No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
Argue not concerning God,re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul
Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or the unseen world, but directly from life.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
One must maintain a little bittle of summer, even in the middle of winter.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
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.
You have to work hard to get to the top of your game. I think every writer has doubts! I still do all the time.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
I will take fate by the throat; it will never bend me completely to its will.
I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.