There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
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.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Humans have come into being for the sake of each other, so either teach them, or learn to bear them.
Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.