If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
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.
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts...
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even if we are not wise enough to see it.
It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
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.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.