"Hope is not a dream, but a way of making dreams become reality."
– Cardinal Leon Joseph Suenens
"Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself."
– Miles Davis
"Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid."
– Lady Bird Johnson
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud
"It is good to act as if. It is even better to grow to the point where it is no longer an act."
– Charles Caleb Colton
"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself."
– Alexandre Dumas
"There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best."
– Doris Lessing
"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
– Bertrand Russell
"Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same."
– Lois McMaster Bujold
"Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't."
– Lucille Ball