Even though there are days…. May 16, 2018 | My Reflections Here are a few more quotes that have inspired me as an author. What quotes inspire you? I welcome your comments. Gratitude Journal Prompts are also great story starters. Marianne Williamson is an American author, teacher and lecturer. Confucius: 551 BC-479 BC was a Chinese teacher and philosopher. Pablo Neruda: 1904-1973 was a poet from Chile, South America.