The Inspirational Speech

Since I was young, I’ve collected inspirational quotes.  I’d cut them out of magazines and paste them in a book I kept just for that purpose, not organized in any way, just a collage of wisdom on wide-ruled notebook paper.  Much like I do with a few of my favorite poems, I tend to return to these quotes for a quick dose of confidence or quiet meditation whenever I need my well filled up again.

And every so often there’s that spectacularly inspirational speech that appears in the most random of places, that sort of becomes a foundation for your confidence and life direction.  This speech from Dead Poets Society is one of those for me:

I hope to write something like this one day.

What is your inspirational quote or speech?  If you don’t have one, it might be time to get one.

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