The will to act is our natural resource.

The Heart wants what it wants—or else it does not care.

The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable.

Oh it’s delightful to have ambitions. I am so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them – that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.

If you like something you’ll do it. If you don’t, you won’t do it.

You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.”

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it.

The best that an individual can do is to do what he or she can do, together with a burning desire to do it better."

Never let go of the fiery sadness called desire.

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.