this is

somewhat funny

or inspiring

When Fortune knocks, open the door,' they say. But why should one make fortune knock, by keeping the door shut?

- Idries Shah

Idries Shah , also known as Idris Shah, né Sayed Idries el-Hashimi (Arabic: سيد إدريس هاشمي) and by the pen name Arkon Daraul, was an author and teacher in the Sufi tradition who wrote over three dozen books on topics ranging from psychology and spirituality to travelogues and culture studies. (Wikipedia)