Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.

Salvador Dalí

In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.

Albert Camus

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.

Gustave Flaubert

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

Benjamin Franklin

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. 
Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
Jorge Luis Borges

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.

William Faulkner

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