Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles Austin Beard.
You ask me where I get my ideas. That I cannot tell you with certainty.
They come unsummoned, directly, indirectly - I could seize them with my hands
- out in the open air, in the woods, while walking in the silence of the
nights, at dawn excited by moods which are translated by the poet into words,
by me into tones that sound and roar and storm about me till I have set them
down in notes.
Ludwig van Beethoven
The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by
friend, by prayer or by wine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the most delightful things about gardening is the freemasonry it
gives with other gardeners, and the interest and pleasure all gardeners get by
visiting other people’s gardens. We all have a lot to learn and in every new
garden there is a chance of finding inspiration - new flowers, different
arrangement or fresh treatment for old subjects. Even if it is a garden you
know by heart there are twelve months in the year and every month means a
different garden, and the discovery of things unexpected all the rest of the
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s
love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Since the history’s first epic poem recorded the visit of the Sumerian hero
Gilgamesh to a special grove of cedars, certain natural spots scattered around
the world - Ayers Rock, Mount Fuji, Canyon de Chelly, the springs at Lourdes,
the Ganges River, and hundreds of others - have drawn people seeking insight,
inspiration, healing or proximity to the divine.
True music…must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the
time. My people are Americans. My time is today.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the
slave of your model.
Vincent van Gogh
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