I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.
I like things to be modern and still have a bit of tradition. I believe in history.
Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.
I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.
Do not settle for less than exactly what you want. Your heart’s desires are there for a reason. Chase them.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.
If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars.