Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
You see things; you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.
We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from 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.
What I stand for is what I stand on.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.