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.
Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
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.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.