“The first duty of music is to complement and enhance life.”
– Carlos Santana

“Imagination is infinitely more important than knowledge.”
– Albert Einstein

“Remarkable visions and genuine insight are always met with resistance. And when you start to make progress, your efforts are met with even more resistance. Products, services, career paths… whatever it is, the forces for mediocrity will align to stop you, forgiving no errors and never backing down until it’s over. If it were any other way, it would be easy. And if it were any other way, everyone would do it and your work would ultimately be devalued. The yin and yang are clear: without people pushing against your quest to do something worth talking about, it’s unlikely it would be worth the journey. Persist.”
– Seth Godin

“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”
– Zig Ziglar

“To always make decisions and give opportunity based on past observable performance is to severely limit our ability to achieve great results in the future.”
– Stephen Covey

“We tend to get what we expect – both from ourselves and others.  When we expect more, we tend to get more; when we expect less, we tend to get less.”
– Stephen Covey

“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”
– Vince Lombardi

“I must create my own system or be enslaved by another’s.”
– William Blake

“There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
– J. Paul Getty

“Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.”
– Winston Churchill

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”
-Mario Andretti

“I want the music to come from the deepest possible point in me so that I speak from my soul. It’s a magical dream when that happens. When you’re inspired, you can do anything.”
– John McLaughlin

“It’s about the music. I’m just the messenger, and I hope to do it as long as I live.”
– Eric Clapton

“What others find in poetry and art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.”
– Arnold Palmer

“We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull; some have weird names, some are broken, and all are different colors—but they live in the same box and work together to create pictures.”
– Unknown

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
— Theodore Roosevelt