"First comes thought; then organisation of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."
Napoleon Hill

"In reality art is always for everyone and for no one."
Eugenio Montale

"Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world."
George Bernard Shaw

"Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space."
Orson Scott Card

"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
Saint Augustine

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself."
Henry Ward Beecher

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped."
Tony Robbins

"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens."
Douglas William Jerrold

"Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad."
Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance."
Nikola Tesla

"Language is a virus from outer space."
William S. Burroughs

"Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life."
Simone Weil

"With the right talent, any director can be successful."
Kim Jee-woon

"The choices I make - they have to be creative."
Huey Lewis

"To draw you must close your eyes and sing."
Pablo Picasso

"Its not really about the movie business, it's about staying in the picture."
Robert Evans

"Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us."
Oscar Wilde

"Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century."
Marshall McLuhan

"We aim above the mark to hit the mark."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul."
Rebecca West

"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know."
Diane Arbus

"To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts."
Henry David Thoreau

"If you want a thing done well, do it yourself."
Napoleon Bonaparte

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
Edith Wharton

"Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."
Carl Sandburg

"The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living."
Thabo Mbeki

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."
George Herbert

"Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?"
Kanye West

"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
Helen Keller

"It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top."
Arnold Bennett

Next >

Submit quote