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Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
W. Somerset Maugham
Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
When a band becomes as truly iconic as the Velvet Underground, there will often be a box set released, overburdened with mediocre material that dilutes what was fine left on its own.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
A great production of a black comedy is better than a mediocre production of a comedy of errors.
Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.
Edwin Louis Cole
With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.
It's more than magnificent - it's mediocre.
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
George Allen, Sr.
I would rather write or record something great and have it overlooked than do mediocre work and have it be popular.
If you really love films, and you really want to get the full impact, there's a huge difference between watching something on a small screen with a mediocre sound system and watching it on a giant screen in a giant theater with a huge beautiful sound system. I mean, the difference is electric.
Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That's got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach.
I'm not a big fan of mediocre.
Marcia Gay Harden
Mediocre theoretical physicists make no progress. They spend all their time understanding other people's progress.
I think when dance is mediocre, it's painful. But when dance is really impressive, it destroys.
Neil Patrick Harris
To sing is to bring to life; impossible if the words are mediocre, however good the music.
There are pockets of great food in Spain, but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain, and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and the same in Germany and the same in Austria.
When screening engineers from other companies, its smart to value engineers from great companies more than those from mediocre companies.
Good, bad mediocre or whatever it is, if a director wants me in his movie, I take it as a compliment.
Most of the time I feel stupid, insensitive, mediocre, talentless and vulnerable - like I'm about to cry any second - and wrong. I've found that when that happens, it usually means I'm writing pretty well, pretty deeply, pretty rawly.
Andre Dubus III
I've played every instrument you could possibly think of for 10 minutes. So I'm mediocre at everything. I can play drums, guitar, piano, violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute... Just not well.
Technology is a bit of a double-edged sword. Used right, it's a wonderful tool, but unfortunately, it makes it easier for a lot of mediocre people to get really crappy ideas out.
My high-school years were so mediocre - I moved out when I was 16 and started living with my girlfriend who was 10 years older. Apart from that, I was just a video nerd.
I'm very ambitious, musically - I want to create great things, not mediocre work.
James Vincent McMorrow
My favorite thing about decorating is mixing different periods and styles. If you have something that's old, and you really do want to mix those styles, then you have to add something that's obviously modern with it. You can't put a kind of a mediocre thing in the middle.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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