“Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone.”

Charles de Gaulle

“Life is not a race course or a competitive examination. At worst it calls for endurance and at best it calls for a certain virtue in one’s dealings with oneself.”

Gore Vidal, 1957

In an unpublished letter to his half-sister, the late writer offers advice on life, his thoughts on JFK, and what it takes to make it into the history books. Read it here.

“Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.”

Bette Davis

(Source: vanityfair.com)

“Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.”

Will Rogers

(Source: vanityfair.com)