We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
We're lost, but we're making good time
I just want to be able to play and make people feel good with what I do. When you're thinking that way, anything can happen. And, usually, what happens is good.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
To attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.