“The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.”
– Brooks Atkinson, drama critic

“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer/philosopher

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t actually living.”
– Gail Sheehy, American writer on life’s stages or “passages”

“I have this theory that I call ‘returning to zero.’ You return to zero when you think you’ve achieved something, when you’ve reached a plateau. When that happens, you have to go all the way back to square one and treat the experience of success as if it never happened. You start over from a new angle. You commit yourself to some new sacrifice and some new risk.”
– Robert Redford, Academy Award winning movie actor, writer, and director

“I do not believe today everything I believed yesterday; I wonder will I believe tomorrow everything I believe today.”
– Matthew Arnold (1822-88), British poet, critic

“Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.”
– Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher writer/philosopher