"As a young boy, I read 'Cheaper by the Dozen' and immediately became neurotic about my use of time. It taxed me severely, but only for the next 50 years. But I think it also allowed me to discipline myself to sit in the chair and be a writer, where one of the most needed qualities is patience."
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."Ridley Pearson on Carl Jung
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."Ridley Pearson on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Ridley Pearson on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Ridley Pearson on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Ridley Pearson on William Shakespeare
"For the first-time novelist you've got to get up at 5:30 in the morning and write until 7, make breakfast and go to work. Or, come home and work for an hour. Everybody has an hour in their day somewhere."