You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

Dr Seuss, fictional alter ego of Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-91), American writer, poet, cartoonist and children’s author. (Thanks to Johnny Martin for sharing.)

The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of one’s trousers to the seat of one’s chair.

Kingsley Amis (1922-1995), English novelist, poet, critic and teacher

I failed my way to success.

Thomas Edison (1847-1931), American inventor and businessman

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

William Shakespeare, “Measure for Measure”, Act 1, Scene 4