Top 385 Inspiring Quotes

Here we have the best Inspiring Quotes from famous authors such as Charlotte Ronson, John Crowley, Greg Sestero, Jerry Rice, Bill Flores. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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Just watching the people on the streets of N.Y. is inspiring; there are so many styles and unique points of view. Fashion is very much inspired by the streets, has always been, and I’m sure it will continue to do so.

Charlotte Ronson
The bottom line is, it’s a great script and that’s very inspiring and makes you want to overcome whatever technical difficulties you come up against.

John Crowley
I saw an early cut of ‘The Disaster Artist,’ and I thought it was inspiring in a lot of ways, and it made me realize it had been so long since I had tried to make a film or to try to – you know, the book was obviously my first kind of big creative pursuit I had control over.

I’m really looking forward to the Hall of Fame ceremonies. It’s going to be unbelievable – just crazy. I’m looking forward to thanking all the fans for inspiring me to go out there and play my best football each and every game.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has actually started using a phrase lately – ‘Raise our gaze.’ He’s exactly right, too. That’s what I’d like to see in a presidential candidate. I don’t like the bricks being thrown back and forth. That’s not inspiring to me and to most of our electorate, I think.

As you get older, you have to force yourself to have new dreams. For instance, I’ve been flying for 37 years, but now teaching others to fly is interesting for me. Sometimes you have to find new angles on life to keep you interested, like sharing successes and inspiring and helping others.

It was so inspiring for me to watch tennis growing up. I thought I was really good playing, until my brother told me I wasn’t!

Christine Taylor
Any conversation I have with anybody that’s real is always revealing and inspiring.

We were just four unknown, aspiring Australian musicians singing happy, uplifting, melodic and inspiring songs, and being true to ourselves.

I’m very conditioned by my surroundings, by the influences of social media, by the television I watch. And I always found, growing up, that even inspiring female characters or complex female characters in television and film, I often found that their complexity was actually just another facet of their sexuality.

I think there would be no shortage of applicants to the government astronaut corps to be settlers on the planet Mars. And I think this would be very inspiring.

It might be the most inspiring film in the world, but if I do not like it I will not do it. I have to believe in the film to take it up.

There’s always a problem when you write, something you’re trying to resolve, and sometimes a view can be inspiring.

Leaders need to model the values of their organizations in ways that encourage inclusive behavior. This means inspiring others to collaborate and work together; ensuring everyone is heard and ideas are shared.

I don’t want to do something unproductive with my time, so I decided to do something musical. So it felt good to say, ‘Yeah, I’m producing.’ It gave me a fresh vibe – inspiring in a different way.

I don’t know if it’s a uniquely American thing, but I associate it that way. People get excited by this idea of, ‘Let’s come together and defeat this huge enemy through innovation, by solving this crisis.’ I think that’s motivating and inspiring.

There’s lots of problem solving in any marriage, but when you have this collective goal that is a human being, it’s an inspiring rally point.

Aretha Franklin was a teenage mom, a musician who came from an incredibly Christian background, but there was a lot of love, which is really inspiring in a feminist way.

I was 10 when the Equal Pay Act was passed. It was pretty inspiring stuff.

I have a song about being in love. I have a song about being supportive. There’s inspiring ones, and there’s some that show a little bit more fun and daring. It really is a range of who I am.

The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring, magnificent here. Down the terraced slopes and right to the water‘s edge on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.

Ernest Thompson Seton
It’s inspiring, I think, for women out there to see I’m a regular person. I am the every woman who’s struggled with my weight.

Ricki Lake
It’s always inspiring to me to meet people who feel that they can make a difference in the world. That’s their motive, that’s their passion… I think that’s what makes your life meaningful, that’s what fills your own heart and that’s what gives you purpose.

I listen to both oldies and contemporary stations. I enjoy listening to current stuff because there’s an energy to it that’s inspiring.

Carole King
I do appreciate the ’80s as an era, the general sounds and aesthetics of the era. The Cure, that whole kind of image is really kind of amazing, I think. The power ballads and how everything sparkles and words are really dramatic. Huge drums, things like that. I do really find it inspiring.

What I learned from doing ‘The Graduate‘ was it doesn’t matter what the medium is… as long as the material is inspiring and the characters are well written.

There’s just really interesting facets of culture just swirling in Morocco. They all have slightly different colours, so it’s just an inspiring place to be.

Colin Kaepernick is one of the leaders in the movement for black lives. His role as an athlete and activist is not only motivating but inspiring.

An award, to me, means a bonus. It’s not that an actor works for an award. I don’t work for an award. But, when you get an award, it is encouraging and inspiring and reminds you that you need to do well.

I have often been criticised for doing an about-face from one season to the next – as has my wonderfully inspiring lady designer whom I love so much, Miuccia Prada – but that is what I love about fashion.

The spirt of 1916 is as relevant and inspiring today as it was a century ago.

I was shocked after hearing the news of Milkha Singh’s death. He was a great athlete… an inspiring personality.

Nelson Mandela saw the potential of Africa and dedicated his life to changing the world in which we live while inspiring a movement towards social justice, peace and equal human rights.

Sitting on the back of my motorbike going from west to east through Mongolia was one of the most inspiring and awesome experiences I’ve ever had. There was so little influence of the western world.

Putting out my album on my own label has been a great experience for me. It’s been very inspiring. It’s like a new start for me and having all this creative freedom is so liberating and exciting.

Melanie Chisholm
I think I’m generally more inspired when I’m away from technology. Whether that is on a beach somewhere or just in your room with your phones and screens shut off, I think that quietness is often very inspiring.

There are wonderful things happening all around the world. From Nova Scotia to Kerala, Bristol to Melbourne, and even in the Philippines, zero waste is on the agenda. I think what’s particularly inspiring is when communities don’t wait to be told what to do but just go ahead and do it.

There’s girls that grew up like me and even worse, and they need to know that there is someone out there that can give them hope with my music. It’s about inspiring people and helping people.

Art is inspiring. Walking into a gallery, or when the lights go up on a stage; that thrill of getting something that has nothing to do with acquisition.

I’ve worked with some of the most inspiring and genuinely nice people.

Emma Bell
I don’t want to say this in a lame way, but D. Rose is one of my heroes. His whole story and background and what he’s done for communities in Chicago is super inspiring.

Sometimes the best ideas will come in the least inspiring places.

If the material is inspiring and motivates you, then it doesn’t really matter what it is.

Even though I am a woman boxer, I am not just inspiring women; I hope I am inspiring boys as well.

I write to music, and Nina Simone is always on my playlist to write to. I mean, she‘s inspiring. She’s truthful and real and raw.

