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What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.

We are here to make another world.

I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine.

When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.

I want to make this world perfect.

Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Create each day anew.

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.

Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.

Be not entangled in this world of days and nights; Thou hast another time and space as well.

And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.

Love the moment and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.

Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon... must inevitably come to pass!

Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me.

The handicap of deafness is not in the ear; it is in the mind.

From its brilliancy everything is illuminated.

Reach for the stars.

Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space.

I believe in living today. Not in yesterday, nor in tomorrow.

A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.

If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.

Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.

Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.

We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.

I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs.

It's a moment that I'm after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.

Too low they build, who build beneath the stars.

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

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

My mind's my kingdom.

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.

Sport is something that is very inspirational for young people.

Benazir Bhutto was an inspirational leader and an inspirational woman.

It really is an honor if I can be inspirational to a younger singer or person. It means I've done my job.

Just as you wouldn't leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn't start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading.

'Get along, go along' is not an inspirational philosophy, and only God knows how much moral cowardice it has covered up over the years. Serve your time, collect your chits, and cash 'em in for your home state? No, I'd say we could ask for more than that from our senators.

It was incredible being on tour with Taylor Swift: she was the epitome of a professional, and she works so hard. For someone as successful as her to work that hard every night - truly inspirational.

Traveling around the country, meeting fans and hearing their stories in person and on my radio show has reenergized my commitment to creating honest and inspirational content that not only serves my own creative purposes but can help and touch others as well.

I knew, regardless of anything else, singing in front of an orchestra was going to be inspirational. It would feed me.

We're in a situation where talented, motivated school leavers and graduates can send off a hundred CVs and not get a reply, and where a trip to the Job Centre is depressing rather than inspirational. And you know what, that just feels wrong.

I'm not an inspirational quote kind of person.

Lady Gaga is the present and the future. She is the most revolutionary and inspirational artist. She is fearless and daring.

By now, you've probably caught on to something: my mother is always standing by with just the right Scripture or inspirational saying to get me through any tough situation.

Watching my family work so hard has been so inspirational, and I think I really got their work ethic.

Like the United Nations, there is something inspirational about New York as a great melting pot of different cultures and traditions. And if this is the city that never sleeps, the United Nations works tirelessly, around the clock around the world.

Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell.

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.

Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.

With self-discipline most anything is possible.

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us in joy we face the storm and defy it.

When deeds speak, words are nothing.

The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.

Give light and people will find the way.

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.

And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day that ever my eyes did see.

The essential elements of giving are power and love - activity and affection - and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.

A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.

Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

The truth is on the march and nothing will stop it.

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.

We convince by our presence.

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.

The authentic self is the soul made visible.

I believe there's an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.

Joy descends gently upon us like the evening dew, and does not patter down like a hailstorm.

Our ideals are our better selves.

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.

The single most important thing in a child's performance is the quality of the teacher. Making sure a child spends the maximum amount of time with inspirational teachers is the most important thing.

It's inspirational to see someone who is dying smile.

One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker - an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That's what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.

'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.

Rap music's been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn't.

I wanted to do something inspirational for my children.

I try not to put anything political on the forefront of what I'm trying to do creatively. At the same time, I do think it's wonderful when I hear people say that it's inspirational that I'm an Indian woman on camera. My life is very diverse, and my friends are a diverse group of people.

I do love to eavesdrop. It's inspirational, not only for subject matter but for actual dialogue, the way people talk.

To me, the Seventies were very inspirational and very influential... With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love the Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.

Space is an inspirational concept that allows you to dream big.

Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirational piece of footage.

Almost every college playwright or sketch or improv comedian was sort of aware of Christopher Durang - even kids in high school. His short plays were so accessible to younger people and I think that was inspirational to me.

So I wanted to sing inspirational music, and that's exactly how I approached it - only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God.

I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am?

President Obama called for a 'we' nation in his Inauguration Address. Art convenes. It is not just inspirational. It is aspirational. It pricks the walls of our compartmentalized minds, opens our hearts and makes us brave. And that's what we need most in our country today.

Had I not come out with an inspirational CD, you perhaps would have never known that I feel like I feel, that all songs, all the music I've ever done is a gift from God.

I will always desire to play with Bruce Springsteen. He's the most inspirational, most dedicated, most committed and most focused artist I've ever seen. I like to be around people like that.

I am very conscious of who I am as an artist and as an inspirational person.

