The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
Kill my boss? Do I dare live out the American dream?
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
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.
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.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.