My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
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.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
Find out who you are. And do it on purpose.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.