No leader can be too far ahead of his followers.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
I invented my life by taking for granted that everything I did not like would have an opposite, which I would like.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
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.
Never tell all you know-not even to the person you know best.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
You have to make the rules, not follow them.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
I may have had a lot of luck in my life, but I still need to find a challenge in the game.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.