Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
I will never be by violence constrained to do anything.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
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.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.