I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
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.
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
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.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for 'the mess we're in'.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.