Business books and magazines are great, but there is as much or more to be gained from reading nonfiction. There is a certain education and situational knowledge that comes along with being widely read. You run into a lot of ideas, a lot of concepts, and you find a lot of connections.— Anthony Iannarino
I never thought about losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. . .. We all have to take defeats in life.— Muhammad Ali
Writing is like anything-baseball, playing, piano playing, sewing, hammering nails. The more you work at it, the better you get. But it seems to take a longer time to get better at writing than hammering nails.— Betsy Byars
— Betsy Byars
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.-– George R.R. Martin
I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually, they make the difference between winning and losing.— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I am a believer in regular work, and [I] never wait for inspiration.— Jack London
Vigorous [strong, effective] writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.— William Strunk, Jr.
The moral is clear: The wisest folks know That it’s so nice to win, but it’s foolish to crow.— Aesop, Greek writer
There is nothing more disenchanting to man than to be shown the springs and mechanism of any art. All our arts and occupations lie wholly on the surface; it is on the surface that we perceive their beauty, fitness, and significance; and to pry below is to be appalled by their emptiness and shocked by the coarseness of the strings and pulleys.–Robert Louis Stevenson
Whatever your life’s work is, do it well.—Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is nothing like writing to force you to think and get your thoughts straight.— Warren Buffett
You never conquer a mountain. You stand on the summit a few moments; then the wind blows your footprints away.— Arlene Blum, US mountain climber
A careful preparation is half the battle.—Major A.R. Calhoon
How to observe should be the motto, not only in the beginning of our life, but throughout our career.–Russell H. Conwell