There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.