"The only interesting answers are those that destroy the question."
"How simple the writing of literature would be if it were only necessary to write in another way what has been well written. It is because we have had such great writers in the past that a writer is driven far out past where he can go, out to where no one can help him."
"Let your actions always speak for you, but be forever on guard against the terrible traps of false pride and conceit that can halt your progress. The next time you are tempted to boast, just place your fist in a full pail of water, and when you remove it, the hole remaining will give you a correct measure of your importance."
"Experience is a good school, but the fees are high."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
"Failure is a disappointment but not defeat."
"Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains."
"Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity."
"All human miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone."
"We are all broken. Those of us who are less broken need to help those who are more broken."