In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand
with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to his
figures. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration. ~ Ernest
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. ~ Jack London
I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning. ~ Peter De Vries
Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if
inspiration is not discernible at the beginning. ~ Igor Stravinsky
Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of
subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis
of self-consciousness. ~ Aaron Copland
Inspiration is wonderful
when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest
of the time... The wait is simply too long. ~ Leonard Bernstein
Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought. ~ Robert Browning
- When were you last inspired?
- To what extent can you develop a mindset and regimen where inspiration may happen on most days?
- How could these inspirations manifest themselves?