Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
Accept whatever comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny, for what could more aptly fit your needs?
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
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.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.