"To hold a pen is to be at war."

"Plodding wins the race."

"What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it."
Isaac Bashevis Singer

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."
Albert Einstein

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."
Stephen Hawking

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."
Amelia Earhart

"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give."
Eleanor Roosevelt

"To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity."
Lewis Mumford

"The more I think about it, the more I realise there is nothing more artistic than to love others."
Vincent Van Gogh

"Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great."
Rose Kennedy

"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."
Gustave Flaubert

"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."
Ambrose Bierce

"The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well."
Horace Walpole

"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."
Lewis Carroll

"The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues."
Elizabeth Taylor

"Optics, developing in us through study, teach us to see."
Paul Cezanne

"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning."
William Arthur Ward

"Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown."
Stephen Gardiner

"When I draw something, the brain and the hands work together."
Tadao Ando

"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country."
Anais Nin

"I didn't think; I experimented."
Anthony Burgess

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
T. S. Eliot

"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why."
William Barclay

"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it."
Alfred Hitchcock

"The purpose of life is finding the largest burden that you can bear and bearing it."
Jordan B. Peterson

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible."
Arthur C. Clarke

"The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one's negative experience is itself a positive experience."
Mark Manson

"Words are but the signs of ideas."
Samuel Johnson

"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one."
Charles Horton Cooley

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul."
Joseph Addison

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