Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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.
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Failure is not our only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.