I love to come to L.A. because it’s one of the most inspiring places because there are no rules.

Florence is charming, cozy, beautiful, inspiring – it has so many great places to go to and so many unique things to see that you won’t find anywhere else!

Dr. King was one of the most inspiring human beings I ever met. He was such a warm, compassionate, and loving human being.

As professional athletes, we’re used to inspiring the next generation, people who are younger than us.

Whether one believes or not, religion is as real a force in the life of the world as economics or politics, and it demands fair-minded attention. Even if you think the entire religious enterprise is at best misguided and at worst counterproductive, it remains vital, inspiring great good and, sometimes, great evil.

I’ve always wanted to play a role in inspiring people to be better, to live higher quality lives and to feel good about the way that they look and feel.

It is titled ‘Song of Joy.’ The lyrics are inspiring and I hope it appeals to people. The track will help them reflect on the goodness that is inside them.

Istanbul is inspiring because it has its own code of architecture, literature, poetry, music.

Roblox is all about inspiring and empowering people to learn, create and explore new ideas – that goes for both the experiences on our platform as well as for our employees.

I love Charli XCX, so getting to work with her was really inspiring.

It’s inspiring being surrounded by people who do more than you. It makes you want to do better. You’re in the position to learn from the best.

Costa Ronin
Mr. Bergman had a great imagination and saw the possibilities within every one of his actors, and he gave us great challenges. It was very inspiring.

In order for us to have a future that’s exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we’re a space-bearing civilization.

By inspiring children to pursue interests in STEM early on, we are instilling in them the curiosity needed to show them that these fields are as equally accessible to them as anyone else.

Eric’s Trip is still a huge influence on me. The style of those recordings and the rawness of them is very inspiring. And the density of the distorted parts, amazing.

My mom never went to college, so she just assumed the writer identity, and that was always really inspiring to me. It’s not something you need nine levels of education for. It’s really an identity that you claim for yourself, and then you have to make yourself one.

And as a character, what I found very inspiring about playing Dharma, especially at that time, is that the women on television were more neurotic than they were free. And I thought, this is a rare bird and this is unique on television and I think it’s really refreshing.

Some ways of using our thinking are really inspiring. There are people who use their thinking to race cars. People use their thinking to build rockets to the moon. It’s all just a use of your thinking.

I grew up listening to Ravel, Debussy, Bartok and jazz like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Christian and Django Reinhart. It was incredibly inspiring! And I was given a guitar and I said ‘What the hell is this?!’

We live in times of high stress. Messages that are simple, messages that are inspiring, messages that are life-affirming, are a welcome break from our real lives.

The inspiring thing is that people are often more experimental with their desserts than other courses. It allows me to be more creative and excite people.

The Bharat Ram family was into philanthropy a way earlier. They build institutes such as Shri Ram College of Commerce, Lady Shri Ram College, and Shri Ram Schools. They are very inspiring.

I love inspiring people, and I love making good music, but I don’t stress about it. I don’t think I’m ever going to win a Grammy, and I’m OK with that.

I love Agassi – I really followed him a lot when I was a teenager and remember when guys like him and Michael Chang were just unstoppable. He was really inspiring. Every match was so dramatic and exciting. The guy played with a lot of heart.

We set out from the start to deliver a very inspiring message, certainly what can be done up in space and the possibilities there, but also what we can accomplish here on Earth.

But once I acclimated and really used fame for what it was offering me as a tool to serve my life purpose of inspiring and contributing, then it started to get fun again.

Where did the inspiring Obama of the campaign go, that Facebook pied piper who friended the whole world with this update: ‘Change you can believe in.’ What happened to him?

When I was living in New York, I tried to make it work for a year, but I didn’t really have my own space to be creative. It was really inspiring, but I think that coming to L.A. has allowed me to take a breath.

It’s inspiring to watch people love my dad and want to work with him. I feel that same investment in making sure people are happy.

To be in a band with the other founding members that never sleep is inspiring. Questlove put out five books a year and deejays every night and still do the same day job that I do, only with more responsibility. It drives me to find a way to juggle it.

Management‘s job is to convey leadership‘s message in a compelling and inspiring way. Not just in meetings, but also by example.

London was the Olympics that I was most nervous about. From coming into the venue and stepping on to the mat, people were supporting with ‘Saori’ banners and waving the Japanese flag, so even though it was London, I felt much more like fighting at home that way, which was really inspiring.

Saori Yoshida
I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television.

Dominique Dawes
The most inspiring objects are books. I have about 5,000 volumes in my home library. It’s an unending source of visuals and ideas.

The rehearsal process is the most important thing to me, so working with colleagues who are effusive, thoughtful, young and vivacious is really inspiring as a musician.

Susanna Phillips
I grew up in a rural area. I grew up in deep southern middle Tennessee, probably about thirty miles from the Alabama border. There’s nothing there, really. And the TV was my link to the outside world. It’s what kept me from going into factory employment. It’s what made me want to go to college. It was really inspiring.

DJ Qualls
Actors can have a fair amount of hate for each other, so when another actor says, ‘You did your thing,’ or ‘That was inspiring,’ you can’t really ask for more than that.

I love Khaliji music; it’s very inspiring.

The South is full of memories and ghosts of the past. For me, it is the most inspiring place to write, from William Faulkner‘s haunted antebellum home to the banks of the Mississippi to the wind that whispers through the cotton fields.

As an artist, Priyanka Chopra is quite inspiring – she is unstoppable, fierce, and she does everything!

When you see a country take care of its people regardless of class, or how much money they make, or what color they are, that’s pretty inspiring.

Throughout Johnson Space Center’s history, contributions to STEM innovation and discoveries has been both through new technologies developed to advance human spaceflight and through educating, inspiring, and hiring students in STEM fields.

I was very impressed with the scope and scale and impact that came from originally one person making ‘Minecraft.’ It’s inspiring for me to think how our team can do more with less.

I have won the hearts of many. So that matters more than any award. The love of my ‘Nehearts’ – my fans, is more than inspiring and encouraging.

My kids are the most inspiring thing that pushes me. It used to be because they were born, and I had to take care of them. Now it’s because my son raps, and he’s better than me. So now I gotta keep up with him, you know what I’m saying?

When I see things that are inspiring, I must write a song about it. Some people make a t-shirt or slap something on a wall with paint, but I must make music and freestyle rap.

Flula Borg
The artist I would love to be is inspiring and strong: show that I can be vulnerable but still independent.

Archives can be inspiring but overwhelming. You have to forget them – especially when the whole world has been knocking them off. Everyone shops the same flea markets.

