Top 60 Inspirations Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Inspirations Quotes from famous people such as Ella Purnell, Roberto Aguire, Kelley Armstrong, Sidney Altman, Gloria Estefan, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Amy Winehouse is one of my biggest inspirations.

Amy Winehouse is one of my biggest inspirations.
Ella Purnell
My grandmother is one of the biggest inspirations of my life. She was my biggest fan, and she made sure everybody knew it. Her never-ending joy was infectious, and there wasn’t anyone who could beat her at partying and having fun.
Roberto Aguire
It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I started admiring writers as inspirations for my own work, and my earliest influences there were Stephen King, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Richard Adams.
Kelley Armstrong
Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government.
Sidney Altman
My inspirations include the Beatles – love, love, love them – Elton John, Carole King, and Stevie Wonder.
Gloria Estefan
When I’m writing instrumental music, I try to find musical and non-musical inspirations.
Bryce Dessner
‘Master Blaster,’ by Stevie Wonder, is up-tempo and fun, like Stevie himself. Stevie’s always making jokes; he really knows how to put people at ease. He’s one of my inspirations, as a musician and a person.
Ziggy Marley
My dad is easily one of my biggest inspirations to play this game. To hear people talk bad about me, it hurt me because I know it hurts him, and that’s not who I am. I know he raised better, and I know I want to do better.
J. R. Smith
My biggest style inspirations come from the ’90s. I’m really inspired by TLC, Janet Jackson, and designers like Jeremy Scott. I’m hugely inspired by Club Kids from New York back in the ’90s. I’m inspired by the drag queen scene. Combat boots and the torn off jeans and a baggy shirt – I love that look.
Kat Graham
I had a poster of Kevin Garnett hanging in my room. He was one of my inspirations when I was young. I was at my friend’s house – he had a lot of money, so sometimes I’d go to his place to watch some NBA action. I remember the first time I saw Kevin Garnett, I just felt something in my body: ‘This feels like me.’
Serge Ibaka
Lemaitre has been one of my inspirations ever since I started making music.
When people ask about inspirations, and you’re like ‘oh, it was a flower or a mountain or a pony’, some people just think you’re insane. I’m worried to come across that way.
Phillip Lim
My inspirations come from everywhere. It’s important to look at everything and anything. I think what I create is serious fashion, but I don’t want to keep my focus on that. You have to look at a lot of different things. I mean, people are always surprised when they find out that my favorite show is ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race.’
Jason Wu
I now know that inspirations must come from everywhere.
What I read and what I go to the movies for is not to find a best friend, not to find inspirations, not necessarily for a hero’s journey. It’s to be involved with characters that are maybe incredibly different from me, that may be incredibly bad but that feel authentic.
Gillian Flynn
I have many musical inspirations, but I would really love to just be me. My very own artist.
Thia Megia
Getting older, getting married, buying a house, becoming a different person… I had to figure out what my new motivations, inspirations, and goals were.
Gretchen Bleiler
As far as songwriting, my inspirations came from love, life and death, and viewing other people’s situations.
Ed Sheeran
Early inspirations included Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie… Those were the people I actually wound up studying just to hone my craft.
My daughter is one of my greatest inspirations. She’s an environmentalist, she plays piano, she’s raising money for the earthquake victims in Nepal. Every day she surprises me and teaches me something.
Patti Smith
My main inspirations come from early ’90s Trance, the French electro movement round ’06, then a bunch of artists like Flying Lotus, J Dilla, Moby, The Prodigy. So I’d say it’s some kind of experimental electronica with a strong hip hop influence. It’s chilled, but people can still get super crazy and dance to it.
Growing up, I didn’t have any inspirations.
Marsai Martin
My father, obviously, and my mother were inspirations. My uncle, Frank Harper, he was an absolute mentor for me.
Hill Harper
For Lennon and me, we grew up with Laverne and Shirley or Lucy and Ethel. For us, those are our inspirations. And I think Amy Poehler and Tina Fey led the way for us to be fearless in the way we kept shoving our message and our comedy voice down people’s throats until they listened.
Jessica St. Clair
If drummers are ‘anti-solo,’ that’s up to them. They’re musicians, and they can play whatever they want. But my inspirations early on were people like Buddy Rich, seeing him on ‘The Tonight Show’, or Gene Krupa.
