Nothing will work unless you do.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
Because ideas have to be original only with regard to their adaptation to the problem at hand, I am always extremely interested in how others have used them...
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.
Itís not about what it is, itís about what it can become.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
If you try to be anyone but yourself, you will fail; if you are not true to your own heart, you will fail. Then again, there's no success like failure
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get 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.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Advertising is legalized lying.
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.