My father was an inspiration to me; I made a few movies with him and I loved working with him. Everything about him – his whole approach to work, as well as his love, enthusiasm and respect for it and other people in the business – was inspiring. I was very lucky to have him as a role model.

Hayley Mills
I think we speak to a certain mindset, and it’s about, you know, inspiring people who are progressive thinkers who want to see change.

The OWN network is all about inspiring and enlightening.

Inspiring conduct has so much more of an impact than coercing it.

I live for inspiring people to do things they think they can’t. My goal is to completely eliminate the word ‘can’t’ from the equation.

It may be enough to study history in all its nuance and ambiguity for its own sake. But there is no country free of the need to find new ways of reading the past as an inspiring way of thinking about everything else, including the present.

The new ‘Avatar‘ BluRay is a lesson in filmmaking. It really is inspiring.

We get so caught up in doing everything for ourselves, including inspiring ourselves, that it’s exhausting and not at all useful. Take a look around you. Look at your friends. Open up to your friends and take in the caring and good intentions they hold toward you.

New York is a fascinating city. I think it’s a very inspiring city, but it’s overpowering when you get older. It tires me now. But it’s wonderful for young people – very inspiring and full of surprises and full of ideas.

The Lily Foundation is an inspiring charity that helps to improve the lives of children with Mitochondrial Disease. I’ve had first-hand experience of the Foundation’s work and I’m proud to raise both awareness and much needed funds to help with the inspiring work they provide to children and their families.

I want to be challenged, I want to work, and I want to feel that I am not being held back, that there is something in front of me, something more inspiring than… just eating breakfast, you know?

Sofia Vassilieva
The reason why Millennials are inspiring is what they give: the music they give.

Luis Coronel
I’ve had an ongoing fantasy about being interviewed on, like, a ’60 Minutes‘-type show about this really inspiring woman that can do anything with a fake leg. And then the camera pans out, and I’m just holding a mannequin leg.

From Calcutta has gone forth a living stream of knowledge in many branches of study. It is inspiring to think of the long succession of scholars, both Indian and European, who have lived in this city, made it their own, and given it of their best.

Regardless of where the offer comes from, I’ll choose characters that are inspiring and challenging.

I love every minute of fatherhood, staying up all night, changing nappies, kids crying, I find it really funny and inspiring. It connects you to the world in a new way.

Inspiring people to look at their goals and go for that and believe in themselves is amazing.

You set out to tell a good story. You don’t do it because there is a deep message involved, because the movie is almost always bad when you do that. Your job No. 1 is for it to be entertaining, and if it’s inspiring, that is great, too.

It’s so inspiring to be around other people who have ideas you haven‘t thought of, and all of a sudden you’re like, ‘Wow! That’s so amazing!’ I definitely want everything I do to just get better and better.

Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s ‘Batman‘ was one of the most inspiring – I saw that and I was like, ‘I want to be her, I want to do that.’

As a kid, I would listen to anything that had a live orchestra or ensemble playing, so that covered everything from show tunes to eclectic jazz things to film soundtracks to classical music. They’re all inspiring to me.

I think young artists are always inspiring because they are coming at worlds from a different point of view.

Hollywood is a very inspiring place.

The day that you walk out in front of 30,000 people and don’t get nervous is probably the day to give it up. It’s inspiring to be a little terrified.

I’m more creative the more rules I have – note values, tempos, dynamic markings. Somehow, I find that really inspiring.

The travel, the amazing work I have had the chance to do, the meetings with different people are all very inspiring and give me lots of positive energy.

Saskia de Brauw
The human spirit and what it can go through… that’s pretty inspiring.

Seek women mentors. If you’re a businesswoman, look at the TEDx conferences. There’s a lot of businesswomen that speak on there. I find them extremely inspiring.

When I started out the videos, I was dealing with depression, and I wanted to make inspiring videos for others, which would end up inspiring me in turn. I wanted to show the world that it was possible to make a positive switch in life and start over.

Kids feel so strongly about what’s going on today and what’s happening to the world, and that’s very inspiring. I feel more hopeful than ever before about the future.

The people who are inspiring and strong for me are the ones who acknowledge vulnerabilities.

I think I find new idols every day – someone that says something really inspiring, is successful, has character.

When we put our trust in diplomacy, it is not because it is an inspiring or uplifting discourse or because it helps us see the common humanity in others. The stylized circumlocutions of diplomats can make them seem ridiculous or irrelevant: they never seem to be talking about what is really going on.

In this case they’re doctors. But having passion for your work and to take risks in order to better human kind. That’s a pretty big theme. It’s pretty inspiring.

Mary Stuart Masterson
There is nothing terribly wrong with my face, even if some of its parts aren’t very inspiring.

I’ve always had so much admiration for my mom. She’s so inspiring as a woman and as an artist.

Murakami’s ability to deconstruct and his aesthetic and conceptual freedom have been totally inspiring for me.

Watching great performances can transport us, and finding a film that really moves you is a galvanising and inspiring thing.

New York’s home. It’s everything I’d want it to be. It’s the most inspiring city I’ve ever been to, and I haven’t been everywhere in the world, but I’ve been to quite a few places.

It is no coincidence that so many religious beliefs date back to times when no science could possibly have accounted satisfactorily for many of the natural phenomena inspiring scripture and myths.

I’m very proud of the colour of my skin and that I’m inspiring people from all backgrounds, but I think it will be great for the next mixed-race or black female principal dancer if she doesn’t have to be asked about that.

I would love to be like Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez. They were catapulted into stardom when they were so young – like I was – and they still haven’t gone down the wrong path and I hope neither or them will. I find that really inspiring.

Rebecca Black
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

Horace Mann
My students are working one, sometimes two jobs. They have kids. They’re going school. They’re dealing with real everyday problems. They are inspiring because they’re trying to get ahead and make a better life for themselves and their kids.

I’m very optimistic about the future, because… Okay, with Audra McDonald, even just on Broadway, they cast her in shows that are usually not played by African-American women, so she’s very inspiring to me just because of that, you know what I mean?

My physical transformations – like changing my hair – are usually a reflection of what’s inspiring me at the moment.

Being that I started so young and super independent from the ground up, talking to people in the same predicament that I once was in is humbling. It makes you appreciative of the come-up and how far I have come. It is inspiring.

I am truly honoured to become ambassadress for Yves Saint Laurent. The brand‘s modern vision of beauty is very inspiring, and I am particularly proud to represent such an audacious archetype of woman.

Working with WWE on our many community outreach programs like Special Olympics and Connor’s Cure gives me the most inspiring stories to tell about human resilience.

A childhood favourite that has stayed with me over the years is Kate Winslet. She’s an amazing British actress who always delivers no matter what role she’s in. Another actress I’ve found incredibly inspiring is Olivia Colman.

