A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!
I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
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.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
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.
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.