Neil Peart
Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I’m always pulling and really feeding off of my inspirations. I think most musicians do.
Robert Trujillo
I take inspirations from newspaper strip cartoonists who look for ways of expanding their characters’ worlds once they have established the initial concept of their strips.
Paul Dini
I have my own voice and can focus only on that. I know what I like; I find my inspirations in so many other places than just online and bring that into my work.
Hanneli Mustaparta
I didn’t start doing graffiti until two years after I got to New York. Jean Michel Basquiat was one of my main inspirations for doing graffiti. For a year I didn’t know who Jean Michel was, but I knew his work.
Keith Haring
I used to try and find inspirations everywhere – I would go to the airport or train station and just study people, the way they moved and interacted and their expressions. But I can’t do that now, I’d be bombarded by people with their phones – selfie requests.
Sammo Hung
I'd usually read the Bible a lot. Read little short Bib

I’d usually read the Bible a lot. Read little short Bible stories. And today, whenever I give speeches, I bring up a few of those Bible stories, because those are inspirations to me.
Herschel Walker
It is an honor for me to accept the position of men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton. I find the heritage and creative integrity of the house are key inspirations and will look to reference them both while drawing parallels to modern times.
Virgil Abloh
Two of my biggest musical inspirations are Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell.
Dennis Lloyd
Francis Bacon is one of my giant inspirations. I just love him to pieces.
David Lynch
‘Sweet Genius’ viewers will be on the edge of their seats as we continue to push the limits with inspirations and ingredients, while showcasing the talents of some of the best pastry chefs around. As a result, the desserts that the chefs create are truly outrageous.
Ron Ben-Israel
I have enormous respect for Steve Johnson, and as I’ve told him, Feed was one of the inspirations for Salon. They were up there before we were. And also for Joey and the Suck people.
David Talbot
Post Malone is one of my biggest inspirations. I just love his songs and his writing. He’s a genius. Then person-wise, I’m a huge fan of Zendaya. I love her. I watch her interviews and everything she does all the time because I think she’s just such a crazy good human being.
Tate McRae
Michelle Obama, one of my inspirations, said ‘when they go low, we go high,’ and it was a thing that I really carried with me.
Prince Paul’s one of my teachers. He’s always been one of my main inspirations as far as interludes go and getting a little quirky at times.
My inspirations were ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage and Andre the Giant. It was easy to understand their character.
Shinsuke Nakamura
I want to have a record with Beyonce or Lady Gaga. They are both my inspirations. Especially Beyonce.
Charice Pempengco
Words outlive people, institutions, civilizations. Words spur images, associations, memories, inspirations and synapse pulsations. Words send off physical resonations of thought into the nethersphere. Words hurt, soothe, inspire, demean, demand, incite, pacify, teach, romance, pervert, unite, divide. Words be powerful.
Inga Muscio
I love finding out-of-the-box inspirations and blending them with what I’ve done in the past. And when I started to experiment with genres, it didn’t sound forced. Maybe that’s because it’s all music that I listened to growing up, and it’s all music that I love.
My energy is undoubtedly my two sons Yatra and Linga, and they are my all-time inspirations.
I go back and forth between input phases where I’m reading a lot or trying to get out and explore the world a bit and soak up inspirations and then I’ll get back into output mode and write and write and write.
Erin Morgenstern
Growing up, my inspirations were Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, all these martial arts legends. I wanted to express my talent on screen in a certain way. I felt that it made me a little different.
Tiger Shroff
One of my big inspirations was Chuck Berry, and his playing was always about the rhythm and the lyrics. So I’ve always been that way in my playing, really.
Mick Ralphs
My favorite style inspirations are between Rihanna and Diana Ross.
Ari Lennox
Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration.
Gavin Rossdale
Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way.
Joichi Ito
Viola Davis, Patti Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Julianne Moore. I could go on forever listing names. However… my greatest inspirations have, without a doubt, been my teachers, friends, and family.
Maya Hawke
We’re huge fans of ‘Game of Thrones’ for example, ‘Orphan Black.’ And even though those shows don’t necessarily correlate directly with ‘Arrow,’ I’m a very big believer that writers are the product of their inspirations.
Marc Guggenheim