The flow of Guiness into the studio was inspirational as well as nutritive.

Books are challenging and inspirational to me.

I'd like to one day be featured on a list of inspirational people who have made a difference in the world, whether it be helping underprivileged people or putting an end to the poaching of wildlife in Africa.

In fact, I wouldn't really call this a Gospel album, I call it more an inspirational album.

I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing.

Deacon Jones has been the most inspirational person in my football career.

My tastes and inspirational artists were always rather eclectic and diverse.

I love inspirational R&ampB, like Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson. I want to do that. That kind of music stays with you.

Lee's great gifts are teaching and inspirational guidance, not administration and management.

Since we launched the original 'Pop Idol' in England, I've remained close with Simon Fuller. Working as executive producer on 'American idol' for its first seven years not only was an inspirational journey into the heart of American pop culture, it opened my eyes to the untapped potential of the incredibly dynamic young people in this world.

I think the end goal, hopefully, is to take advantage of the attention I've gotten along the way and use it for good and build some communities, and as I get older I can continue to do things and be surrounded by things that are inspirational to me.

I love a lot of the New York bands, but Patti Smith stands out. I just read 'Just Kids' and it's an inspirational, well-written account of an emerging New York artist in the late seventies.

Every song you're trying to find something that going to connect in different ways but for me the songs that I'm really drawn to are inspirational, songs that lift you and that everybody can relate to no matter where you're from.

This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It's an upper. We have enough downers in the world.

I've done a lot of albums and I kinda know when I'm onto something that was inspirational for me to record and create, and this was one of those projects where I really enjoyed making the album.

A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies - all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.

There have been many different artists that have been inspirational. I suppose the question is directed to what was the reason why I went into fantasy illustration.

This is just rap. I'm not trying to make people think I'm some sort of scientific wizard or inspirational poet.

Far too often, we have limited the definition of the Church. While not in all cases, in many cases, 'Church' has become an informational, inspirational weekly gathering rather than the group of people that God has ordained from Heaven to operate on his behalf on Earth in order to bring Heaven's viewpoint into history.

We sing inspirational songs, songs of praise and worship, and about how good and how big God is. We are magnifying the Lord.

'Ebony' is very inspirational and aspirational to its readers.

I think anyone who has a passion for what they love to do, and who pursue it, is inspirational for me.

Kunta Kinte is the closest thing I've ever seen... to a superhero. He's amazing. He's inspirational.

I've lost count of the number of times that I've been approached by strangers wanting to tell me that they think I'm brave or inspirational, and this was long before my work had any kind of public profile.

A lot of straight and transgender boys get in touch with me through my website and social media. They tell me I'm inspirational and beautiful. It boosts my self-esteem.

I don't dislike rappers or hip-hop or people who like it. I went to the Def Jam tour in Manchester in the '80s when rap was inspirational. Public Enemy were awesome. But it's all about status and bling now, and it doesn't say anything to me.

All my music is inspirational. You just gotta listen to the words and get what you can get out of it.

The most inspirational person in my life has been my mother.

When I am working out, I listen to inspirational speeches.

Can a person be inspirational? Does a person have global sensibility? That's the hardest thing to find.

I would say I'm an inspirational guidelines book. You can take my life story or scenarios or songs and relate to them and apply them to your everyday life.

'All in With Laila Ali' is educational, inspirational, compelling programming profiling individuals that have reached for the sky, pushed themselves to the limit and did things that you would think were impossible.

The 'Dezeen's of this world are extremely inspirational but have no realistic dimension any more.

Growing up, in church we had the homily; at home it's what I call the 'momily' - the inspirational and instructive mom-isms that every family has.

I've never been a die-hard Beyonce fan. I always thought she was inspirational and beautiful.

I'm not here to impose Sharia law, and I'm not here to have a message about disability being inspirational - I'm here to make people laugh. But when I can layer things and make people not only laugh but question, make people not only laugh but be offended... I have to do that.

Teachers need to be more inspirational. But it's also up to engineering to make itself more interesting.

I think, aesthetically, car design is so interesting - the dashboards, the steering wheels, and the beauty of the mechanics. I don't know how any of it works, I don't want to know, but it's inspirational.

I thought 'Moulin Rouge' was inspirational, and 'Jesus Christ Superstar' I loved.

The government will see that human spaceflight is useful - for science and the economy - and inspirational.

