“A wise man once said nothing.” —Proverb
I LOVE spending time on my own.
I’m not a narcissist.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
“Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.”
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”
“No, there is literally nothing on the business side that I wouldn’t sacrifice in a heartbeat to have an extra couple of hours’ writing. Nothing.”
“Secretly we’re all a little more absurd than we make ourselves out to be.”
“I think introverts can do quite well. If you’re clever you can learn to get the benefits of being an introvert, which may be, say, being willing to go off for a few days and think about a tough problem, read everything you can, push yourself very hard to think out on the edge of that area.”
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot”.
“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
“A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.”
“Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.”
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.”
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
“We’re at maybe 1% of what is possible. Despite the faster change, we’re still moving slow relative to the opportunities we have. I think a lot of that is because of the negativity… Every story I read is Google vs someone else. That’s boring. We should be focusing on building the things that don’t exist.”