The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.
You may be disappointed if you fail. But you are doomed if you don’t try.
When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
Alexander Den Heijer
You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit is persistence in practice.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Common sense is not so common.
Find what you love and let it kill you.
I think perhaps I will always hold a candle for you – even until it burns my hand.
And when the light has long since gone … I will be there in the darkness holding what remains, quite simply because I cannot let go.
If a poem hasn’t ripped apart your soul; you haven’t experienced poetry.
Edgar Allan Poe
Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.
Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
Creativity takes courage.
The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.