This is a wonderful Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert (Author of 'Eat Pray Love') I can relate to her stories of where the inspiration, stories come from. Particularly when she speaks of the 90 year old poet. How the poems would come at her fast and she had to run to get paper and a pencil as fast as possible.
I seem to get lyrics, poems, ideas when I am doing dishes. Or if I am out for a walk. Often when I am actively doing something that doesn't directly involve my art - that is when I am "given" these nuggets of art.
Since I love Pinterest...I had to add in a picture to this post. (Book Cover) I have linked it to Elizabeth Gilbert's website.