Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Don't waste time and energy trying to find the right words, worrying how to present it so that people will not judge you. Don't worry about embarrassment. Reveal yourself to yourself. Don't protect yourself from yourself.
It's a waste of time for people to say things they think other people want to hear, or try and come off in a certain way. I try to be as honest as I can.
I've met people who will go to a movie that I can't stand and they say that they saw that movie ten times. There's something they like and identified in that movie, and I don't see it.
I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check.
Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.
Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don't give some value to friendships and it can be depressing.
I used to spend most of my time straining to be a nice guy so people would like me.
Some of the things you read you get an immediate reaction to so I've stopped reading things now. I do worry about my family though. Some people do try some nasty things to get at them and try and get a reaction from them.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
It is extremely difficult to say how long the process actually took to finally achieve my fragrance, Boudoir, because there was a lot of time waiting around for other people.
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.
Movie directors, or should I say people who create things, are very greedy and they can never be satisfied... That's why they can keep on working. I've been able to work for so long because I think next time, I'll make something good.
So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!
Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy.
So people think I've been lying about my age all this time, It's the records that are wrong. I've never once told anyone how old I am.
I wouldn't say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it.
Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.