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.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
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.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
I am the captain of my soul.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
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.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.