“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
~ Louis Pasteur
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition."
~ Mark Twain
“If not now, when?”
~ Eckhart Tolle
"Offline is the new peace of mind."
~ Mind Mastery
"The pulp writer's insureance policy: continuing characters."
~ Erle Stanley Gardner
“The sole purpose of the first sentence in an advertisement is to get you to read the second sentence of the copy.”
~ Joseph Sugarman
"You often feel tired, not because you've done too much, but because you've done too little of what sparks a light in you."
~ Alexander Den Heijer
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
~ Albert Einstein
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
~ H.P. Lovecraft
“Amateurs get distracted. Pros just keep going.”
~ Maxime Lagacé
“Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
“Writing is like playing the violin. It takes practice.”
~ Aaron Sorkin
"Question to reflect on as you buy another book: Are you reading to figure out what to do?Or to avoid doing what you know you should do?"
~ Dickie Bush (ship30for30)
"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
~ Thomas Jefferson
“Work like hell… If other people are putting in 40-hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100-hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you will achieve in 4 months, what it takes them a year to achieve.”
~ Elon Musk
"It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen."
~ Scott Belsky
"When one formulates one's personal acts in writing... What as confused and subjective becomes thereby objective."
“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.”
~ Stephen King
"Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind."
~ Virginia Woolf
“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
~ Edward de Bono
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”
~ Pablo Picasso
“The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.”
~ Dan Stevens
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh
“Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results – the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert
“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”
~ Salvador Dali
"There are people who can neither find happiness in their own lives nor permit those around them to be happy. The best you can do is get such people out of your life."
~ Thomas Sowell
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”
~ Thomas Sowell
"People will provoke you until they bring out your ugly side, then play victim when you go there."
"Anyone who is comfortable spending time in solitude is a powerful person."
~ Barb Schmidt
"Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution."
~ Albert Einstein
"If you do not take risks in life, number one, you would never find out how strong you are. Number two, you would never grow."
~ Anastasia Soare
“If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.”
~ Lou Holtz
"The first and best victory is to Conquer Self."
"It's one thing to have all that you need, it's another thing to recognize that you have all you need."
~ Toyin Omofoye
“Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer
"The bad news: You can't have it all. The good news: You don't need it all."
"My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do."
~ Francine Jay
"All cruelty springs from weakness."
"A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something."
"Your home is an extension of your energy field. This is why practices like cleaning your home, rearrangng furniture, organizing your closet and getting rid of objects that are cluttering your space can have a profound impact on your mind, body, and spirit."
~ Marym Hasnaa
"If you don't read the news, you're uninformed. If you do read the news, you're misinformed."
~ Denzel Washington
“Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside.”
~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
"A lot of people don't struggle with depression, they struggle with the reality we live in."
~ Keanu Reeves
"To be normal is the ultimate aim of the unsuccessful."
~ Carl Jung
"You can do it if you believe you can."
~ Napoleon Hill
“When my daughter says, ‘Daddy, I need you!’ I wonder if she has any idea that I need her a billion times more.”
~ Stanley Behrman
"Joy comes from using your potential."
~ William Schutz
"If it costs you your peace, it is too expensive."
~ Paulo Coelho
"Everyone loves animals until they hear the word vegan, then they'll argue tooth and nail why it's acceptable to abuse them."
~ Rob Zombie
"The way we see the problem is the problem."
~ Stephen Covey
“A great deal of what people say, think, or do is actually motivated by fear, which of course is always linked with having your focus on the future and being out of touch with the Now. As there are no problems in the Now, there is no fear either.”
~ Eckhart Tolle