As you go along your road in life, you will, if you aim high enough, also meet resistance . . . but no matter how tough the opposition may seem, have courage still–and persevere.
Alexander Graham Bell
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.
Pearl S. Buck
Perhaps one has to become very old before one learns how to be amused rather than offended.
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
You’ve got to be original. If you’re like everybody else, what do they need you for?
Keep in mind that you’re more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is.
My favorite rejection letter was from an agent who said, “We don’t have time to take on any new clients, and if we did, we wouldn’t want you.” But I kept trying. My second book got published. The first one never did.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Let any man speak long enough, he will get believers.
You’ve got to be a good date for the reader.
There are few times in your life when it isn’t too melodramatic to say your destiny hangs on the impression you make.
When you get used to being disappointed, the recovery time gets shorter, the time you need before you get back to work gets shorter and shorter.