It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
I think everyone has a certain kind of formula in their life. When you deviate from that formula, you're going to fail big or you're gonna win big.
Although one may fail to find happiness in theatrical life, one never wishes to give it up after having once tasted its fruits.
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams.
Speakers who talk about what life has taught them never fail to keep the attention of their listeners.
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.
Is it the factitious and the conventional that most surely succeed on earth and in the course of life?
Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won't know what it is until I succeed in doing it.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it.
I have two lovely sons and some good memories, but I've had a rather tumultuous personal life. It hasn't been dull; I've been the Hiroshima of love.
What I needed was a connection to life that was real and lasting.
Elektra is larger than life and wears her sexuality on her sleeve. So I was wearing clothes that were 100 per cent sexy. And just giving in to that.
I don't think we realise just how fast we go until you stop for a minute and realise just how loud and how hectic your life is, and how easily distracted you can get.
I think every human being has a level of melancholy in life and in general.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.