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"As people we will always be one. As a person we will forever be different."
"Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us will put out more and better ideas if our efforts are appreciated."
"Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what one is saying."
"Our Western culture regards practice as useful because 'practice makes perfect.' We prefer the Eastern concept: Practice makes different."
"Anyone who has written a million words has no writing problem."
"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
"Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results."
"Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed."
"It's who I am that makes me special, not what I can do. Another person's accomplishment never diminishes my own."
"Your happiness has to be within yourself, and that's what attracts people to you."
"If you can be happy right now, then you'll always be happy, because it's always in the now."
"Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness."
"It's never too late to become what you might have been."
"Time is the substance from which I am made.... Time is a river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that devours me, but I am the fire."
"If any one faculty may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory."
"Imagination is stronger than will power....When the will and the imagination are in conflict, it's always the imagination that wins."
"Aerialists know that to look down is to fall. Writers know it too."
"Doing something better than you've ever done it before is very satisfying."
"Don't let anybody tell you you're wasting your time when you're gazing into space. There's no other way to conceive an imaginary world."
"As you believe, so shall you do."
"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time, to have such things about us."
"Everything you do is an investment in more of the same."