I gain inspiration and learn from many resources. Here are a few, with some links:
Other artists, such as
Jerry Day, and
The beauty and endless diversity of the natural and human-made.
The Buddhist teachings of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and the teachings of
Dr. Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle.
Blues, jazz, and classic Motown.
The mystery and quiet of the night. Read the fascinating book Acquainted With the Night, about all things nocturnal, by Chris Dewdney.
The witty and thought-provoking poetry of former two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates (Greek philosopher, 468 BCE-399 BCE)
Press on: nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge (30th U.S. president, 1872-1933)
Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long,
but it bends toward justice.
Martin Luther King Jr. (civil rights leader, 1929-1968)