Writer/directors are, for me, the most inspiring people to work for because they are the person on set that knows the answer to all the questions. They have the most invested in the project because they’ve been with it from conception.

People who truly love their lives are the most inspiring people of all.

I love a lot of these older actresses, like Cicely Tyson, who played Kunta Kinte’s mother in ‘Roots.’ She was really great, and I like seeing her because every movie she plays, she plays a strong character. As a kid, she was really inspiring to me.

Working with Kanye is really exciting and inspiring ’cause you get to see how he brings the fashion to life.

I enjoy taking part in footballing events that are for social causes because, in my view, inspiring children through sport is a way of keeping their bodies and minds healthy as well as helping nurture their intelligence and ability to relate with others.

There is nothing wrong with making money, but that’s not particularly inspiring.

My presence in California will bring a new, inspiring culinary environment to life, and I’m delighted to share my creative techniques and evolving fresh ideas with the Beverly Hills community.

I’ve done many ads because that’s my new career. It’s an inspiring extension for my mind.

It took me until my teenage years to realize that I was medicating with music. I was pushing back against my stupid school uniform, instructors who called me by my last name and my classmates, who, while friendly enough, were not at all inspiring.

When I started at the Wall Street Journal after college in 1990, there were lots of smart women around me all the time. They were writing for the paper, serving as managing editor, winning Pulitzers and anchoring the weekend show I worked on. It was so inspiring to me.

My music is inspired by where I am and what I’m feeling at the time. Traveling and meeting new people is also incredibly inspiring to me.

We want to make a 100 million dollar movie that we have created, in the way James Cameron or Chris Nolan does. It’s so inspiring when high-quality auteurs are writing and directing those movies. That’s pretty cool.

There’s nothing wrong with becoming a role model, nothing wrong with inspiring people to become musicians, to become actors.

I had this desire to understand Islam better and then focus on the beauty of Arabic and Islamic cultures. And one of the first things to emerge was Arabic calligraphy, which was instantly inspiring.

Craig Thompson
After reading the Elon Musk book and getting a Tesla – he is at the top of my list of inspiring founders.

It is one thing to be successful on the field, but to be recognized for something off-field is a completely different and inspiring feeling.

I enjoy modeling. I feel that acting is more fulfilling for me, and you definitely have a lot more to contribute as an actress than you do as a model, but that being said, when I shoot with a really incredible photographer, it’s exciting and inspiring.

Heartbreak has definitely been a big inspiration for me. You can write about a bad situation and just feel so much better afterwards. For me it’s very therapeutic. But love in general – even when it’s good – is always very inspiring.

Jessica Lowndes
Government is supposed to lead by example in many cases. Government that’s not particularly caring and is hands-off is not particularly inspiring.

I never saw a little African-American girl saving the world. So to be able to be that for not only myself but girls who look like me is really important and inspiring. Unfortunately, we don’t see ourselves saving the world a lot, and if we do see any type of superhero, that person usually has superpowers.

One of my best friends, Mike, had a kid. Just seeing him go through it all was inspiring. It would be so nice to care about someone more than yourself. And Mike is a total delinquent, so if he can do it, I figure I can, too.

Inspiring girls to write their stories and play their own instruments is something I’m passionate about, as it’s not championed.

I want to get involved in things that makes a difference in peoples lives and lifts them up. I don’t want to be a part of anything that’s not inspiring or helpful to the community that I’m serving.

I realised that there’s a more muscular approach to film-making that I found very inspiring.

I love Canada. The natural environment here is so inspiring. It never ceases to make me feel grounded and calm and to help put things in perspective. And I love Canadians. A lot.

Jodi Balfour
I love inspiring people and helping them to reach their potential.

Richard Hatch
It’s more than just dance – it’s about a living a healthier, happier life, surrounded by inspiring people.

I really would love to do a piece like Julia Roberts or Charlize Theron in ‘Erin Brockovich’ or ‘North Country.’ They were both so amazing and so inspiring. I would love to touch someone in the way their performances touched me.

My coaches – and even my parents – wanted to give me the space for exploration to see what I could do. Or even to see what I couldn’t do and what I would want to learn how to do. It was always about inspiring me and giving me that freedom that you would want in childhood.

One element of Madonna‘s career that really takes center stage is how many times she’s reinvented herself. It’s easier to stay in one look, one comfort zone, one musical style. It’s inspiring to see someone whose only predictable quality is being unpredictable.

It’s inspiring to see Black Flag looking like Vietnamese farmers with big beards and those kind of Vietnamese farming hats showing up at a Mohawk-mania club in England and being spat at because they don’t sound or look like Exploited; they sound more like Black Sabbath than Black Flag. I love that.

Of the birth of subgenres, there is no end. They arise like bubbles full of miraculous hopes and potentials from the Planckian foam of the canon, inspiring writers new and established alike.

To turn the radio on and hear so much more diversity, it’s so refreshing. That voice that cuts through what you’ve been hearing, it’s inspiring.

The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.

Horace Mann
I’m setting up a fund to empower girls and women to speak up – on all issues, not just sexual harassment. For me, it’s about inspiring women to come together.

It was inspiring to see local legends like E-40 and Keak da Sneak break out with ‘Tell Me When to Go.’

I’m all about inspiring young musicians to get out there and express themselves through music.

I get so many scripts a day but none of them inspires me. If I get a good inspiring script, then I will be most happy to make it into a film.

The more those young fans get to understand that, ‘Hey, this guy does some of the same things I do,’ it creates a lot of interest and a lot of belief that they could become future big-leaguers. That’s really where it starts, inspiring, entertaining and connecting with those young fans in a way that they can understand.

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.

It’s because of women like my grandmother Roberta – women who have lived their lives fearlessly, on their own terms – that I am who I am. I’m grateful to have such an inspiring woman as a grandmother.

I think that short films often contain an originality, a creative freedom, an energy and an invention that is inspiring and entertaining. I think they are, as Shakespeare put it, a good deed in a naughty world.

We remain committed to inspiring and compelling social change to the world’s most pressing problems through the power of great stories and engaging our audiences to take meaningful action.

I was recently asked about the business side of ‘Biggest Loser,’ but as long as we entertain people, we can keep coming back and making a difference. It’s a delicate balance, but one feeds off the other. I feel so good about the show – it’s uplifting and inspiring and entertaining at the same time.

I love watching old sitcoms. It’s very inspiring to watch ‘Mary Tyler Moore‘ and ‘Golden Girls.’ I have watched them over and over again for years.

