If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
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.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key?
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
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?
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God. I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to.'
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
We are trying to prove ourselves wrong as quickly as possible, because only in that way can we find progress.
Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.