There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
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.
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.
Be yourself, let you come through.
The time is always right to do the right thing
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
I am the captain of my soul.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
If the little bit you have is nothing special in itself, at least find a way of saying it that is a little bit special.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.
The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.