First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
We must have perserverence and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something.
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.
If we go down into ourselves, we find that we possess exactly what we desire.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
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.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.
I'm sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn't have time to write a short one.
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 power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.
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.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?