I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
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.
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.