Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre.
Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.
They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Only in the darkness, you are able to see the stars.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Be happy, but never satisfied.
I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
I donít think we are going to become extinct. We are very clever and very resourceful.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
The number one problem that keeps people from winning in the United States today is lack of belief in themselves.
Don't let anyone tell you what you ought to like... Some wines that some experts think are absolutely exquisite don't appeal to me at all.
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.