How majestic is naturalness. I have never met a man whom I really considered a great man who was not always natural and simple. Affectation is inevitably the mark of one not sure of himself.
—Charles G. Dawes (American Head of State)
I’ve never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn’t have the right attitude, didn’t give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn’t prepared and didn’t have the whole program worked out.
—Ted Turner (American Businessperson)
Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.
—Philip K. Dick (American Novelist)
Look before you leap; see before you go.
You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
—Nancie J. Carmody
Seven days without laughter makes one weak.
Healthy personalities accept themselves not in any self-idolizing way, but in the sense that they see themselves as persons who are worth giving to another and worthy to receive from another.
—William Glasser (American Psychiatrist)
I couldn’t wait for success… so I went ahead without it.
—Jonathan Winters (American Comedian)
I believe that dreams transport us through the underside of our days, and that if we wish to become acquainted with the dark side of what we are, the signposts are there, waiting for us to translate them
—Gail Godwin (American Novelist)
All humans are frightened of their own solitude. But only in solitude can we learn to know ourselves, learn to handle our own eternal aloneness.
—Han Suyin (Chinese-born Eurasian Novelist)
Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong.
—Vita Sackville-West (English Gardener)
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
—Alberto Giacometti (Swiss Sculptor)