1. the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.

    We here at In Print find inspiration one of the most essential tools of the trade.

    Here are some of our favorite inspirational quotes:

    It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.
    – Ernest Hemingway

    If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
    – Somerset Maugham

    It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.
    – C. J. Cherryh

    Creativity takes courage.
    – Henri Matisse

    A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it to be God.
    – Sidney Sheldon

    Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.
    – Ayn Rand

    Half my life is an act of revision.
    – John Irving

    I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged.
    – Erica Jong

    Creativity is an act of defiance.
    – Twyla Tharp

    The scariest moment is always just before you start.
    – Stephen King

What are your favorite quotes?
What gets your creativity flowing?
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