Valerie Azlynn
Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Derek Luke and Leonardo DiCaprio inspired me the most. The rawness balanced with charisma that they all bring to the screen is awe inspiring.

It’s inspiring for me to know that you’ve got to step up your game.

I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.

I think professionally I admire people and the way they’ve handled their careers and being in the media. But the people that I used to inspire me and keep me going were my peers in Toronto – I would see the same girls going to audition after audition, and their resilience to do it again, and I found that inspiring.

Anna Silk
I’ve always wanted to work with Elizabeth Banks. She’s so talented and funny, and she’s become this force of nature – directing, producing. Being around her is kind of inspiring.

My parents leaving a third world country to a first world country and building from nothing – that’s really inspiring to me and it’s influenced me in a positive way.

Melanie Fiona
I’m passionate about cooking. I’m passionate about healthy eating. I’m passionate about inspiring other women.

I think Dogme was inspiring for quite a few peoples and sort of started a digital movement. Personally, I found it extremely uplifting and fantastic making Dogme movies, but I felt I completed it with ‘The Celebration.’ I think that was the end of the road on Dogme for me. It was as far as I could go.

Thomas Vinterberg
There are looks that I see on other people that I think would look horrible on me, but I think if somebody has the courage to be really daring and try something outlandish, then more power to them. That’s just encouraging and inspiring.

I’ve had such an inspiring and formative journey in my career.

I think that the pivotal point of me in terms of the choral stuff is that I was involved in this provincial choir at 16 or 17. We went and played in churches and convention centres. The music we got to do was so inspiring for me.

‘Red Band Society’ is inspiring, funny, and an uplifting story that makes you want to make the most of your life, love and live to the fullest, and that’s a great message.

Nolan Sotillo
Across Massachusetts, there are many talented and inspiring educators doing for their students what their predecessors did for me.

Armani was a natural fit. And who doesn’t like to be invited to Milan and be greeted by Mr. Armani himself? He’s one of the hardest working persons I know – very inspiring.

Even if you have a brain predisposed to liberalism, you might end up with some conservative friends or find inspiring conservative role models who could be very influential on you, and that could send you down a different track in life.

I really struggle with that feeling of helplessness. That’s why I really try to get my blogs, and even myself, to point to the positive and look at all the inspiring things that are happening.

For Westlife, the music will never stop as long as our fans are around inspiring us to keep on making beautiful music together.

I think to do anything out of one’s comfort zone, there has to be some aspect of it that feels inspiring and challenging in a positive way.

Leonardo DiCaprio I find very inspiring… He’s my idol. I absolutely love Leonardo DiCaprio. Christian Bale, obviously, being a British actor and going from ‘Empire of the Sun.’ Now he’s Batman.

Growing up, I saw the world as an inspiring place full of interesting people.

It is so inspiring when you come across a woman who is very strong and dedicated and is amazing at what they do. That’s how I feel about Meryl Streep. You watch her, and you can’t help but notice all of that about her. She’s so influential.

I find humanism to be the most rational and positive philosophy for life. And it’s not a new thing at all – the history of humanist thought is deep and inspiring.

Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them.

Alex Lowe
I was really lucky that I had an aunt who was very inspiring to me. She was different than anybody in my family on either side.

I don’t see a day when teenagers don’t read. They are very enthusiastic. That is so inspiring to me.

Lisa McMann
I read a lot; fiction and non-fiction are the mediums I find most edifying and inspiring. I watch movies and listen to music and take lots and lots of walks. Nature is a nice reset button for me, it’s how I get a lot of thinking done.

I’ve read and heard that some of the most inspiring vocal interpreters adhere habitually to one rule: Always think the lyrics as you’re singing them, so that the sentiment is always appropriate and heartfelt.

My mom is my best friend in the entire world. She is so cool and so inspiring. I’ve always been able to be open with her and talk to her as a friend.

Jessica Lowndes
I very much love Los Angeles, and I love working here. I find it very inspiring and very creative, and some of the best crews are in Los Angeles.

Being on the road is very inspiring.

The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It’s constantly stimulating, it’s like a slap in the face.

I loved ‘Matilda.’ The kids are so brilliant and uninhibited. They were inspiring. Seeing them onstage, just going wild, reminded me of when I was that age. I was excited for them and completely taken by their innocence and hard work.

Matthew James Thomas
When I decided to stop racing, I really wanted to give something back to the sport and for me it was always going to be about inspiring young girls and women.

You are never the complete article but the feeling you get when people come up to you and say ‘thank you for the great summer‘ and inspiring children is such a great feeling.

It is great to add some glamour to the food industry, like television shows have done for the food world and inspiring people to work in the industry. The flip side of that is unfortunately people think that after they get their qualifications, they get their invitation to compete on ‘Top Chef.’

I don’t care what we’re quote-unquote selling; we’re about inspiring people through storytelling.

The tradition of Umuganda is a beautiful and inspiring one. It connects people to their surrounds and creates a responsible community.

Ethan Allen was convinced that every planet out there has its own intelligent extraterrestrials. And this, as you can imagine, is a radical, inspiring, but very unsettling, idea.

Before the first xx record, I pretty much exclusively listened to electronica. Now, I listen to anything. I think the most inspiring thing is just learning more about more and more different kinds of music and becoming a fan of so many different types and so many different genres.

You can’t necessarily tell when watching at home, but those pitches are usually an hour long each, and many are emotional, hilarious, and inspiring.

I have more faith in doing something creative for a cable station or something like Yahoo or Google or Amazon. What Netflix did with ‘House of Cards‘ and David Fincher was brilliant. That is inspiring to me. I think there is more chance for creativity in animation, it just hasn’t happened there yet.

For me, masculinity is about control, and femininity is more of an embrace, the art of listening. It’s very inspiring to explore the shadows of masculinity and femininity, and the tensions between both, and the place of women in the world right now.

The nature of having ideas and creativity is incredibly inspiring.

Inspiring children at an early age is key, and perhaps we need to put technology in a more social context.

When I started wearing a yarmulke, I wanted to stand out or take the form of whatever was inspiring me. But now I think there’s something to not working it, to keeping it on the inside, and it just being kind of like a secret.

What I’m interested in as an actor is exploring universes that I have not come across before. It’s interesting to me to be able to discover new things. I do like fantasies, and I like when film is inspiring and it puts creative ideas into the minds of the audience.

Sidse Babett Knudsen
My food hero would be someone like Elizabeth David, because I think what she did for Britain was amazing. Also David Thompson, an Australian chef who does Thai food and really understands the basis of it, has always been very inspiring.

I find N.Y. very inspiring; there is an amazing energy and flow of creativity in N.Y. like nowhere else.

