"You can’t win unless you learn how to lose." - Kareem Abdul-Jabba (via kushandwizdom)

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"Simplicity is everything. After having exhausted all the difficulties…then simplicity emerges with all its charm, like art’s final seal.
Whoever wants to obtain this immediately will never achieve it; you can’t begin with the end."
- Chopin, quoted by his student Friederike Müller-Streicher
Source: The Art of French Piano Music by Roy Howat (via rachellebutler)

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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain (via kushandwizdom)

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"Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy." - Alvar Aalto (via kushandwizdom)

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