I have a 1969 Grammer Johnny Cash acoustic guitar, and it's so inspirational.

I feel like music itself is inspirational enough. Especially with the Internet. Not to sound like a shut-in.

I think women think I'm inspirational because I'm unapologetic. I have cellulite. I have back fat. I've got a thick stomach. But I work my body like I don't because I don't know any other body. I don't know how to feel thin. I just know how to feel like Ashley.

For years, I've worn my dainty gold bracelets with inspirational sayings and encouraging one-liners to motivate me in my career. I liked to look down at my wrist and be reminded of my goals.

When I was working at the Sprint store, I got laid off. I was bummed out, but I stayed positive. I used the money I had earned while working there to make my first album. Without that job, maybe 'Corazon Sin Cara' would never had been made. It's a very inspirational story.

Every video I've made has an inspirational message behind it. Since day one, I thought, 'Okay, I want my audience to be, like, Disney members.' So if that's the case, I have to keep everything rated G.

Personally, I can't see the appeal in trekking down to D.C. for a networking extravaganza, even if it is built around a special moment in American history. While I find the election of Barack Obama inspirational, I don't have a desire to memorialize it with overly effusive celebration.

When Bill Clinton ran in '92, and I listened to him, and I had of course known of his record from Arkansas, I found him extraordinarily inspirational, and I voted Democratic.

Barack Obama's inspirational whoosh to the presidency in 2008 was unusual. Most campaigns are less exhilarating; indeed, they are downright disappointing - until someone wins.

I really think that it's disgusting that Paris is the only place where it is illegal for paps to follow you around. It actually took someone losing their life - Diana, an inspirational woman - and then it changed, but they still won't change it in London! It's horrible!

My goal in my career is to inspire people, is to get my music out there and have people enjoy it, and have people think of me as an inspirational artist.

Inspirational leaders need to have a winning mentality in order to inspire respect. It is hard to trust in the leadership of someone who is half-hearted about their purpose, or only sporadic in focus or enthusiasm.

There are thousands of inspirational stories waiting to be told about young women who yearn for a great education. They are stories of struggle and stories of success, and they will inspire others to take action and work to change lives.

You are thinking about the music, about the mathematics of it. It's time-consuming and energy-consuming at the same time. That's why I take my time off, my family time, as inspirational. I cool off.

I did an A Level in Theatre Studies and had a really inspirational teacher, and then I just went on to university.

I do a lot of inspirational talks for kids, to motivate them to change their lives and give them hope.

I feel that music is such an inspirational form of energy, as baseball is. And especially with Metallica, believe it or not, our shows are very physical. Sports is a very physical thing, too.

Brand is not a product, that's for sure; it's not one item. It's an idea, it's a theory, it's a meaning, it's how you carry yourself. It's aspirational, it's inspirational.

I think 'Heroes of Cosplay' will show a lot of the positive things, like how much effort it takes to make a costume. These people on the show aren't taking shortcuts. As long as that effort gets through to the viewers, we will be inspirational. Then there will be people who watch the show that want to get in and hands-on make outfits.

I may not have got the Nobel Prize, but I've won countless other awards, including 'Most Inspirational Living Woman Scientist.'

Don't say I was an inspirational teacher - my former pupils would laugh their heads off. I was grossly incompetent, but I hope I didn't do the children a disservice.

If you're funny and working in education, I think the perception is that you're either inspirational or awful. So which was I? I suppose that depends on who you talk to.

I believe in the city as a natural human environment, but we must humanize it. It's art that will re-define public space in the 21st Century. We can make our cities diverse, inspirational places by putting art, dance and performance in all its forms into the matrix of street life.

The way my father worked altruistically and the manner in which he used to go behind bars and come back home smilingly was inspirational.

In sports teams, apart from talk of sporting prowess and the imparting of inspirational thought, an extraordinary amount of time is spent discussing, and flaunting, material possessions.

Who would have thought that a tap-dancing penguin would outpoint James Bond at the box office? And deserve to? Not that there's anything wrong with 'Casino Royale.' But 'Happy Feet' - written and directed by George Miller - is a complete charmer, even if, in the way of most family fare, it can't resist straying into the Inspirational.

It is so inspirational, to see that in the world of Westeros, men are answering to women, and they are a force to be reckoned with. It's empowering, and it's inspirational as well, because you're just like, 'This is great!'