Charlotte Ronson
In many ways, leadership is about defining reality and inspiring hope, but if you have these great people around you and they know that what they do is going to be recognized, it can be incredibly powerful.

It’s really a rush and a thrill to feel you’ve been part of a body of music that’s inspiring.

We live in a difficult but inspiring world, and there is so much out there that I want to record.

Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims.

For hard resets, conventions and conferences can be inspiring.

It is so stimulating for young children to hear someone who does science talking about it. It can be so exciting and inspiring. It is easy to get younger school children enthused about science.

I wake up every day inspiring myself, because God gave me life.

A ‘first meeting’ is, by definition, a one-time opportunity, and there’s no going back. Over the course of my career, I’ve been on both sides of inspiring first meetings that energized me for the next stage of a partnership and disappointing first meetings that left me uncertain about next steps.

ISIL is inspiring groups that already exist to rebrand themselves, but in rebranding themselves into a more radical ideology. That’s what makes it dangerous.

Martin Dempsey
It was an experience that was exceptional. People frequently ask what it was like and it truly was inspiring. Sometimes during his lifetime, people would try and put him on a pedestal and that’s not where he wanted to be, but he was really a great individual.

You usually can’t tell what’s inspiring until you look back on it.

I don’t write under the ghost of Faulkner. I live in the same town and find his life and work inspiring, but that’s it. I have a motorcycle and tool along the country lanes. I travel at my own speed.

I discovered Los Angeles in the late ’90s. The city was not at its best at the time, but I fell for it right away. There is something almost haunted about it, a vibrant mythology I find rather inspiring.

I had seen ‘Do the Right Thing‘ when I was at college, and it was incredibly inspiring as a piece of cinema. Just brilliant, I thought. But saw ‘Malcolm X’ with a crowded audience. It was my first time in an American cinema, hearing an audience respond. You know, in England, everyone is so restrained.

Justin Chadwick
So much of life’s dramas, good and bad, play out against family and so it’s really inspiring for any number of stories in all the fields I write in.

I admit my reading time is limited because I can write in the situations and places where people usually read. But reading is the fuel – it’s inspiring – so I try to keep the tank full. What happens most of the time is I binge read. I will put aside a day or two to do nothing but read.

Not all offers I get are exciting and inspiring. I would rather sit at home and not work than jump into mediocrity for the sake of just moving ahead. If it’s a good script, I would sacrifice my personal time and grab it.

Very little other than Elmore Leonard’s crime writing inspiring me on my Batman run.

I like to think that I represent myself as a strong woman, so to work with other strong women I find very inspiring.

Robert Kennedy was such an inspiring figure. His interest in politics seemed to come not from a desire for power, but from a need to help our society live up to its ideals.

So it doesn’t have to be happy music to be inspiring.

Bela Fleck
The game is getting younger and the game is getting better. It has to do with Tiger and Phil, largely, inspiring everybody and brought a lot more youth into the game of golf.

Meeting President Obama was amazing. Very inspiring.

It’s inspiring to play a woman who stands up for herself.

Sofia is so active, and she made The Virgin Suicides, which I thought was great – all these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there.

I thought I would attend school and get an assistant position and work my way up but being in NY and seeing the pace of everything, is very inspiring.

We need a leader able to project his or her personality and present our policies in today’s media environment. All this is true – but we also need a leader capable of building a team, inspiring loyalty from colleagues, and one genuinely open to ideas.

There is power in helping people get excited about what they do and inspiring and motivating them to unleash their full potential.

This is why improvisational music and comedy is so inspiring: You are seeing something being born, and that energy, there is no substitute for. These songs, most of them, are about a minute old when you hear them.

I’m saying that an editorial process that is preparing the material for publication counts as part of the inspiring process whereby God, in his sovereignty, gave every word.

J I Packer
In climbing, sponsors typically support an athlete but provide very little direction, giving the climber free rein to follow his or her passion toward whatever is inspiring. It’s a wonderful freedom, in many ways similar to that of an artist who simply lives his life and creates whatever moves him.

What’s so great with ‘Game of Thrones’ is that there are so many characters and they’re so many locations and that it’s just very inspiring.

I always found growing up that, even inspiring female characters or complex female characters in TV and film… I often found that their complexity was actually just another facet of their sexuality.

That’s really what gymnastics should be. It should always be a beautiful and inspiring thing to so many people.

Many people have the heart to give back, but a lot don’t know how to. I try to be the bridge for those people – whether that means getting them involved in one of my campaigns or inspiring them by showing them a blueprint of how to get others engaged.

I find the ideas of Catholicism incredibly rich and inspiring. Bogus, unfortunately, but nonetheless inspiring. I think they always provide an interesting nexus through which to look at the way we are.

Writing ‘Monitor Mix’ was a very edifying and inspiring few years.

It was amazing and inspiring to see so many people come together through music to aid the great state of Vermont.

I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.

Otto von Bismarck
Everybody’s inspiring me to just be me.

The days of the painter at the Bauhaus appear to be truly over. They are estranged from the actual core of present activities, and their influence is more restricting than inspiring.

To me, nature is so inspiring – that sense of constant change, the way things are cleansed or washed away, and it’s beyond your control.

It’s been so inspiring to have complete creative control and to just have fun creating and collaborating with people I admire greatly.

I’m proud to welcome the attendees of March for Life 2019, especially those Hoosiers who made the trek to Washington to show their conviction for defending the rights of the unborn. Your passion is inspiring and your advocacy makes a real difference in lives and laws every day.

Who would have thought that somebody Latino was going to be singing with Beyonce at Coachella? Years ago? Nobody. But I did believe in me. So, that’s what I want to do: keep inspiring people as much as possible.

There were a lot of signs being thrown at me, a lot of angels I was meeting, inspiring me to get back into show business.

I’ve only had good experiences with actors. Starring next to them and directing them, for the most part they’re all inspiring, special people.

All of the vintage photos of Ballets Russes are so inspiring.

We must be willing to pay inspiring math and science teachers, who have high paying alternatives in industry, more to teach and reward students who take more challenging courses in high school.

I enjoy encouraging and inspiring people to pursue their purpose in the arts. To help cultivate and develop their instrument.

Acting is like free therapy! Trying to make people laugh or cry can be inspiring.

We didn’t want to just be a cover group, we wanted to do our music, to be a band. Once we were able to do it, it was a little scary, but it was also something inspiring – something new, fresh for us to get into. It was amazing to see the reaction of our fans.

Working on script development, casting, editing, and music is incredibly inspiring to me, and it’s wonderful to see something you love come to life.

The Holocaust survivors are among the most inspiring people I have had the privilege to meet.

