Make them laugh, make them cry, and back to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
The destination of the seekerů depends on the road he takes.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
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.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.