Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.
In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.
Start wherever you are and start small.
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you’re going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.
Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens.
There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.
Don’t worry about being worried. You’re heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden.
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all that I can permit myself to contemplate.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
You will never win if you never begin.
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.