Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
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.
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
All thinking men are atheists.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.