Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
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.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.