Inspiring Quotations

I love inspiring quotations and try to keep some around to lift me up during the day.

Here are some I find quite beautiful.

“Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian

“I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit Himself accomplishes all through me.” William Blake

“Straightaway the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God.” Johannes Brahms

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attraction.” Albert Einstein

“Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” J.K. Rowling

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t edit your soul according to the fashion. Rather follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” Franz Kafka

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.” Vladimir Nabokov

“My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” Miles Davis

“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” Anne Lamotte

Lucas and his new-found friend

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” Walt Disney

Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.
“Put Something In” from “A Light in the Attic” by Shel Silverstein


Today I just heard about this Japanese lifestyle idea called Ikigai. They’re sort of helpful hints to live your life by.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage – Anais Nin

Grant me courage to serve others; for in service there is true life. Cesar Chavez

“Children see magic because they look for it.” Christopher Moore

From Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince