I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It s courage that counts.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.