My dear friend, clear your mind of cant.
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.
Courage is the thing. All goes if courage goes.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
You shape your own destiny.
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
It always seems impossible until it's done.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
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 you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.