A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
The one excellent thing that can be learned from a lion is that whatever a man intends doing should be done by him with a whole-hearted and strenuous effort.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
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.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
What does not destroy me, makes me strong.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
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.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
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.