Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
Don't go through life, grow through life.
My friends, love is better than anger.
Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.
Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking.
There were moments when I really just thought, I don't need anything and I don't need anyone. I just want to go away and disappear.
I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.
If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, than you're a badass with a heart of an angel.
Blame is just a lazy person's way of making sense of chaos.
Achievement is talent plus preparation.
I was motivated by just thinking that if you had all this external success that everyone would love you and everything would be peaceful and wonderful.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
You show your vulnerability through relationships, and those feelings are your soft spot. You need to have a soft spot.
My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh.
Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell.
Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer. It is joy and art.
Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.
Brain research tells us that only twenty percent of human beings have a sense of irony, which means that eighty percent of the world takes everything at face value.
Don't make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.
I was in a very deep, dark slump, and I needed to find a way to get myself out of it. I had to force myself back out into life, back out into experiencing things.
SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense
Life is funny and it is interesting how we make it as serious as possible.
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
You can't get mad at weather because weather's not about you. Apply that lesson to most other aspects of life.
Half of us are blind, few of us feel, and we are all deaf.
Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
Money is not real. It is a conscious agreement on measuring value.
The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Life opens up opportunities to you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them.
Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
An error does not become a mistake, until you refuse to correct it.
The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.
I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath.
The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
The only pressure I'm under is the pressure I've put on myself.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
My self-editing process is intense.
Family is not an important thing. It's everything.
One of the best things to do sometimes is simply to be.
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
Two things reduce prejudice: education and laughter.
What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way.
My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this is Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping.
The Eskimos had 52 names for snow because it was important to them; there ought to be as many for love.
What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.
Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.
Observe, record, tabulate, communicate.
Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.
Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life's greatest tests alone.
Never pray for justice, because you might get some.
i exist in two places, here and where you are.
Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
What you get is no longer what you see.