Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life
"Well met, my friends!" he would say as he came towards us. "You are lucky to spend so much time here; tomorrow I have to go back to Paris, to squeeze back into my niche.
"Oh, I admit," he went on, with his own peculiar smile, gently ironical, disillusioned and vague, "I have every useless thing in the world in my house there. The only thing wanting is the necessary thing, a great patch of open sky like this. Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life, little boy," he added, turning to me. "You have a soul in you of rare quality, an artist's nature; never let it starve for lack of what it needs."
Focus is saying no to 1,000 good ideas.
…I think everybody should get rich and famous, and do everything they ever dreamed of, so they can see that it’s not the answer…
No one was as rich as they were, precisely because they owned nothing and did not want more.
In the morning, when you find yourself unwilling to rise, have this thought at hand: I arise to the proper ...