The kids that are making the ghetto stuff I can’t even reach are the ones that are inspiring me to play music for the other kids in the city they don’t even know about. If I don’t get those kids making music, there won’t be an original kid DJing like me in five to 10 years.

I find most children quite inspiring.

In the beginning of Audioslave, I was very honest. I said, ‘We make great albums and write great albums – but don’t be under the impression I’m going to be a lyricist that writes anything other than what strikes me as inspiring in the moment.’ The lyrics weren’t going to be focused politically.

Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through Peter Morgan‘s writing is the most exceptional opportunity and I will strive to do her justice.

I have met every president since President Kennedy. And I think Barack Obama must be listed as one of the best. This young man has been so inspiring – not just to people in America but to people all around the world.

An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.

Inspiring scenes of people taking the future of their countries into their own hands will ignite greater demands for good governance and political reform elsewhere in the world, including in Asia and in Africa.

I really like writing for specific projects. It’s a whole different way of writing when you have certain guidelines and a theme you’re writing to. It’s very inspiring.

We created Pure Flix to make uplifting and inspiring content on a consistent, ongoing basis, so audiences would truly have an alternative to what Hollywood puts out. Pure Flix produces faith and family films, so the audience is the entire family.

Chicago’s music scene is very inspiring. I like to think of it as a small community of friends who enjoy creating and inspiring each other.

In every school, community center, city hall, and state capitol, there are women who are making their voices heard and standing up for the people they serve – women who aren’t just demanding change but finding ways to create it. They are making an impact, and along the way, they’re inspiring others to do the same.

I first met Solange at a party for her gorgeous and inspiring website, Saint Heron. I’d already had so many phases of listening exclusively to 2012’s ‘True’ and admired her activism and radiant style.

I’m constantly amazed by the ability a child has to show sympathy, to read emotions, to get to the heart of any situation. It’s unfiltered and completely inspiring.

I think one of my biggest influences is Bette Davis. I’ve seen almost every one of her films, and she’s been very inspiring to me.

Halston was one of the hardest-working designers I have come across. The way he cut, moulded, manipulated and draped fabric was inspiring. I was submerged into the Halston subculture alongside Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor and Truman Capote. They shaped who I have become as a designer.

Naeem Khan
I’ve always loved short stories. Even before I was a writer, I was reading short stories – there were certain writers where I just felt like they could do in a short story what so many writers needed a whole novel to do, and that was really inspiring to me.

I ask every Australian to think about what the constitutional exclusion says to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, to see our vast and inspiring history in this land not mentioned in the official picture like that.

‘The West Wing’ was an incredible, inspiring show – and one of the reasons I wanted to be a speechwriter.

What we do at NASA is inspiring. It’s reaching, it’s visionary, and it inspires people on Earth to try hard things.

I’m easy to work with, not a pushover, but I respond to criticism and find it inspiring.

Ben Elton
I was a dancer, and it’s not really cool for a boy to dance, so it was inspiring to see a movie like ‘Footloose’ where a guy is dancing masculine and had a proper reason behind it. It made me feel cool, and when these kids would make fun of me, I’d be like, ‘Oh, didn’t you see ‘Footloose,’ man?’

Kenny Wormald
Science class is traditionally taught as science history class – you learn all these facts that someone else discovered, which you need to know, but that’s not really an inspiring way to learn science.

I just find Bobby Kennedy’s short campaign for president so inspiring because his rhetoric identified what America can be like if we care about each other.

I’ve had surprises on the campaign trail that have both been just absolutely inspiring and affirming of the great values of the people of this country, and I’ve had some experiences that are disappointing and troubling.

The reason that last-ditch political maneuvering has become business as usual in Washington is that the actors involved are drunk on blame and are convinced that the voting public is, too. They count on outrage, thereby spreading numbness. They cherish the prospect of partisan fury, thereby inspiring nonpartisan disgust.

I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it’s shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it’s a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It’s truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day.

When I was a senior in college, I attended an inspiring conference at West Point called the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs, which paired political science majors with cadets in the hopes of building future civilian-military relationships.

My father had lived in the States in the 1960s for a while and came to love American Songbook material. Even today, he sometimes recognizes singers that I never even heard of, which is beautiful and inspiring.

I adore Britain! It’s my favourite country; I love their eccentricity. I find Britain so inspiring.

Fashion week is very inspiring, and you can’t look at things one dimensionally. And I think that everyone who works in this industry has a very three-dimensional view of what fashion is and what art is.

Mark Indelicato
Black, white, Chinese, it don’t matter – I’ve been told by multiple people that I’m very inspiring to them, and it makes them want to achieve whatever they can achieve.

I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress. But it’s inspiring. You learn so much that other people don’t get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic.

Natasha Richardson
People always tell me I’m really inspiring, which is lovely.

Madeline Stuart
It is inspiring to partner with Moet & Chandon and Christie’s on something as rare and luxurious as 100 year old champagne, and see it simultaneously transformed into something that helps to meet the basic needs of those supported by The Lunchbox Fund.

Topaz Page-Green
Nelson Mandela is awe inspiring – a person who really sacrificed for what he believed in. I feel truly humbled by him.

My mom is a painter and an artist. She would play music, and she always had very good taste in music, fashion, and art. She was also a young single mom, so I think she had really good style; she was really free… just really inspiring in her own way and allowed me to find the direction I wanted to take in my life.

The only way to motivate soldiers is by pepping them up, talking to them and inspiring them.

Aditya Dhar
At a young age, acting was so inspiring and exciting, because to me it was play – make-believe, pretend.

Leadership is absolutely about inspiring action, but it is also about guarding against mis-action.

When you date someone who loves the outdoors, it’s inspiring.

Wayfarer is built on the idea that we can actually make a huge difference by creating entertainment and television and digital and branded content with a message. It doesn’t always have to be really, really inspiring or really earnest. We call it chocolate-covered broccoli.

Justin Baldoni
I was lucky enough to be a child during the renaissance of Australian children’s literature, when people like Ivan Southall, Colin Thiele, Lilith Norman and Wrightson were pumping out hugely inspiring stuff.

Catherine Jinks
The most beautiful destination I’ve been to was the Seychelles Islands, and the most culturally inspiring place was Mumbai, India.

L.A. doesn’t have any big personality to me; it’s not inspiring.

The Democratic Party has had a real problem with recruitment because the party too often looks at just who’s next in line in the party to run rather than in finding inspiring new leaders.

So much of what I do is about inspiring and empowering women.

More than a quarter of a century into the band’s career together, it’s inspiring to hear Melvins continue to deafen new generations of listeners.

