Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
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.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.