Madonna // "A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want."
Keith Richards // "A painter's got a canvas. The writer's got reams of empty paper. A musician has silence."
Claude Monet // "I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible."
Ernest Hemingway // "There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man's life to know them, the little that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave."
Audrey Hepburn // "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Never throw out anyone."
Steve Jobs // "If you are working on something you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you."
Martin Luther King Jr. // "The trouble isn't so much that our scientific genius lags behind, but our moral genius lags behind. The great problem facing modern man is that...the means by which we live have outdistanced the spiritual ends for which we live... The problem is with man himself and man's soul. We haven't learned how to be just and honest and kind and true and loving...that is the real basis of our problem."
Jean Cocteau // "My hair has always grown in all directions and my teeth too and my beard. My nerves and my soul must surely grow in the same way. That is what makes me incomprehensible to those who grow all in one direction...They do not know how to take me. This organic disorder is a safeguard for me because it keeps the thoughtless at distance."
John Steinbeck // "In uncertainty I am certain that underneath their topmost layers of frailty, men want to be good and want to be loved. Indeed, most of their vices are attempted shortcuts to love."