" How do you know you're going to do something, untill you do it? "
- J. D. Salinger
" People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that's just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music. "
- Lenny Kravitz
" I was perceived to be a first- to third-rounder. I kind of had a tough junior year and fell to the fifth round. At that time, it was motivational. "
- Ryan Howard
" There is no stronger case for the motivational power of real science than the discoveries that come from the Hubble Space Telescope as it unravels the mysteries of the universe. "
- John M. Grunsfeld
" Throughout my career, the pounding in my heart, the fright, has been ever-present, but I never turned back. Fear can be a highly motivational part of the journey. "
- Nina Tassler
" You never know what motivates you. "
- Cicely Tyson
" I listen to a lot of TED talks and motivational speakers. "
- Jordan Burroughs
" Many are called but few get up. "
- Oliver Herford
" There is always room at the top. "
- Daniel Webster
" I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don't really consider myself that at all. "
- Andy Andrews
" Do whatever you do intensely. "
- Robert Henri
" Either move or be moved. "
- Ezra Pound
" I am not a has-been. I am a will be. "
- Lauren Bacall
" Don't fight the problem, decide it. "
- George C. Marshall
" As long as I'm not selling out the people that ride or die with me, I'm glad I'm not an MC. I'm a motivational speaker. I'm not that rapper dude. "
- Young Jeezy
" I started doing motivational tours. I've seen all kinds of people, from the CEOs to the lowest executive, opening up to their fears. We don't introspect as much as we should. "
- Anupam Kher
" If you've got a talent, protect it. "
- Jim Carrey
" Fear of failure, it's the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me. "
- Jerry West
" Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers. "
- Amy Waldman
" I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles. "
- Marianne Vos
" Know or listen to those who know. "
- Baltasar Gracian
" I can't put this down. I'm reading it in Spanish but I am still having English lessons. It is a motivational book about basketball legend Michael Jordan. His determination was inspiring. It helps me focus and drives me on. "
- Bojan Krkic
" I'm a motivational speaker. "
- Young Jeezy
" Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it. "
- Phillips Brooks
" Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. "
- William James
" To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life. "
- Robert Louis Stevenson
" I come to win. "
- Leo Durocher
" Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. "
- Baruch Spinoza
" My mum was massively important to everything I've done, and now her memory is a motivational tool for me. "
- Fran Kirby
" If you don't ask, you don't get. "
- Stevie Wonder