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Successful fiction does not need to be validated by 'real life'; I cringe whenever a writer is asked how much of a novel is 'real'.

Tags: Life, Real  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

You gotta pick yourself up. Sometimes you just gotta do it over and over, but you gotta do it. You can't give up. I wouldn't give up. I didn't give up - or doubt myself - in becoming a successful musician with a successful band.

Tags: Doubt, Yourself  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

I always knew that we were going to be successful and accomplish and succeed at our dreams. There was never a doubt in my mind. When we were recording 'Appetite For Destruction,' we all knew.

Tags: Dreams, Mind  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

The trap for an actor is that you become too successful at what you're trying to do, and you can find yourself stuck there.

Tags: Trying, Yourself  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

The most successful people I've worked with, like the Rolling Stones - people of a different, kind of legendary caliber - have such great, warm energy.

Tags: Energy, Great  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was.

Tags: Makes, Talk  ✍ Author: Jenny Agutter

And I think that when I finally decided to let go and let God and allow that to happen, I became a lot more successful than I could have done if I had planned it all myself.

Tags: Done, God  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It's sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people.

Tags: Sad, Young  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

I was elated, ecstatic and extremely surprised that we were successful.

Tags: Ecstatic, Surprised  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

Tags: Good, Liar  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

Tags: Power, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.

Tags: Experience, Fear  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.

Tags: Seldom, War  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.

Tags: Chance, Took  ✍ Author: Roger Babson

When you get successful, you can do pretty much whatever you want.

Tags: Pretty, Whatever  ✍ Author: Randy Bachman

If you're an actor, even a successful one, you're still waiting for the phone to ring.

Tags: Actor, Waiting  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target.

Tags: Fire, Until  ✍ Author: Douglas Bader

Stores can be much more successful, when they have more lifestyle products.

Tags: Lifestyle, Stores  ✍ Author: Douglas Bader

Like, if you are a celebrity, then anyone will let you be in a film or on a TV show, and if you're an actor, chances are if you are successful, you are becoming a celebrity.

Tags: Film, Show  ✍ Author: Penn Badgley

I want to give as many Canadians the opportunity to be successful and if we can use their athletic gifts to get them a free degree or a free diploma across the border then I guess I'm doing my job.

Tags: Give, Job  ✍ Author: Donovan Bailey

It's funny: I've been very successful and done a lot of films, and I don't really have an agent - I don't really pursue jobs, I let people come to me.

Tags: Done, Funny  ✍ Author: Rick Baker

I would love to do a rom-com, but they are not good - good and successful doesn't equate to the same thing.

Tags: Good, Love  ✍ Author: Simon Baker
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Not everything is going to be successful. To strive for that is really naive. You just do the best you can do.

Tags: Best, Naive  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of control over their lives are healthier, more effective and more successful than those who lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.

Tags: Faith, Power  ✍ Author: Albert Bandura

To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.

Tags: Nature, Study  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.

Tags: Business, Remember  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

I think the reason my stories have been so successful is that I have a strong sense of metaphor.

Tags: Sense, Strong  ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

I don't want to sound pretentious, but you could hire a bunch of monkeys to be on a TV show, and if it's successful, then everything's perfect and everybody's happy.

Tags: Happy, Perfect  ✍ Author: Scott Caan

The successful man doesn't use others, other people use the successful man, for above all the success is of service.

Tags: Others, Success  ✍ Author: Hall Caine

Music - opera particularly - is a process which is endurable or successful only if it is achieved by people who love to collaborate.

Tags: Love, Music  ✍ Author: Sarah Caldwell

Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure.

Tags: Knowledge, Work  ✍ Author: John Cale

For each of us who appear to have had a successful experiment there are many to whom their own experiments seem barren and negative.

Tags: Negative, Seem  ✍ Author: Melvin Calvin

Britain is not in the single currency, and we're not going to be. But we all need the eurozone to have the right governance and structures to secure a successful currency for the long term.

Tags: Governance, Single  ✍ Author: David Cameron

Had 'Bridesmaids' not ended up being so amazing and successful, we would never have been able to make 'Bachelorette.' So we are in awe of 'Bridesmaids' and totally owe them so much.

Tags: Able, Amazing  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

Well, paycheck protection is an important ingredient for a successful campaign finance reform measure.

Tags: Finance, Protection  ✍ Author: Andrew Card

I've thought a lot about success, because it's very strange to me that I've been successful.

