Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it.
If you want to work on your art, work on your life.
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
If writers were good businessmen, they’d have too much sense to be writers.
It is as easy to dream a book as it is hard to write one.
You see things, and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were and say, “Why not?”
Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn’t been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place.
Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.