When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
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.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
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.
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.