Tags: Success, Thought  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

I've waited my entire life to be busy. Whenever I hear actors complain about being busy, I think, 'shut up.' Because you do, you wait to be successful or to be able to work.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

Nothing's funny about someone who's successful.

Tags: Funny, Someone  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

Even when people are rich and successful on TV shows, there's always some trouble - you have to poke holes in them, throw them out of a job, put a pie in the face.

Tags: Job, Rich  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.

Tags: Mistakes, Success  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.

Tags: Work, Yourself  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.

Tags: Crook, Monarch  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.

Tags: God, Good  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

You can't compete with Walmart. But you can have smaller businesses that are successful.

Tags: Businesses, Compete  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I'm more interested in enjoying my life and looking after my family than being hugely successful.

Tags: Family, Life  ✍ Author: James D\'arcy

I'm not really very ambitious. I'm more interested in enjoying my life and looking after my family than being hugely successful.

Tags: Family, Life  ✍ Author: James D\'arcy

I take pride in being one of the most successful producers in hip-hop history, having the most successful record in hip-hop history, I have the most number ones.

Tags: History, Pride  ✍ Author: Puff Daddy

I was putting myself under enormous pressure to be successful.

Tags: Enormous, Pressure  ✍ Author: Kenny Dalglish

I think long-lasting, healthy relationships are more important than the idea of marriage. At the root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership.

Tags: Marriage, Strong  ✍ Author: Carson Daly

If I could be lucky enough to just have radio as the base for the rest of my life, I could build off that. No matter how successful I become, I always look at radio as the only skill set I can really call on. I even know how to operate the boards.

Tags: Enough, Life  ✍ Author: Carson Daly

The important thing is to get the right players on the team so Mike can be successful.

Tags: Players, Team  ✍ Author: Chuck Daly

I think the Pistons have such a well rounded team, which is why they're so successful. All you have to do is look at the stats defensively and at their rebounding and scoring.

Tags: Team, Why  ✍ Author: Chuck Daly

It just seems like the most successful, iconic love stories are not so easy or escapist. I think the ones that stay with us and resonate are full of conflict, discord and misunderstandings 'cause that's what makes drama happen or tension even if it's a comedy.

Tags: Happen, Love  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

I became very successful at a young age... I had lots of opportunities and lots of power and had no idea how to focus it.

Tags: Age, Power  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

Every successful enterprise has a very clear strategic purpose.

Tags: Clear, Purpose  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be.

Tags: Alone, Small  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

I tried to write with someone else once before, but it was not successful.

Tags: Else, Someone  ✍ Author: Paula Danziger

While I was always successful... I never thought I'd be one in the world.

Tags: Thought, While  ✍ Author: Lindsay Davenport

I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.

Tags: Design, Start  ✍ Author: John Davidson

Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it.

Tags: Lose, Times  ✍ Author: Bette Davis

The only thing I really recommend, if you're starting out in stand-up is to not try to copy anybody else. You can be influenced by people. I was influenced by Steve Martin and Bob Newhart and Woody Allen, but I never tried to be someone else. I always tried to be myself. And the reason people are successful is they're unique.

Tags: Someone, Try  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Tags: Best, Life  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Every man has a right to be conceited until he is successful.

Tags: Conceited, Until  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.

Tags: Money, Success  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

I spent my adult life as a scientist, and science is, essentially, the most successful approach we have to try and understand the vast mysteries around.

Tags: Life, Science  ✍ Author: Lawrence Eagleburger

Because education is the backbone of a competitive workforce and successful economy, making it a priority is not uncommon.

Tags: Education, Making  ✍ Author: Michael F. Easley

I know I'm never going to be as successful as my dad, but I get bored doing nothing. I couldn't go from vacation to vacation and have no motivation.

Tags: Bored, Dad  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

I definitely am drawn to strong females who are successful, smart women because I am a woman like that. I think it's important to portray those kinds of women on film and television. Especially as a black woman, I think it's important.

Tags: Smart, Women  ✍ Author: Megalyn Echikunwoke

If it helps me in the way that if this movie is successful, I get to make more films, great, and the more films that I make and the more interest that I'm allowed to cover, the better for me and the better, hopefully, for the people who like to watch me.

Tags: Great, Movie  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

You know, times change and the elements change along with it. The elements of success. And my son's very successful. He's doing very well. And I have a younger daughter who sings.

Tags: Change, Success  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

I don't think I'm successful.

 ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner.

Tags: Good, Success  ✍ Author: Umberto Eco

What does it mean to a successful woman today? Does it mean you have to be a mother? If you are a mother, does it mean you have to be a mother with a husband? If you don't have a husband, what is the role that the man plays? I think there are a lot of confusing things that we're all really still sorting out.

