The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.
— James Baldwin

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Brian Tracy active quote

Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
— Richard Cecil

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between.
— Sylvia Plath

Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
— Leonardo da Vinci