I found a list of quotes I used to tack on my wall. You might dig these.
“Be like a steady promontory against which continually breaks the waves of life.” Marcus Aurelius
“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.” Flannery O’Connor
“When in doubt, blow something up.” J. Michael Straczynski
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value.” Albert Einstein
“I don’t have a moral plan. I’m a Canadian.” David Cronenberg