To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If youre not, pretend you are.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.