"Someone once told me not to bite off more than I can chew. I said I’d rather choke on greatness than nibble on mediocrity."
"The unfolding of the bare human soul … that is what interests me."
"Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
"I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me."