It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Common sense is not so common.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.