“ Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love. ”

- Khalil Gibran

“ The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. ”

- Pablo Neruda

“ Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. ”

- Friedrich Schiller

“ I think, aesthetically, car design is so interesting - the dashboards, the steering wheels, and the beauty of the mechanics. I don't know how any of it works, I don't want to know, but it's inspirational. ”

- Paloma Picasso

“ I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. ”

- Audrey Hepburn

“ When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. ”

- William Arthur Ward

“ I have amazing friends who have led inspirational lives. ”

- Andrew Shue

“ Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens. ”

- David Cameron

“ I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ”

- e. e. cummings

“ When Maurice touched a keyboard, it was like something from a movie, magical. He would always give you something from a movie, and you'd go, what did you just play... immediately inspirational writings, amazing. That's what we're going to miss. ”

- Robin Gibb

“ People tell you the world looks a certain way. Parents tell you how to think. Schools tell you how to think. TV. Religion. And then at a certain point, if you're lucky, you realize you can make up your own mind. Nobody sets the rules but you. You can design your own life. ”

- Carrie-Anne Moss

“ Business gives you a massive high. Doing a great deal, coming up with an inspirational solution... It's very addictive. But it doesn't last long. In isolation, it's a bit sterile. It doesn't reward the soul. ”

- John Caudwell

“ Architecture is not an inspirational business, it's a rational procedure to do sensible and hopefully beautiful things that's all. ”

- Harry Seidler

“ Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. ”

- Anais Nin

“ Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality. ”

- Malala Yousafzai

“ Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. ”

- Napoleon Hill

“ Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them. ”

- Henry Norris Russell

“ I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing. ”

- Carol Ann Duffy

“ 'Do What You Gotta Do' is a positive, inspirational song that says no matter what it is whether you're up against challenges or trying to get your dreams and aspirations met, you should do what whatever you have to do shy of killing yourself or someone else. ”

- Angie Stone

“ Silent pictures show us how we lived and what our attitudes were. And as an art form, they can be wonderfully entertaining and often inspirational. ”

- Kevin Brownlow