You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
The path to cheerfulness is to sit cheerfully and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there.
It takes a lot of time to be a genius.
You have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
You've got a song you're singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut. And you've got to make them think that you're one of them sitting out there with them too. They've got to be able to relate to what you're doing.
Different is good. So don't fit in, don't sit still, don't ever try to be less than what you are.
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.