Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [OS 7 September] – 13 December 1784), often called Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography calls him "arguably the most distinguished man of letters...
Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.
Bravery is feeling fear but doing the thing anyway.
—Jennifer Donnelly in The Wild Rose
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.