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Show Sonny Rollins - “I think as long as people are around and can hear a record and hear people like Lester Young on a recording, there will always be a great inspiration for somebody to try to create jazz.”
Show John Philip Sousa - “Any composer who is gloriously conscious that he is a composer must believe that he receives his inspiration from a source higher than himself.”
Show Wayne Newton - “One night I went to see Bobby at the Flamingo. Because he was my hero, I would visit him for inspiration.”
Show Huey Lewis - “New York was the inspiration for The Heart of Rock and Roll and Workin' for a Livin'. There are a lot of songs in the streets of New York.”
Show Beyonce Knowles - “Diana Ross is a big inspiration to all of us. We all grew up watching everything about her - her mike placement, her grace, her style and her class.”
Show Lil' Kim - “It was a very emotional dinner... Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave her words of encouragement and inspiration. Everyone tried to remain positive.”
Show Talib Kweli - “So I just had to step up how I was doing it and the moment that I stepped up and the moment I focused all my energy on that is when things started to happen. So there's a direct relationship between my inspiration and my output.”
Show Ben Harper - “If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration.”
Show Fred Durst - “My life. The life I'm living that's where all my inspiration comes from. Real life experiences.”
Show Justin Timberlake - “The many sounds of Memphis shaped my early musical career and continue to be an inspiration to this day.”
Show Wanda Jackson - “Getting comments like that from even the young people at the shows who probably aren't singers, the girls who just tell me that I'm an inspiration to them, for one reason or another.”
Show Willie Dixon - “The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.”
Show Eddie Floyd - “The groups, though, were my inspiration way back then. I liked Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers.”
Show Jon Stewart - “Insomnia is my greatest inspiration.”
Show Margaret Anderson - “I defied nothing at all. I ignored the law because I didn't know it existed. It didn't occur to me that anyone would want to curb my inspiration.”
Show Thomas Carper - “For me, our beaches have always been a source of personal inspiration.”
Show Colleen Atwood - “I'd seen the current stage production and the 1975 production of Chicago. I liked them both very much, but I didn't use them necessarily as inspiration.”
Show Aaron Copland - “Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.”
Show Charles Ives - “Every great inspiration is but an experiment.”
Show Friedrich von Schlegel - “Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation.”
Show Nolan Bushnell - “The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.”
Show Mike Tyson - “The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don't have any particular goal in sight.”
Show Major Taylor - “I would like to cite an instance which proves the efficacy of clean living on the part of an athlete coupled with the inspiration received from a champion which go a long way to making a champion.”
Show Picabo Street - “I get my inspiration from everyone when I need it and how I need it.”
Show Nomar Garciaparra - “My inspiration was the game itself, not any individual player in it.”

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