"He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom."
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
"An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc."
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
"Concealed talent brings no reputation."
"Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets."
"First, make yourself a reputation for being a creative genius. Second, surround yourself with partners who are better than you are. Third, leave them to go get on with it."