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Literature is air, and I'm suffocating in mediocrity.
The bar is so low in rap - mediocrity is king!
I am uncompromising to the point of huge dissension in the studio. And it's served me very well. My theory and my philosophy is, 'Compromise breeds mediocrity.' Obviously, you have to pick your battles, and the more success an artist has, the more they want to be involved in their own career, which is not necessarily a good thing.
Any corporate policy and plan which is typical of the industry is doomed to mediocrity. Where this is not so, it should be possible to demonstrate that all other competitors are at a distinct disadvantage.
Private-equity and hedge-fund guys typically come into a situation of mediocrity, where rapid change may result in a profit.
There's so much in the 21st century that is stymied by bureaucracy and mediocrity and committee.
Let America first praise mediocrity even, in her children, before she praises... the best excellence in the children of any other land.
If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that.
Anyone in the humor business isn't thinking clearly if he doesn't surround himself with idea people. Otherwise, you settle for mediocrity - or you burn yourself out.
I think we live in an age of increasing mediocrity.
Well, teachers have been profoundly demoralized in recent years and are often treated with contempt by politicians. There's a great deal of reckless rhetoric in Washington about the mediocrity of the teaching profession - and I don't find that to be true at all.
The world doesn't need any more mediocrity or hedged bets.
We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do.
Low standards are a tactic that takes pressure off teachers' unions by accepting mediocrity and failure for kids.
What compromises women - babies, domesticity, mediocrity - compromises writing even more.
The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
James F. Cooper
You can always spot a 'television personality', even when they aren't actually on television, because they carry their 'made-up' persona in front of them, like some sort of baffler, or Ready Brek force field. Their reach for notoriety predicated on that fulsome mediocrity of talent detailed above has become frozen in their faces.
Virtue is defined to be mediocrity, of which either extreme is vice.
Rutherford B. Hayes
Because I have a dog, it's easier to work at home: I sit in a horrible weird 'Mastermind'-style chair and bask in my own mediocrity. Being single, I've no family life to distract me at the end of the day. Apart from taking the dog for a walk, I have no other responsibilities.
Reality shows have a lot to answer for. They applaud mediocrity.
I want to add something worthwhile rather than just chucking loads of stuff into the world. I don't want to feel responsible for adding to the soup of mediocrity.
Bat for Lashes
I sometimes make pictures which are not up to my standard, but then it can only be said of a mediocrity that all his work is up to his standard.
Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity.
I hope this series is good work, but it is in the half-hour medium, which is limited to a kind of mediocrity that sponsors are just dying to have right now, and the public, for some reason, is unconsciously demanding.
Anyone could be in the orchestra, or sports team, or arts club at my school. It was precisely the kind of inclusivity that now meets with a sort of scorn and derision as a prizes-for-all culture that generates only mediocrity. There's something so insulting about the idea that including lots of people means mediocrity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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