Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from. —  Jodie Foster

They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own. —  Antonio Porchia

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. —  Helen Keller

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. —  William Shakespeare

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. —  Steve Jobs

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. —  Robert Louis Stevenson

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. —  Marie Curie

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. —  Booker T. Washington

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. —  Ecclesiastes 9:11 (KJV)

You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing. —  Richard Feynman