Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
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
They alone live, who live for others.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
Go on with what your heart tells you, or you will lose all.
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.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.