You never plow a field by turning it over in your mind. (Irish proverb)
You must speak up to be heard, but sometimes you have to shut up to be appreciated.
You must do as well as you can whatever God gives you to do; that is the best possible preparation for what he may want you to do next. (Thomas Chalmers)
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. (Wayne Gretsky)
You don’t believe in these things. You’re just writing pretty images. Write what you feel. And if you’re really honest, you’ll be writing for everybody else. (Oscar Hammerstein, to a 16-year-old Stephen Sondheim)