A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
You can wish for things in the future to be different, but in this moment you have to accept things as they are.
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.
I am the captain of my soul.
We were a family who had come from nothing and now we had respect from French people of all sorts.
For every dark night, there's a brighter day
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Human dignity consists in the role we must play in our own perfection. Taking a role in our own self-completion is the highest expression of our creativity.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, donít you?
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be
A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.