I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
Years from now, after I'm gone, someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
All thinking men are atheists.
Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.
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.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
I don't care what people think or say about me, I know who I am.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.