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.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
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.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
The destination of the seekerů depends on the road he takes.
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
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.
Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Dont make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people cant take their eyes off of you.
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.