Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
Great companies are built on great products.
Don't wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
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.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
I readily absorb ideas from every source, frequently starting where the last person left off
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight