Favourite Inspiring Quotations

Quotations from amazing, intelligent and / or enlightened people can be an excellent source of inspiration to create, to imagine and to live life to the full. When I read or hear something of that nature, I note it down, to share with others or read again when I need a reminder of what I thought when I initially read it. Here is a selection of some of my favourite inspiring quotations. I have no idea where I came across most of them, but I wrote them down because they inspired me at the time, and they've stayed with me.
  1. We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it, than we have to consume wealth without producing it. - George Bernard Shaw
  2. The way we see the problem is the problem. - Albert Einstein
  3. The soul should always stand ajar,
    ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
    - Emily Dickinson
  4. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. -Harvey Fierstein
  5. My father still reads the dictionary every day. He says your life depends on your power to master words. - Arthur Scargill
  6. To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. - Oscar Wilde
  7. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
  8. To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform. - Theodore H. White
  9. I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. - Gilda Radner
  10. Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don't stand a chance against it. - Joan Vinge
  11. .. and one more for luck: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye. - Miss Piggy
What are your favourite inspiring quotations?

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Erin said...

Eleanor Roosevelt is an endless source of inspiration to me. Here's one of her quotes:

"A woman is like a teabag-you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."

Twiggy Mod said...

These are beautiful.

Love reading these sorts of things.

mine is...

If you love something let it go if it comes back its yours to keep, if it doesnt it never was.

I think everyones heard that one though xxx

Sarah Von said...

"You live with what you tolerate"

"Just because you did something yesterday doesn't mean you have to do it again today"

"Jobs are like boyfriends. It's easy to find one you like - a bit more difficult to find one you really love."

Erin said...

From my Facebook profile quotations:

Whatever tears at us, whatever holds us down, and if nothing can be done, we'll make the best of what's around.
- Dave Matthews Band
Anything worth having is never easy, the pain is only a sign, if you can just push through and make it out of bed, everything will be fine.
- Craig Cardiff
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
- Dr. Seuss
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
- Douglas Adams
To change the world
Start with one step
However small
The first step is hardest of all
- Dave Matthews Band
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
-Margaret Mead

Bridey said...

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
-Amelia Earhart

Seize each day, and grant the next no credit.

Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
-e e cummings

Songy said...

If you fall that's fine. Falling is learning. It's not about never falling. It's about getting up every time you fall.


red rocket said...

If I tell you I'm good, you would probably think I'm boasting. If I tell you I'm no good, you know I'm lying.
- Bruce Lee

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
- Napolean Bonaparte

I’d just like to do everything I can. Trees grow as tall as they can, don’t they - not half as tall.
-Russell Brand

Anonymous said...

“The key to life is running and reading. When you’re running there is a little person that talks to you. And that little person says to you ‘oh I’m tired! My lungs are about to pop! I’m so hurt! There’s no way I can possibly continue’. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running, you will learn how to not quit when things get hard in your life. And the reason that reading is important is because there have been millions and millions of people that have lived before us. There’s no new problem you can have that someone hasn’t already solved and wrote about it in a book.”

-Will Smith

Mila said...

"Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde;
"Travel helps you remember who you forgot to be";
"Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art." Andy Warhol;
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea" O. Wilde;
"Good things take time, great things happen all at once";
"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for all of Paris is a moveable feast." Ernest Hemingway;
"Hope is not a plan";

releasealittledemon said...

This is silly, but:

"Don't suck. And be funny."
-Jason Mraz

But if you think about it, that's pretty good advice; don't suck (don't be a jerk, say what you mean, listen to others, etc.) and be funny (because everyone wants/needs a good laugh now and again). I like it, anyway. :)

Generic Cialis said...

There's nothing under the sun that has no solution. A night never defeated Sunrise- WarCry.
I like the Miss Piggy one it's pretty funny.

Green Parks said...

Thank you for sharing information. It is quite useful for us also. I always love to read such type of things.

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