The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It's because of them I did it myself.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.