Inspirational Quotes

A Selection

My Favourite Quotes

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
- Pablo Picasso

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
- Albert Einstein

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
- Rumi

“Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”
- The Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
- Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Quotes on Writing

"Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life. "
- Joseph Conrad

"A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just begins
to live that day."
- Emily Dickinson

“Make up a story... For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don't tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief's wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear's caul.”
- Toni Morrison