A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
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.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak
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.
The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a patter of systems.
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Don't fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
People throw stones at you and you convert them into milestones.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.