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Quotations by Subject: Success
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If you have been touched by the success fairy, people think you know why. People think success breeds enlightenment and you are duty-bound to spread around like manure. Fertilize those young minds!
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Meryl Streep (1949 - ), Barnard Commencement Speech, 2010
My success has depended wholly on putting things over on people, so I'm not sure that I'm that great a role model. I am, however, an expert on pretending to be an expert on pretending to be an expert.
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Meryl Streep (1949 - ), Barnard Commencement Speech, 2010
You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.
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Meryl Streep (1949 - ), Barnard Commencement Speech, 2010
Whenever I hear, 'It can't be done,' I know I'm close to success.
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Michael Flatley, (Lord of the Dance) quoted by Eric Celeste
I learned early that sometimes you have to dig through garbage to get anywhere.
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Michael Hainey, After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story, 2013
You always pass failure on the way to success.
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Mickey Rooney (1920 - )
Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.
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Mike Ditka (1939 - )
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
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Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)
Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
How do I define success? Let me tell you, money's pretty nice. But having a lot of money does not automatically make you a successful person. What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful, because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
Get on stage. A lot. Try stuff. Make your best stab and keep stabbing. If it's there in your heart, it will eventually find its way out. Or you will give up and have a prudent, contented life doing something else.
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Raymond Joseph Teller, Fury Letter written to Brian Brushwood, 10-18-93
I really feel as if the things we create together are not things we devised, but things we discovered, as if, in some sense, they were always there in us, waiting to be revealed, like the figure of Mercury waiting in a rough lump of marble.
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Raymond Joseph Teller, Fury Letter written to Brian Brushwood, 10-18-93
We always felt as if every show was the most important thing in the world, but knew if we bombed, we'd live.
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Raymond Joseph Teller, Fury Letter written to Brian Brushwood, 10-18-93
We made a solemn vow not to take any job outside of show business. We borrowed money from parents and friends, rather than take that lethal job waiting tables. This forced us to take any job offered to us. Anything. We once did a show in the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia as part of a fashion show on a hot July night while all around our stage, a race-riot was fully underway. That's how serious we were about our vow.
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Raymond Joseph Teller, Fury Letter written to Brian Brushwood, 10-18-93
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
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Reggie Leach
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
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Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
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Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)
Underpromise; overdeliver.
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Tom Peters, in The Chicago Tribune
I donít know what the future of my career holds, but I know that whatever is over the horizon, the road Iíve traveled to get here is like those Interstates in Texas: everything can look the same, and it can feel like youíre not going anywhere, until you suddenly get where youíre going and realize that youíve been traveling for a long time.
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Wil Wheaton, WIL WHEATON dot NET, 12-16-2013
If you enjoyed making a thing, and youíre proud of the thing you made, thatís enough. Not everyone is going to like it, and thatís okay.
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Wil Wheaton, WIL WHATON dot NET, 12-07-13
Sometimes, a person who likes your work and a person who donít will show up within milliseconds of each other to let you know how they feel. One does not need to cancel out the other, positively or negatively; if youíre proud of the work, and you enjoyed the work, that is whatís important.
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Wil Wheaton, WIL WHATON dot NET, 12-07-13
I know of only one bird - the parrot - that talks; and it can't fly very high.
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Wilbur Wright (1867 - 1912), declining to make a speech in 1908
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
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Woody Allen (1935 - )
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