We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
Make today worth remembering.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.