If you don't like someone's story, write your own.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
One new feature or fresh take can change everything.
The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
What's done can't be undone.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Man's sensitivity to the little things and insensitivity to the greatest are the signs of a strange disorder.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.