I know this is about inspiration according to the menu. But…strictly speaking, these aren’t all related to inspiration.

So sue me. I’m broke anyway.

Some do inspire, but most of them are here because, for whatever reason, they take me to my happy place.

Hopefully some of them will do the same for you.

So here—in no significant order—is a list of clever, witty, profound, moving, inspirational, and all-around awesome quotes.

A Bunch of Random Quotes

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. – Aldous Huxley

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. – Maya Angelou

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain. – Vivian Greene

A house without books is like a room without windows. – Heinrich Mann

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. – G. K. Chesterton

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. – J. R. R. Tolkien “The Hobbit”

One should never underestimate the power of books. – Paul Auster

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog–the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see. – Corrie Ten Boom

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. – Don Marquis

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. – Benjamin Franklin

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. – Thomas Sowell

There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch the words and have them touch you back. – Jim Fiebig

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. – Mark Twain

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. – Margaret Mead

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness, of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. – Benjamin Britten

I can’t take credit for it. That’s just the way my mind works. – Barney Fife

Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing. – Meg Chittenden

The man who has no imagination has no wings. – Muhammad Ali

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