The finest task for an Engineer – to survey, to plan, to suggest resources and material, assemble them for task in hand, implement and produce results.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Why, look at me. I've worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
You reach a point where you don't work for money.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...
To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.