Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
I`d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
The destination of the seekerů depends on the road he takes.
Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.