"All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time."
"I think to make any relationship work it just takes a tremendous amount of effort and accepting of one another."
"Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind."
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
"There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it as of the individual, so should it be of the nation."
"I just try to do the best job I possibly can - put the blinders on, go to work and be the best you can possibly be. Once you have done everything that you possibly can - you've put forth your greatest effort - then I can live with whatever's next."
"What is human warfare but just this an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party."
"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding."
"My childhood dreams were focused on being part of the effort to make humanity a multiplanetary species."
"I made a supreme effort not to do that thing that parents do, which is to bore people without children to death by going on and on about how funny their children are, so there's none of that hopefully."