Don’t water your weeds.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.
The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading; in order to write, a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
Some people change when they see the light, others when they feel the heat.