wellspring (plural wellsprings)
- The source of water for a stream, spring or well; a fountainhead; a wellhead.
- (figurative) A perennial source of anything; a fountainhead of supply or emanation; resource.
- 2020 September 28, Alex McLevy, “Marilynne Robinson finds transcendence in the stunning, soul-searching Jack”, in The A.V. Club:
- We’re so often taught to simply believe in ourselves—to trust our instincts—that to see a narrative in which second-guessing oneself and refusing one’s deepest impulses is a potential wellspring of charity and good is, in itself, noteworthy.