The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.
It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
Work does not kill a man, it is worry, irregularity and uncertainty that kill.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.