I’ve created this page as the starting point for a compilation page on the Subject of Inspiration. I’ll add to it as I come across things that qualify, most recent on top, but after the Dylan quote.

Bob Dylan, interviewed by Jonathan Cott in Rolling Stone, 26 Jan 1978

The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for anyone but inspire them?”

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, remarks to US soldiers in Jordan

You’re buyin’ time, you’re a great example for our country right now. It’s got some problems. You know it and I know it. It’s got problems that we don’t have in the military. And you just hold the line, my fine young soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines. Just hold the line until our country gets back to understandin’ and respectin’ each other and showin’ it, and bein’ friendly to one another, you know, that Americans owe to one another, we’re so doggone lucky to be Americans. And we got two powers: the power of inspiration, and we’ll get the power of inspiration back. You have the power of intimidation, and that’s YOU, if someone wants to screw with our families and our country, our allies. Okay? So thanks so much for bein’ out here.”

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