I know of no genius but the genius of hard work.

JMW Turner (1775-1851), English landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, commonly known as “the painter of light”.

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.

Ken Robinson (1950- ), British author, speaker and expert on education and creativity

A man will have to stand on a mountain for a thousand years before a duck will fly into his mouth.

Chinese proverb

A small, daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules.

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), English novelist of the Victorian era

If any idea’s worth having once, it’s worth having twice.

Tom Stoppard (1937 – ), British playwright and screenwriter