To achieve great things two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein (1919 – 1990), American composer, conductor and writer, probably best known for composing the music for “West Side Story”.

The mind is newly cleansed, but it’s also befuddled… I found that I wrote differently then.

Nicholson Baker (1957 – ), American writer, on why he took to getting up to write at 4.30am

A man grows most tired while standing still.

Chinese proverb

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Napoleon Hill (1883 – 1970), American author of personal success books