I think being directed and mentored by someone as inspirational as Paul Feig not only improves my performance but, as a whole, makes it what it is.

At the end of the day, the one commonality that both Hindi cinema and Hollywood share is that they are full of talented and inspirational people. Outside of this, there are many differences, from the scheduling and rehearsal to promotion and directing techniques.

In Spain, they show many Premier League games on TV, and it is an inspirational league. Maybe I would like to play in the Premier League.

We weren't the Temptations, but when we came out onstage, the people always gave us a special respect because our songs were of an inspirational quality.

If you want to know why the coast is such an inspirational place, ask Herman Melville, Jack London, Nordhoff and Hall, Robert Louis Stevenson or Joseph Conrad. It's a glimpse of eternity. It invites rumination, the relentless whisper of the tide against the shore.

If someone says 'grunge' or 'punk,' you know what the sound is, but if you say 'No Wave,' it's kind of mysterious. That was the most interesting part and should have been the most inspirational thing about it... here's this collective sonic insanity, and none of it sounds anything alike.

I look forward to making tangible and inspirational contributions to the Houston Technology Center's initiatives. HTC is an engine behind Houston's and Texas' continued growth.

Reading was very important to me as a kid. It was very inspirational to me. I went to a school where that wasn't encouraged so much, but my parents encouraged that, and it has made me part of who I am.

Late in my career, I was asked to do an inspirational record and a duets album and I didn't want to do either.

I often wonder if I should adopt a cause to call my own or start tweeting inspirational messages. And when tragedy strikes and the world takes to social media, is it now my responsibility to respond with #RIPs and #prayfors?

When I started my career, I never looked at myself as one to be inspirational, but as I continued to grow, I've met so many different people who ask, 'How do you do it? You make it look easy.' But it's not easy. I have certain tricks and tips I use every day that have been working for me.

The hymn 'Amazing Grace' is so inspirational - I wish I'd written it.

What they have done in Japan, which I find so inspirational, is they've brought the toilet out from behind the locked door. They've made it conversational. People go out and upgrade their toilet. They talk about it. They've sanitized it.

'Can You See' is a beautiful song that follows a story of the star. It's a very inspirational song.

As women and men, we're not primed and taught to feel that women are as inspirational as men.

Better to be called something positive and inspirational than something negative.

I am never without my lyric book. If anything inspirational happens, I have it there so nothing's forgotten.

I wrote '('Til) I Kissed You' about a girl I met in Australia. Her name was Lilian, and she was very, very inspirational. I was married, but... I wrote the song about her on the way back home.

I think Spain will always remain inspirational, and I think French cuisine will continue to be very French and yet very relevant with its time and keep evolving. But the last thing you want for it is to become too trendy and confusing. It has too much history.

We learn about MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech. Take that same speech and put it in the voice of a woman. Would it be as inspirational? Would it have as much gravitas to it?

I would probably work with Drake as he is massively inspirational to me as a writer as well as an artist. If not him, then Susan Boyle!

It's music. It's supposed to be fun and inspirational. You have to be inspired. If I did it because it was my 'job,' and I only did it to make money, I don't think I'd still be doing it.

It is such a luxury to open a new book that's highly recommended by friends - either an inspirational yet humorously self-deprecating memoir, or a page-turning piece of fiction.

Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution... It's very addictive. But it doesn't last long. In isolation, it's a bit sterile. It doesn't reward the soul.

We work to create a new wave of feminism that is more inclusive. I want others to feel equal. It's so great to see women in positions of power, which is why other artists, such as Marilyn Minter, are so inspirational to me.

I'm very fond of the British cinema. I'm a big fan of Martin Campbell and Daniel Craig. I actually find Daniel very inspirational, especially on the physical side of things. He really inspired me to get back into shape when I started to add on a few pounds. I think he's a great role model.

A film like 'Dangal' is universal; though it narrates a story that happened in Punjab/Haryana, we like its inspirational story and its idea of celebrating the girl child.

We all obviously need others to look up to, and be inspirational to us. Ford did a great job as far as putting the presidency back where it belonged, getting the trust back after Nixon. And President Reagan has been one of the most influential presidents.

I am shocked and deeply saddened by McQueen's death. He was a genius, and his talent was second to none. Like many others, I always cited him as a hugely inspirational leader of world fashion. He will be greatly missed.