Tags: Mother, Today  ✍ Author: Lisa Edelstein

Successful health reform must not just make health insurance affordable, affordable health insurance has to make health care affordable.

Tags: Care, Health  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Edwards

Our assistance in Somalia has been remarkably effective and successful, and we have helped with very small resources - a large group of people and we can now do even more.

Tags: Group, Small  ✍ Author: Jan Egeland

The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well.

Tags: Busy, Life  ✍ Author: Barbara Ehrenreich

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders.

Tags: Rights, Room  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

When I read biographies, I'm only interested in the first few chapters. I'm not interested in when people become successful. I'm interested in what made them successful.

Tags: Become, Few  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

Over time, the product we produce has been consistently successful here in America and around the world. Apparently, we are doing something right.

Tags: America, Time  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

The odds of being successful are the same for every group that is educated in America. It's just that the group that is not wealthy is 95 percent of the population. So if there are 100 successful people in a room, probably 95 out of 100 came from more modest means.

Tags: America, Means  ✍ Author: Michael Eisner

I've always had ambition, and the acting was successful and put my name on the map, but it was never the plan to stop there.

Tags: Acting, Put  ✍ Author: Idris Elba

So, it becomes an exercise in futility if you write something that does not express the film as the director wishes. It's still their ball game. It's their show. I think any successful composer learns how to dance around the director's impulses.

Tags: Dance, Game  ✍ Author: Danny Elfman

My writing, like everything I do, comes profoundly from my heart. I believe that if you follow your heart you will be successful in one way or another. Old-fashioned as that might sound, the philosophy is true.

Tags: Heart, True  ✍ Author: Elizabeth I

And basically I always said when I was little that if I ever became successful or a celebrity, I would buy her this huge house and she would never have to work anymore. And I've done that. So I feel happy about doing that.

Tags: Happy, Work  ✍ Author: Missy Elliot

Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment.

Tags: Business, Sports  ✍ Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn't much. But the things that I'm really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I'm not successful, what do I have?

Tags: Fail, Succeed  ✍ Author: Eminem

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.

Tags: Best, Love  ✍ Author: Benjamin Franklin Fairless

Anything that's on television as often as someone on 'The X Factor' is what's successful. That doesn't mean that I condone that or think that it's right. To be honest, I'd be the first to say I think it's a shame. But if that's the way it is then that's the way it is.

Tags: Mean, Someone  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I think I'd be a million times more successful and more iconic if I was a singer in the '40s. I'd be allowed a level of mystery, and I think I'd suit that decade.

Tags: Singer, Times  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

If you're a musician or actor, you know that if you're successful, some level of fame goes along with that. You're prepared. But how often does that happen to a programmer?

Tags: Happen, Often  ✍ Author: Shawn Fanning

There's so much going on in the world. There's so much information being thrown at us - so many things are being sold to us, and we're being told how we should appear and how to be more successful, blah, blah, blah. How does that manifest itself? In the pressures, the stress, this need to escape.

Tags: Escape, Stress  ✍ Author: Michael Fassbender

I may be a successful football player, but I feel like such a failure.

Tags: Failure, Football  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

I don't think an actor ever wants to establish an image. That certainly hurt me, and yet that is also what made me successful and eventually able to do more challenging roles.

Tags: Able, Hurt  ✍ Author: Farrah Fawcett

At the end of the day, successful box office just means that more people saw what you did and liked it, and that to me is the most important thing. That a lot of people saw it and liked it.

Tags: End, Means  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

What you never want to do is have a story that doesn't track emotionally, because then you're going joke to joke and you're going to fatigue the audience. The only thing that's going to string them to the next joke is how successful the previous joke is.

Tags: Joke, Story  ✍ Author: Paul Feig

The most successful families embrace and elevate their family history, particularly their failures, setbacks and other missteps.

Tags: Family, History  ✍ Author: Bruce Feiler

In the end, drama is successful if you care about the people.

Tags: Care, End  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

My childhood was a happy one, spent in a tall house in South Kensington and later in East Sussex, but my early and mid teens were less successful.

Tags: Happy, Less  ✍ Author: Julian Fellowes

The reason I was successful in launching my first book with bloggers is this: I assumed that I should spend as much time on a blogger with a million-person readership as I would pitching an editor of a publication with a million person subscription-base.

Tags: Book, Time  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

Tags: Nature, Technology  ✍ Author: Richard P. Feynman
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