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.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and to impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
How long should you try? Until.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
You shape your own destiny.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.