I loved ‘The Secret of NIMH.’ When that came out, it felt like, ‘Wow, this is something really, really new.’ It looked like a Disney film, but it felt very cutting edge to me. To a twelve-year-old kid, it seemed very inspiring.

A memoir should have some uplifting quality, inspiring or illuminating, and that’s what separates a life story that can influence other people.

I think people need to see Prince live to really understand how remarkable he is. He has always been inspiring because he is never afraid to break rules or barriers or invent something new – and if you love fashion, then you need to be able to do that.

When you first start doing it, being on tour is inspiring, because you’ve never been anywhere.

Dean Ween
I have always wanted to be a catalyst for bringing about positive change, inspiring others to choose goodness.

I don’t know… it’s just too much fun to wonder about what life would be without gravity. I just started thinking about outer space more as an adult than I probably ever did as a kid. That was also inspiring, the concept of being stuck to the earth.

Dave Pirner
But I’m interested in the Barnes Collection in Philadelphia. I hear there are some of the worst Matisses there. I like seeing bad art by good artists. It’s inspiring. I’m able to identify with them. It makes them real.

I give credit to my mom for inspiring and encouraging me to take sports seriously. She was a professor of biochemistry and at the age of 60 when she retired she started trekking.

Regardless of whatever job you do, you want to see the importance of it or how it can be important. I think by inspiring the people that I come from – if I inspire anyone – would be worth it.

The importance of inclusive behavior was modeled for me early in life. I have many childhood memories of my mother – an entrepreneur and business ownerdrawing people to herself and inspiring them with the genuineness of her interest in them.

I don’t really know Hollywood, but living and shooting in L.A. was very motivating, inspiring. The lights, the extras, their American faces, the energy, the Orpheum Theatre. It was all very inspiring.

While negativity is politically useful, it is also demoralizing unless it is accompanied – and to some extent overshadowed – by elevated and inspiring ideas about the American future.

I’ve grown so much as an individual, I’ve come across so many great people, great organizations, heard so many great stories, inspiring stories.

I love Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench as well. They’re all wonderful and they’re very inspiring.

Zoe Tapper
Putting yourself out there is hard, but it’s so worth it. I don’t think anyone who has ever spoken out, or stood up or had a brave moment, has regretted it. It’s empowering and confidence-building and inspiring. Not only to other people, but to yourself.

I don’t want people to compare themselves to me and feel bad. I want to be inspiring, not to depress them.

What was so amazing and inspiring about ‘GoodFellas’ was that it showed the foot soldiers; the people more at the bottom as opposed to focusing on the godfathers and the guys at the top.

I want to be the spokesman for the 40-and-older crowd, inspiring people to believe that no matter their age, they can be healthy and save their lives.

When I am driving to an audition, I listen to the ‘Hamilton: The Musical’ soundtrack. It’s super inspiring, but also, if I kind of sing-slash-rap along to it, it helps me with my pronunciation and dialect.

Arcade Fire has such intimacy and epic-ness, at the same time, and that’s really inspiring.

I would say ‘The Master‘ was one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever got to work on.

I would love to document all the interesting characters out on the East End. There are some really inspiring people – you can feel the creative energy out there.

There are people out there every day really fighting the fight for equal rights, equal pay, equal treatment. They’re inspiring.

For me, money is not my definition of success. Inspiring people is a definition of success.

I don’t like to run, train, in groups. But racing, it’s the groups that are most inspiring to me. I love racing with 52,000 people. I don’t like training with any more than one person. Ever.

I loved ‘Fantasia’ as a kid because it filled me with wonder, enchantment and awe. It was my first real introduction into classical music. It was totally inspiring to me.

Manned spaceflight has lost its glamour – understandably so, because it hardly seems inspiring, 40 years after Apollo, for astronauts merely to circle the Earth in the space shuttle and the International Space Station.

The year after Russell retired, in the famous seventh game of the NBA Finals at Madison Square Garden, Willis Reed, the New York Knicks center, limped onto the court against the Los Angeles Lakers, inspiring his team and freezing Chamberlain into a benign perplexity.

It’s not necessary to go far and wide. I mean, you can really find exciting and inspiring things within your hometown.

I just kind of change, constantly, what my focus is. So whatever is stimulating me or inspiring me at the time is what I focus on.

Amy Jo Johnson
I really like Los Angeles. I like the weather, the openness of it, the beach, the mountains, the desert. I find it inspiring. I get quite a lot of writing done out there.

The stories are success stories. The letters from listeners often touch the heart and can be inspiring.

I am thoroughly enjoying spending the majority of my time with entrepreneurs. I find that their enthusiasm, dedication, willingness to take huge risks and desire to make a dramatic impact quite inspiring.

I love the shape of cars. They are very inspiring as modern pieces of machinery. I can’t drive, but I do like the look of them.

I get to go to so many different countries and hear so much music and collect totally different records. It’s all very inspiring, and I’m trying to embrace that experience because not that many producers get to have that.

Every video I make, I want to make sure that it’s doing something entertaining or hopefully inspiring or maybe teaching somebody something or sharing my mistakes so that they can learn from them or anything that will make a positive impact in the world.

I’ve always done roles that really appealed to me on a gut level and which I found inspiring.

The story of Rod Stewart, the story of Carlos Santana is so inspiring to young musicians because it shows in this trendy business how long a career can last. It shows how you can soar back, regardless of age.

My dad was president of the volunteer fire department, which was within walking distance to our house. I spent several days of each week there with him – any time the whistle blew, he went. It was truly inspiring to watch him lead that way.

Claire Danes in ‘Homeland‘ just blew me away. She is so intuitive, and her choices are so unique. When you see somebody like that work, you just have to stop in your tracks. It is a lesson in what good acting really is, and it is so inspiring to be around.

I don’t think of anyone as a ‘groupie.’ People who connect with my music are just inspiring and amazing.

And we’re fortunate if we have parents who are great and loving and inspiring. But, unfortunately, there are people who don’t have that.

What Jimmy Page did was pretty inspiring for guitar players. He married a lot of acoustic elements into hard rock. The kind of chords he used were very left of center, with a lot of dissonance – I absorbed that like a sponge. It’s all over the music I write, always.

I have known Senator Rubio for a number of years, and he is an inspiring, courageous, and bold leader who embodies the American dream of freedom and equal opportunity for all.

It’s not necessarily all about commercial success. It’s about inspiring in the world and having what you do seen as art and a contribution to the world.

Sports movies are a genre that I really respond to, but they can be done really poorly and really fall short. The good ones are just so good and inspiring and make you feel good.

It’s important that the Olympics are motivating to young people and inspiring to all, and the only way to do that is to ensure clean performances, free of cheating.