If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my axe.
It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
'To Start Press Any Key'. Where's the ANY key?
You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Fake it until you make it.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment
Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
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.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
Boredom is one of the most blissful feelings.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Art calls for complete mastery of techniques, developed by reflection within the soul.
The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
You can observe a lot just by watching.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Of all the things I've done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal