The greatest artists express their inner self; an artist paints her rage; a writer pens his fear; a dancer expresses her sadness through movement; and a musician's loneliness echoes in his performance.
The soul of an artist cannot be muted indefinitely. It must either be expressed or it will consume the host.
To me, empathy and compassion are among the bravest of emotions ... and faith, the bravest of convictions.
Bravery is not the trait of a fearless person, lest the reckless actions of a fool be considered brave. Bravery is the quality that allows us to overcome our fears and succeed.
Success can be defined in many ways but failure in only one ... quitting!
A writer fails, not when a reader is not moved; but when, as a reader, the writer is not moved.
God, Himself, wrote the 10 into stone with his own finger. He told the epic of mankind, our origins and our future, in a book. For me, there is no more noble a cause and no more honorable a vocation than to say, like Him, I am a writer.
There's something to be said about drinking a carafe of wine by yourself ... I just can't remember at the moment what it is! (said after drinking a carafe of wine by himself)