My allegiance to the GOP was cemented during the 1980s, when I was in high school and college and Ronald Reagan was in the White House. For me, Reagan was what John F. Kennedy had been to an earlier generation: an inspirational figure who shaped my worldview.

A lot of America is kind of done. People have been making films about it for 100 years. Everything to me feels used up. But Jo-Burg feels unbelievably inspirational to me.

It's as if inside the White House the belief in Obama's inspirational charisma is still such that every time the ugliness of brute politics intrudes, it's a startling revelation.

Whenever I would go to Hrithik's vanity van to chat or rehearse lines, I'd see him working out or watching inspirational videos. One thing that I've learnt from him is that, as an actor, you have to worship your body.

I don't really watch too many movies, but I try to watch inspirational pieces about other musicians. Musical documentaries truly inspire me.

Before the music and before the fame, I loved Apl for Allan Pineda, for being a brother that he is and for the inspiration - for him to actually come to the States from the Philippines and make something of his life. That's inspirational.

I'm a gay disabled man who has become very successful. I don't get up in the morning and think I'm inspirational; I just get up thinking that I love horses.

Northeastern folk music influenced me from a very young age. Sachin Dev Burman is one of the inspirational musicians in Indian film music. The way he fused folk music with his signature style is amazing. So, I am aware of the beauty of northeast folk music.

When I see a friend play Hamlet or see an inspirational performance, I absolutely get excited by the idea of changing things up.

Being appointed as the next Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester is a completely overwhelming honour. This extraordinary orchestra and its wonderful musicians are unique in so many respects, and particularly in their creation of an exceptional sound world based on outstanding tradition that is, at its heart, inspirational.

I love inspirational R&B, like Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson. I want to do that. That kind of music stays with you.

I always like a woman in power in politics. I think they're pretty inspirational in terms of looks to begin with. It's very calculated.

Inside, I've got a real purist desire and dream about the music. I like the idea of being able to carve out a kind of magical, colourful, artistic, inspirational life. And the reality just turns out to be quite different, working with the business to bring this thing you have created into the world.

Peter Stoger is very, very inspirational, communicating a lot, being open and approachable for the players.

I had hoped when my life was chronicled, it would be an inspirational story.

My father, Oliver Hynes, was an educator. He was originally just a teacher, a very good one, but then he was promoted to be in charge of education for the entire area. He was always an inspirational teacher. He was my big personal supporter, always coming here for the Tony Awards. My mother, Carmel, was a homemaker.

I'm not doing what I do to prove what a woman is capable of. I'm not doing what I do to make Formula E more diverse. I'm doing what I do to be successful. If that's inspirational, then great.

Although he's no longer with us, Steve Jobs is still inspirational to me, as he managed to find the balance between right brain/left-brain thinking that is crucial to building a creative technology business.

Hopefully, when people see 'Senna', they will understand why this inspirational story needed to be told, why it had to be made as a movie for the big screen, and why it is a film for everyone.

Honestly, the All In women's locker room was such an inspirational group of women. What I love about all the women involved - Chelsea, Britt, Madison, Jordynne Grace, Brandi Rhodes, Tenille Dashwood, Penelope Ford, Mandy Leon - is we all bring something so different to the table for a common vision.

My initial goal for the 1984 opening ceremonies was a show that would be majestic, inspirational, and emotional - a 20 goosebump experience.

In my experience, I have learned that there is rarely the perfect man for the perfect job, but Reagan was born to play the role of president. He was an inspirational leader when the country really needed it.

If my writing comes to a halt, I head to the shops: I find them very inspirational. And if I get into real trouble with my plot, I go out for a pizza with my husband.

I do kind of marvel at my journey. But at the same time, I look back at a lot of the steps, and maybe not every step, but a lot of the steps, and since I was 12 or 13, I look at the people who helped me and the moments that were inspirational to me, and you can recall what my mindset and what my make-up was at that time to try and be the best.

What's on my playlist when I'm fighting is not so much hip-hop. Sometimes, it's something more inspirational. I get a chance to think about what I'm fighting for, like, my family. It takes me to that state because a lot of times, it's a spiritual warfare for me.

I worked at The Old Globe Theater under the great baton of Craig Noel. One of the great theater heroes that we have. He was so great and so inspirational. I think I did 'Antony and Cleopatra' and 'The Taming of the Shrew'. I lived in Ocean Beach, and my rent was $140 a month.

