, which God grants to the creature he chooses and moves with his love, occurs in such a way that it is truly the creature that provides the response, with its own nature and its natural powers of love.

By : Hans Urs von Balthasar

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Since we have placed justification in the revelation of Jesus Christ formed and brought forth in the heart, there working his works of righteousness and bringing forth the fruits of the Spirit.

By : Robert Barclay

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The Bible, as a revelation from God, was not designed to give us all the information we might desire, nor to solve all the questions about which the human soul is perplexed, but to impart enough to be a safe guide to the haven of eternal rest.

By : Albert Barnes

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Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.

By : Karl Barth

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Actually, I feel music becoming more and more important. It's a big source of inspiration. With what's going on in the world, we feel almost desperate. Music also brings you peace.

By : Cecilia Bartoli

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What use is revelation or religion if it doesnt change anything?

By : Abu Bakar Bashir

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As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, I will be participating in several hearings on the startling revelations contained in the report.

By : Charles Foster Bass

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Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.

By : Charles Baudelaire

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Inspiration comes of working every day.

By : Charles Baudelaire

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Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration.

By : Birch Bayh

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You have to shelve a lot of your inspiration. There's only so much you can do with one record.

By : Beck

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Designis a revelation to me. It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form, shape, substance, and life.

By : Geoffrey Beene

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Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

By : Ludwig van Beethoven

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Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge'they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely.

By : Vissarion Belinsky

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I long to speak out the intense inspiration that comes to me from the lives of strong women.

By : Ruth Benedict

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Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

By : Bo Bennett

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After a long, impartial enquiry of the truth, and after much and earnest calling upon God, to give unto me the spirit and revelation in the knowledge of Him, I find myself obliged, both by the principles of reason and Scripture, to embrace the opinion I now hold forth.

By : John Biddle

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Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.

By : Ambrose Bierce

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The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned

By : Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

By : Christian Nestell Bovee

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Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.

By : Elizabeth Bowen

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Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

By : Johannes Brahms

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But I did not find any positive inspiration in my studies until I approached my nineteenth year.

By : Georg Brandes

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When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best - that is inspiration.

By : Robert Bresson

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Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end.

By : Phillips Brooks

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The inspiration to write? Perhaps it's not so much inspiration, as a NEED to write. I get itchy and guilty and dissatisfied when I haven't written for a while. Ideas come to me and need to be written down.

By : Eric Brown

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A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.

By : Rita Mae Brown

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Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the five minute whole into its structural parts - a descriptive preamble, the action of taking the cards, the development of the cards' manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved.

By : Gavin Bryars

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