Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Every intention is a trigger for transformation.
What's the world's greatest lie?... It's this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what's happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate.
You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
We travel. Some of us forever. To seek other states, other lives, other souls.
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired by glory.
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.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-nes