Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.
"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend." - Robertson Davies
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - Robert Heinlein
"Sometimes people ask you a question with their eyes begging you not to tell them the truth." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
"He who buys what he doesn't need steals from himself." - Swedish Proverb
"When you focus all of your energy in one direction for an uncommonly long period of time, you develop talent. Results follow obsession." - Shane Parrish
"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind." - Samuel Ulman