Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life
Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
I do not want to die rusting, I prefer to burn out.
A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success. The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can't give you a formula for that.
When I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair.
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.
The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.