Genius is eternal patience.
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
One of the greatest discoveries a person makes, one of their great surprises, is to find they can do what they were afraid they couldn't do.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
If youre in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
I am easily satisfied with the very best.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Every individual has his own style, his own way of presenting himself on and off the field.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
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.
You can't make souffle rise twice.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.