I used to think I was a gay man with this idea of a muse in my head, like a woman that I thought was inspirational or aspirational. But the woman was actually me.

I wanted to write a book about what it's like to be 50 and trying to reinvent yourself - that struggle. There are all these books and inspirational speakers talking about being a lifelong learner, and it's so great to reinvent yourself, the brand of you. And I wanted to say, you know, it's not like that. It's actually really painful.

My father was very strict, a very militant parent, because he wanted us to be very focused kids. He sold the televisions, so we didn't watch TV. And he didn't want any music playing that wasn't gospel or inspirational music. In fact, he didn't even like a lot of gospel because he thought it was too bluesy.

The MTC is known for singing music by great master composers, hymns, American music, Broadway numbers, popular songs, and inspirational music. If the audience doesn't like one genre, they need only wait for the next number.

I look up to a strong woman; maybe that's why I fell for Gaga. She works incredibly hard and is very strong and inspirational like Mom, with a great work ethic.

We work very closely with HSN's buying team, to ensure that our products and demonstrations are as exciting, educational and as inspirational as possible.

I've been known to write 10 pages a day for 10 days running before I take a breath. I am not a disciplined writer. I'm one of those people who laughingly call themselves inspirational writers, which basically means someone who has no control over their own creative process.

You see countries like India really investing in their space program because they see it as inspirational and good for their economy.

The power of pop culture stories should not be underestimated, and there is an enormous potential for inspirational stories that can have a positive, transformative effect on our lives.

If you look at a building by Mies van der Rohe, it might look very simple, but up close, the sheer quality of construction, materials and thought are inspirational.

I had an inspirational teacher at my junior school: Peter Nixon. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and slightly scary - a good combination for a teacher.

The leaders who we admire who have been able to bring great change in the past - Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela - they're all inspirational religious leaders and smart tacticians. It would be nice to find the Muslim Gandhi, wouldn't it?

I pull a lot of the stuff that I play off the rhythm tracks - and Keith Richards has been one of the main contributors to my inspirational playing.

Coming to Nashville has been so motivating and inspirational. Just watching people live and breathe their music and create something that they can feel from start to finish.

I think it's great that you have inspirational female roles, that it's not just the pretty girl on the arm of a man.

I grew up in a very spiritual home in a Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, FL. I was raised in the church, and my mother was a very inspirational person in my life.

Silent pictures show us how we lived and what our attitudes were. And as an art form, they can be wonderfully entertaining and often inspirational.

Thelonious Monk was one of the musicians I most connected with early on. I'm a huge Betty Carter fan, and the way that Abbey Lincoln and Shirley Horn grew immensely from the time they were young is so inspirational.

I think that's a great opportunity, to pick a script where you can build up a good skill. I think the main thing I look for when I look at scripts is if it's inspirational. If it's something that teenagers can relate to. And is it something that the audience is going to get something out of. If not, then it's really not worth doing.

I do like alternative rock and rap, but as far as inspirational, then I go full-on orchestra. It fills up your entire being.

I want to be an inspirational model. I want people to look at me and say, 'Wow, she looks healthy.'

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.

You always draw inspiration from your family or your parents if they've proven to be inspirational. My mother is someone who's always been inspirational to me.

I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.

We've been surrounded by images of space our whole lives, from the speculative images of science fiction to the inspirational visions of artists to the increasingly beautiful pictures made possible by complex technologies. But whilst we have an overwhelmingly vivid visual understanding of space, we have no sense of what space sounds like.

Life is all about balance. You don't always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it's perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing.

If you're afraid to die, you will not be able to live.

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.

What if you already have happiness inside you? What if it's about desiring less and accepting more? What if you remove your perceptions of what happiness should be?

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind - things that exist only there - and clear out space for yourself.

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.

As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness.

If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.

Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone.

There is a quiet place where no one disturbs you.

Love and work... work and love, that's all there is.

Love is dynamic, ever changing and all over the place all the time. Only those who transcends themselves knows this.

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.

If you give, you will be blessed.

Be loving towards yourself, then you will be able to love others too.

If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love.

If you are still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror.

We love the things we love for what they are.

Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.

If you want to be loved, be lovable.

Owning our story and loving ourselves is the bravest thing that we'll ever do.

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.

Remember: nobody said it would be easy.

