"Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work,
which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished."
— Mary Oliver
"In the instance of getting an idea, I go act it out on paper — I don’t put it away. I don’t delay, I don’t put off to tomorrow doing what I must do, right now, to find out what my secret self needs, wants, desires with all its heart. And then it speaks, and I have enough brains to get out of the way and listen."
"To be successful in life, I will need to be able to handle not being in control sometimes. No one is always in control of everything. What a great opportunity to improve!"