Aww, Bones, you sweetheart <3
Thanks for linking to my new thing; I'm glad to see you posting something like this to begin with!
For movies to watch for inspiration, it depends on genre. For my favorite genres, I like stuff like The Brothers Bloom, 500 Days of Summer, Yes Man, Summer Wars, Benny & Joon, etc. That covers a good portion of my most-liked and recommended stuff. I find them all to be quite meaningful and heartwarming. Do be careful of the ending in The Brothers Bloom, however. That one really gets you.
For music, I like to listen to whatever fits the mood I'm in or the one I'm trying to match. For writing an upbeat bubbly character, trying listening to music they might listen to as they dance their way down the street. Listen to the music you want to hear at the club scene you're writing, or maybe some classical for that fancy ball in the palace.
When it comes to getting inspiration to write, that's mostly going to come from reading books or stories that you like. Read your favorite authors and absorb them. Take notice of all the details and do your research on them. Read about the meaning of all the different symbols in those books, the meanings, the twists and why they worked so well.
When it comes to drawing, that's really a very similar approach to a writer, just with a different medium. A lot more practice is involved in this one, as no matter which style you prefer - freeform or from reference, realistic or abstract, cartoony or even anime - you have to practice getting it out of your head onto the page. On that note, the same goes for writers. There is nothing harder than training yourself to let go and just let it flow.
It's like we have been raised, trained, disciplined, or conditioned, to suppress this creative flow, most of us, and we have to unlearn passively blocking it. Almost as if we've been guided into building a dam around that flowing river and we have to really try to break that dam down brick by brick or layer by layer. It is too often that we undertake this endeavor alone, and I always encourage others to seek support in the form of online relationships, interpersonal work or casual relationships, or clubs or groups that share hobbies (book clubs, writing groups, chess club, etc).
I hope this gives you guys some ideas or some inspiration. If you're looking for inspiration quotes, look up quotes from salespeople and businesspeople. To me, they have some of the most inspiring things to say about building yourself and growing. In the right context, outside of growing only to be better at work, grow to be better at the things that you love. Always remember, pain can be a sign that you are growing, and that's not something you want to avoid. Pain is to be embraced, along with failure, embarrassment, and humility.
Embracing these four things will help you in many ways, but especially when it comes to writing a better story and living a better life. Pain, the pain of living that pairs with the joy and wonder of being alive, is something we must embrace so that we can become stronger in the mind. As artists, this is our domain, and we must become the masters of our domains. Failure is unavoidable. Learn from it and don't give up because of temporary emotions. Long-term goals have many short-term battles to fight. Fight each of them with the same vigor and determination. Showing our work to others or baring our intimate thoughts for others to see is something that can be difficult and embarrassing, but this is temporary - if you're worried about someone stealing your work, just mail it to yourself via the postal service so that you have proof before sending it out to anyone online. Humility, finally, is the key to taking criticism from those people that do see it. People will always give you their thoughts when you ask for them, and often times they will be filtered, sometimes less so. You won't always like it, as prepared as you may be, but being humble and understanding that even if you are published, even if you have made so much money, that you can always do better. It is understanding that as humans we are not perfect, and we never will be.
Much peace and love to the lot of you lovely folks~<3