The goal is to create something so useful that people will have no choice but to tell their friends.

You have to be a good individual first before you can be a good team player.

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.

Listening to your own heart, you will start moving in the right direction, without ever thinking of what is right and what is wrong.

Listen to the new, go with the new. I know you are afraid. In spite of the fear, go with the new, and your life will become richer and richer and you will be able one day to release your imprisoned splendor.

You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.

What if you try one more time and it works?

Having character is not about pretending. It's about seeking what's truly important for you. It's about the truth.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

You do not write your life with words... You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want.

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one.

You cannot escape necessities, but you can overcome them.

He who sings scares away his woes.

The fullest people, the people most whole and most alive, are always those unafraid and unashamed of the soul.

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

If you expect nothing from anybody, you're never disappointed.

Every next level of your life will demand a different you.

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

The scariest moment is always just before you start.

Little by little, one travels far.

Paths are made by walking.

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.

It will be the toughest thing you'll ever do, but your heart is never wrong.

Diligence is the mother of good fortune.

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.

You are the person you have been waiting for.

Begin now to be what you will be hereafter.

Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.

The brain is wider than the sky.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.

Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were doing to do anyway.

Individuals search for truth, groups search for consensus.

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.

Life begins on the other side of despair.

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

Our true nationality is mankind.

Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly.

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

My message to you is simple, keep believing, keep marching, keep building, keep raising your voice.

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.

You don't need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

All for one and one for all.

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.

You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go.

You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough.

If you can imagine it, we can make it.

Either get busy living or get busy dying.

The only way round is through.

Seek life, not comfort.

Pain or love or danger makes you real again.

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.

We are our choices.

A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.

You can be happy where you are.

They can because they think they can.

Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.

Reach for it. Push yourself as far as you can.

One today is worth two tomorrows.

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.

Act like you expect to get into the end zone.

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.

If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.

You don't know what you can get away with until you try.

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

To do a dull thing with style - now that's what I call art.

That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.

To have external success, start with internal success.

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.

Don't think about what can happen in a month. Don't think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.

When you're not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom.

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.

No matter what challenges or setbacks and disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one. And that is this: to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family and the people around you.

Some are born great, others achieve greatness.

If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible.

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.

To be prepared is half the victory.

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies.

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.

Understand: you are one of a kind. Your character traits are a kind of chemical mix that will never be repeated in history. There are ideas unique to you, a specific rhythm and perspective that are your strengths, not your weaknesses. You must not be afraid of your uniqueness.

If you're willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later.

Extreme people get extreme results.

The easiest way to change the world is to change yourself.

Take your time, play the long game, embrace the boring, the difficulties, the uncomfortable. This is how it will happen.

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

From error to error one discovers the entire truth.

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it's built for.

If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don't take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing.

At the end of the day it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished... it's about who you've lifted up, who you've made better, it's about what you've given back.

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.

We don't rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: infinite.

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.

Abandon yourself to the moment, and you will find every day new openings, new light, new insight. And those new insights will go on changing you. One day, suddenly you will see you are each moment new.

You have to be able to tolerate what you don't necessarily like so you can be free.

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

Embrace the glorious mess that you are.

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble.

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.

It's not bragging if you can back it up.

Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.

You are free, and that is why you are lost.

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

Someday, somehow, this will all make sense.

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

Rise to the level of your ideals, not the average of your environment.

Fear, pain, envy, sadness, frustration. Your natural reaction will be to replace them and seek pleasure. Don't do that. Instead, understand them. They can teach you something and it could be useful.

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.

Cynicism is easy. Mimicry is easy. Optimistic contrarians are the rarest breed.

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

Unless you believe, you will not understand.

You will always find an answer in the sound of water.

Anything I come across that feels impossible, I probably need to take a second look.

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.

You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless.

Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.

Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.

If you suddenly stumble upon the right door, you will not be able to recognize that it is right.

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.

You have to be odd to be number one.

The more you know yourself, the less you have something to prove, the more you can relax.

Say no to small short-term gains so you can say yes to massive long-term gains.

If you think, then you will be prepared. If you are prepared, then you will have no worries.

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.

Please all, and you will please none.

Life is the sum of all your choices.

Your life is a cloud. Sometimes you'll feel sad and cry. Sometimes you'll feel free and move fast.

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.

Enthusiasm moves the world.

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.