What have I to do with plows? I cut another furrow than you see.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 54, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
It does not matter what the whip is; it is none the less a whip, because you have cut thongs for it out of your own souls.
(John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. address, 1865, Royal Military Academy, repr. in The Works of John Ruskin, vol. 18, eds. E.T. Cook and Alexander Weddesburn (1905). lecture 3, sct. 119, Crown of Wild Olives (1865).)
Milton, Madam, was a genius that could cut a Colossus from a rock; but he could not carve heads upon cherry-stones.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, June 13, 1784 (1791).
Said to author Hannah More when she wondered how a poet capable of writing Paradise Lost had written such poor sonnets.)
'There is no exact path to reach at your Goal or Destination, Dream is like distance not Displacement. You can choose any path to reach there. But always try to avoid a short cut one as a short cut one is not a worthy one.'