The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Discovering a major new advance in knowledge is like searching for a needle in a haystack and finding the farmer’s daughter.
Show me a novel that’s not comic and I’ll show you a novel that’s not doing its job.
All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible) but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.