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.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
When they say the sky's the limit to me that's really true
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Above all things, respect yourself.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
You shape your own destiny.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.