Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
~George S. Patton
Everybody makes their own fun. If you don’t make it yourself, it isn’t fun. It’s entertainment.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The sound of laughter has always seemed to me the most civilized music in the universe. ~Peter Ustinov, from Dear Me
I read in order to write. I read out of obsession with writing. ~Cynthia Ozick
An absolutely necessary part of a writer’s equipment, almost as necessary as talent, is the ability to stand up under punishment, both the punishment the world hands out and the punishment he inflicts upon himself. ~Irwin Shaw
I wrote poems in my corner of the Brooks Street station. I sent them to two editors who rejected them right off. I read those letters of rejection years later and I agreed with those editors. ~Carl Sandburg
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. ~Samuel Johnson