The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.

Whenever you leave behind failure, you’re doing good. If you think everything you’ve done is great, you’re probably dumb.

The great thing about taking big chances when you’re younger is you have less to lose, and you don’t know as much. So you take big swings.

Don’t become something just because someone else wants you to, or because it’s easy; you won’t be happy. You have to do what you really, really, really want to do, even if it scares the shit out of you.