You don’t believe in these things. You’re just writing pretty images. Write what you feel. And if you’re really honest, you’ll be writing for everybody else.

Oscar Hammerstein, to a 16-year-old Stephen Sondheim

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

What you hear, see and read will determine your destiny. You’re the same person today that you’ll be five years from now, except for the people you meet and the books you read.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.

Louis L’Amour

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.

Osho

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.

Marilyn Vos Savant

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.

Angela Monet

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.

Hindu proverb