Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
It is no use saying 'we are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
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.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
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.
Advertising is legalized lying.