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.
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!
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
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.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
When things go wrong don't go with them
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.